Report a Threat to School Librarians

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  • @librarymediaman tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-04 09:37:01 -0700
    Report a Threat to School Librarians and let us help you fight for your school library. http://www.saveschoollibrarians.org/report_a_threat_to_school_librarians?recruiter_id=471509
  • commented 2018-06-04 09:36:40 -0700
    Simsbury Public Schools is planning to eliminate a 1.0 FTE school library position at its high school due to a planned reduction of 5.0 FTE across the district. It’s a short-sighted, narrow-minded and ill-advised decision that will undermine student learning and the library’s efficacy.
  • commented 2018-05-21 17:23:24 -0700
    In Redmond, Oregon, the Ridgeview High School Library will close on June 30, 2018, due to low circulation in the past two years. The Bend Bulletin had a front page story on this in it May 8, 2018 issue.
  • commented 2018-05-07 18:07:22 -0700
    The Cabell County Board of Education in WV is planning on eliminating all elementary librarian positions beginning with the 2018-2019 school year because of budget cuts.
  • commented 2018-04-27 22:14:36 -0700
    Monroe School District in Washington state issued involuntary transfer notices to their teacher-librarians. We will no longer have certificated staff running libraries. There will be a check out desk only. No more teaching, no more reading of stories, no more engaging children in literacy. The decision was made by district level administration without any input by librarians. Educators here are devastated.
  • commented 2018-03-17 18:31:08 -0700
    On Tuesday, March 14, the Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to eliminate all of the Teacher-Librarian positions in the district. This is an initial layoff notice, and there is still a strong chance that this can change with strong advocacy for our school libraries in this California community.
  • commented 2018-02-09 14:22:24 -0800
    How in the world is California not the top headline for “everylibrary” when no other state comes close to the extinction levels we currently have. It is beyond my comprehension.
  • followed this page 2018-02-03 15:22:42 -0800
  • commented 2018-02-03 15:21:55 -0800
  • commented 2018-01-31 19:38:10 -0800
    Because of budget cuts, most school libraries in Hernando County, Florida, have ceased to exist. Some of them have been turned into testing centers for mandated testing. What a waste and what a loss for our students and our community.
  • commented 2018-01-31 17:38:57 -0800
    Wisconsin has had a Constitutionally-established Common School Fund that designated funds specifically for school libraries. With the introduction of Assembly Bill 713 and Senate Bill 857, certain legislators are decimating state support for school libraries and allowing funds to be used for general school aids and other purposes. Link to bill:

    https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sb713

    Wisconsin’s once-strong public school system and the libraries that have supported their success with the Common School Fund materials are in serious jeopardy. Please help!
  • commented 2018-01-31 14:43:06 -0800
    Trenton libraries have lost 10% of their libraries, while another 5% remain with vacancies (no certified librarian). Those libraries that remain have lost 2/3 + of their funding over the last 5 years. All this while all but one branch of the city public libraries have been closed.
  • commented 2018-01-01 13:46:44 -0800
    We need your help to save the Common School Fund! Draft legislation authored by Representative Hutton (R-Brookfield) and Senator Stroebel (R-Saukville) was released this yesterday that would end the Common School Fund as we know it and end the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) loan program that benefits schools, towns, villages, technical colleges, CESAs and public library systems.


    The bill does the following:


    • Eliminates the requirement that schools spend Common School Fund disbursements on instructional materials, library books or school library computers/software. Schools would be able to spend CSF funds on any items they would like and those items would not need to be housed in the school library

    • Eliminates BCPL’s authority to make loans. The interest on these loans currently goes into the Common School Fund.

    • Under current law, the BCPL can delegate some investment authority to the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), but SWIB can only invest in fixed income accounts. The bill would remove this restriction and allow SWIB to invest state trust fund dollars using their typical investment strategy.

    The bill authors are asking other legislators to sign on to this draft bill as co-sponsors. Legislators have until December 21 to sign on to the legislation. Contact your state representative and state senator TODAY and ask them to NOT sign on to this proposal and to oppose it if it is introduced (LRB-4425: Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Reform).


    How to Contact Your Legislators:


    The first step in contacting your legislator is knowing who your legislator is. The easiest way to do this is the tool found on the Legislature’s home page, at http://legis.wisconsin.gov. In the right-hand side of that page is a link that says Find My Legislators! Type your address in the box below that link to get the names of your state representative and senator.


    · Phone. You may leave a message for your legislator’s Capitol office or indicate your position on legislation through the toll free Legislative Hotline, at 1-800-362-9472.


    · E-mail. The e-mail addresses of members of the Wisconsin Legislature all have the same format. For members of the Assembly, the form is Rep.Jones@legis.wisconsin.gov; for members of the Senate, the form is Sen.Adams@legis.wisconsin.gov.


    WEMTA Legislative Advocacy
  • commented 2017-10-08 16:40:25 -0700
    East Orange, New Jersey has cut school library media specialist positions which hurts students in this underserved community. School libraries are closed 50% of the time and students lose access.
  • commented 2017-08-28 14:32:42 -0700
    The state of New Mexico has few school librarians left outside of the larger districts, due to extreme budget cuts. We need help getting librarians back in the schools and stable funding for libraries.
  • commented 2017-08-01 14:43:46 -0700
    I have been a librarian since 1972…my school district in Monroe Michigan has NO librarians and NO school libraries. Although I retired 4 years ago, I continue to advocate for the return of a central library at the high school. Classroom book collections are good but without an information/learning resource specialist aka: librarian as a team member, teacher and students are misssing one of the most Important Ways to foster reading, provide diverse authentic materials, and contribute to curriculum development.
  • commented 2017-08-01 09:15:44 -0700
    Hi, Wyoming has a very small tight knit community of school librarians. However, do to the economic crisis in our state the legislature have slashed budgets and school districts have cut most of the school library positions across the state, because of how few we are, and how spread out we are, we do not know how or have the funds to advocate for schools librarians. We would love help in this as the school districts and state legislature are looking at making more cuts to school libraries in the next few years.
  • commented 2017-07-10 06:23:37 -0700
    Lapeer Community Schools has a total of 9 schools in the district. Ten years ago there were three certified librarians. Next school year there will be only one and that one has been assigned to teach 2 hours of social studies and take care of the libraries.
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  • commented 2017-07-07 07:26:05 -0700
  • commented 2017-06-22 22:56:22 -0700
    Sycamore Middle School at Sycamore CUSD #427 in Sycamore, IL is losing their librarian
  • commented 2017-06-19 12:02:19 -0700
    Brenda Scott Academy on the East side of Detroit has a library but doesn’t employ a librarian so the kids lose access.