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Library and Information Science

2016

Pru Mitchell

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The School Library Workforce In Australia, Pru Mitchell, Paul R. Weldon Aug 2016

The School Library Workforce In Australia, Pru Mitchell, Paul R. Weldon

Pru Mitchell

A literature review by Lonsdale in 2003 observed that ‘a lack of systematically aggregated national data makes it difficult to gain an accurate picture of national trends in Australia in relation to the staffing of school libraries’ and noted ‘an apparent decline in the numbers of qualified teacher librarians employed in school libraries in public schools in Australia.’ This absence of data was also acknowledged in the 2011 report from the Inquiry of the House of Representatives Education and Employment Committee, which recommended a thorough workforce gap analysis of teacher librarians across Australian schools. New analysis of the Staff in ...