School librarians needed now more than ever

Houston ChronicleBy Sari Feldman and Leslie Preddy
March 4, 2016

The American Library Association and the American Association of School Librarians are disheartened to learn that Houston Independent School District is considering dismissing a proposal that would ensure that a certified school librarian is placed in every HISD school.

The reduction of school library budgets and staff are not the answer; rather, such moves will have a negative impact on the academic achievement of students and, in the longer term, on their preparedness to succeed in a global society and contribute to the future economic health of Houston.

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