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What Happens When Media Positions Are Cut?

Posted on: October 26, 2011

An email signature tells a familiar story:

________, Librarian
Lincoln/Century/John Marshall/Golden Hill

The signature represents media specialists serving multiple buildings or working at new grade levels as media positions are reduced. Cuts abound despite an infusion of technology, restructured media programs,and research connecting media specialists to improved student achievement. Verbal and written support about the value of a library or media specialist has not translated  into monetary support at a time of universal funding problems.  . .More      The decline  in positions is disturbing and disheartening.

The experiences shared by several media specialists who responded to my request for their stories are shared in a journal article, What Happens When Media Positions Are Cut? is available as a full text article via Ebsco Databases.

Select the Link for a PDF version.   What Happens when Media Positions are Cut?   (Library Media Connection, May/June, 2011, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p16-18 3p) Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Updated October 2011

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