A reporter for the New York Times spent hours collaborating with Lulu on a story about school libraries and school librarians. The article appears today on the front page of the NY Times webpage (nytimes.com). It is also on page A17 of the paper edition today.
Nancy Everhart, president of the American Association of School Librarians, whose membership has fallen to 8,000 from 10,000 in 2006, said that, on the contrary, the Internet age made trained librarians more important, to guide students through the basics of searching and analyzing information they find online.
Libraries, Dr. Everhart said, are “the one place that every kid in the school can go to learn the types of skills that will be expected of them when it’s time to work with computers in class.”
See full story on front page at NYTIMES.COM