Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dolores Lombardi, librarian

"have been in decline for the past 20 years"
funding "has virtually disappeared"

clear link between libraries and student achievement

"how to blend the technology skills they learn in computer labs" with books
"both physical and intellectual access to technology"
"reading and literacy in its broadest sense"

We'd lose our CW-MARS membership if we cut our librarians to two in middle schools.
separate research strand in skills
(we're going to need them to meet goals at state and federal level)

"Worcester continues on the wrong path" by eliminating librarians.

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