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School Librarians and Budget Cuts: Questions for Carl A. Harvey

As noted in a story from July, school librarians have been especially hard hit by school district budget cuts.

So here are some questions for Mr. Harvey. Feel free to add your own:

  • What do students lose when school districts replace librarians with clerks?
  • Do many people have misconceptions about what librarians do? How has the job changed in this era of the internet and rapid technological changes?
  • Any comments about the lack of access to print in low-income neighborhoods? What is the likely impact of the scaling back of both school and community libraries?

This post originally appeared on EWA’s now-defunct online community, EdMedia Commons. Old content from EMC will appear in the Ed Beat archives.