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Students, employees plead for local school librarian jobs during tough times

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Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:00 am

Heather Chappell is surrounded by love — literally. On the walls of Creekside Elementary School where she is the librarian, students have decorated red and pink paper hearts by finishing the sentence, "I love my library because …"

"I learn words," wrote one third-grader.

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4 comments:

  • posted at 6:56 am on Sat, Mar 27, 2010.

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    lodivice, you are correct in pointing out all of the resources available online. Today's libraries are now referred to as media centers, at least at the high schools. School libraries now have computers and printers in addition to books and magazines. The librarians provide orientation presentations to students to teach them about the online research sources available on the school computers. Students can also access their school libraries from their home computers to take advantage of the school-purchased services and find out what books are available for check-out. The loss of the school library is huge!

     
  • posted at 2:53 pm on Fri, Mar 26, 2010.

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    essayjay: Wow! Was Able To Read Your Post Being On-Line & All. Downloaded A Book Last Night, I Can Even Watch Movies & Play Music, Time To Get A Mac & Good Luck With The Job Search.

     
  • posted at 3:07 pm on Tue, Mar 23, 2010.

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    To lodivice, you obviously live in a world without literature. Books are not being replaced by the internet. You cannot read a book on the internet. When was the last time you read a novel?

     
  • posted at 3:04 pm on Tue, Mar 23, 2010.

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    Three of LUSD's most important assets are #1 People, #2 Buildings and #3 Books. We have millions invested in Textbooks and library stacks. The decision to let go of our librarians will end up in the long run costing us way more then our short sighted administration realizes. Teachers and administrators do not have the time to keep track of textbooks and library books.

     
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