I started out as a school librarian. I worked with teachers from every subject and my library was a hub of learning and entertainment (though I say so myself). School libraries should be expanding not getting cut! Please sign the petition.
In 2015 the following authorities have proposed cuts to school library services:
• East Renfrewshire
• South Lanarkshire
• North Lanarkshire
• Falkirk Council
The Standing Literacy Commission (SLC) published their final report on the Scottish Government’s Literacy Action Plan. The aim of the SLC report was to capture the impact of work undertaken across different sectors who have a direct influence on supporting literacy. The following quote is taken directly from the SLC final report,
“…schools with school libraries and librarians achieved higher exam scores, leading to higher academic attainment; higher quality project work; successful curriculum and learning outcomes; more positive attitudes towards learning and increased motivation and self-esteem among pupils.”