many thanks for your attention and advice!
The teacher-librarian job position is currently at high risk in
Italy. The decree 95/2012 says that job position is to be cut in
order to save money. Protests, manifestations and so on are being
held in many towns and one is scheduled tomorrow in Rome,
in front of the Ministry of Education.
About SL/TL education and training programs in Italy, the only
specialization course (post lauream) in school and children
librarianship available is the one offered by the University of Padua.
Of course, (best) practices from other countries (including laws,
guidelines, standards and indicators) do help.
A further letter is being sent to the Minister of Education: an
update will follow in these list-servs.
At 05:41 31/08/2012, Yuriko NAKAMURA wrote:
>The story you shared with us at IFLA School Library Resource
>Centre Section's committee meeting the other day was shocking.
>So, is the teacher-librarian's diploma (certification?) program
>at risk, you mean?
>As you might know we have School LIbrary Law in Japan and
>the certification program is stable, although there are many
>problems as well in the school library system in this country.
>We heard from a presentation at IFLA that a law specially
>for the school library development has passed in Argentina, right?
>It might be meaningful to collect those laws and regulations
>on school libraries in the world, don't you think?
> Assistant Professor
> Rikkyo University JAPAN
>On 2012/08/28, at 3:07, Luisa Marquardt wrote:
> > School libraries? Teacher librarians? No, thanks!
> > This seems to be the shocking perspective
> > designed by the Decree N$B!k(B 95/2012 within the
> > spending review. A huge investment of public
> > expenditure in educating and training teacher
> > librarians risk to become just an expense, a
> > waste of money. School library services and the
> > access to information through school libraries
> > are at a severe and dramatic risk due to the
> > cancellation of the teacher librarian job
> > position and, subsequently, the "usage" of that
> > professional and human resource as
> > "Administrative Assistant" (in schools or another
> > sector of the public administration).
> > I've posted several messages on Italian
> > list-servs and informed our colleagues during the
> > IFLA SLRC meeting in Helsinki (a joint message
> > from the IFLA Chair and IASL President would be
> > helpful). Furthermore, I've been campaigning -
> > as the Chair of the AIB SL steering committee -
> > with the teacher librarians against the decree
> > since I've come back from the IFLA
> > Conference. Here's the meaningful letter of the
> > President of AIB (Italian Library Association)
> > to the President of the
> > Republic:
> > I'll keep you posted.
> > If you want to express your comments, thoughts
> > and support, please, reply to this message. Thank you for your interest!
> > Best wishes.
> > Luisa
> > AIB SL Committee Chair
> > Director Europe for IASL
> > IASL-IFLA Joint Steering Committee
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