Thursday, July 22, 2010
School libraries in the UK: a worthwhile past, a difficult present - and a transformed future?
"There is a growing gap between the best services and those where resources and management support are failing, according to a new CILIP School Libraries Group report. The national survey of UK school libraries has just been completed, with detailed replies from 1,547 secondary, middle, special and independent schools and exhaustive activity reports from over 1,000 of these, supplemented by information from 655 primary schools. The final report School Libraries in the UK: a worthwhile past, a difficult present - and a transformed future? concludes that the vision and support of senior management is vital to success. It is crucial that school management recognise the difference that a good school library can make"