School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

(15 Sep 2019) Researchers have reported an “alarming” loss in the number of qualified teacher librarians in Australia’s schools, warning student literacy will continue to suffer if the trend is not reversed.

Once a staple of schools, the roles have been branded a dying breed with many principals opting to replace them with cheaper “library officers” and “library assistants”, often with no qualifications or educational training.

ABC News has the full story here.