The current state of Australian school libraries

ASLA and ALIA have just released research findings on Australian school libraries and teacher librarians. A copy of the report can be accessed here.  Alarming trends regarding budgets and staffing, but many people already knew that from their own school circumstances.  As the ALIA website states, “School libraries are hovering on the poverty line.”

A similar tale in the May edition of the AEU News (Victorian branch). An article about teacher librarians is entitled “On borrowed time”. Read the article here.