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Trey Czar of the JPEF basically says anybody can be a librarian.

In the Folio he said: "It is important to have a media center. You might be able to staff those facilities at lunch or after school with volunteers or staff additions," Csar said.

Yeah have a media center and just throw anybody in their to man it, that's how important they are. You know anybody can be a librarian. A reader sent me the following ...school libraries could be manned by volunteers without any special training whatsoever. Could this guy be any more condescending to media specialists? The majority of media specialists hold a master's degree in library science. But what does he care?? 

The answer is probably not much.

1 comment:

  1. "Staffing those facilities" with volunteers - he has no idea what media specialists do! Volunteers can be helpful for non-professional tasks, but certainly cannot replace the professional library and teaching aspects of the media specialist's position! These are very sad times for Duval County schools.

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