Earlier this week, United Kingdom-based, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) released a statement, School Libraries – A Right, on the role and value of school libraries. It sets out the core entitlements that every child, school’s teaching team and wider school community should expect to receive. It provides the case for a properly resourced, professionally staffed school library.

With school libraries continually under staffed, under utilized, and under valued by everyone from school administrators to school board trustees to senior administration and even government busybodies it’s no wonder that CILIP (and other library advocates) has put out a position paper of sorts; the right for every student in every school to have access to a professionally staffed.

The British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association is in complete support of the CILIP position paper. Check out the BCTLA’s position papers on leveling books and school library programs.

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