Leonie sent this alert
“Tara Moss is on Sunrise talking about how wonderful it was to see people queuing for Harry Potter, and that there are enough good books out to cause that sort of buzz every month. She is concerned that young people are not reading, and suggested ways to find other good reads. Book clubs, talking to friends, blah blah blah, no mention of libraries or librarians, let alone TL’s and school libraries.
“Earlier in the show, Kochie was saying how he finished HP last night and was sad it was the end.”
Cathy C responded to the call, by sending this message to Sunrise:
“Kochie and Tara, Teacher Librarians have dual qualifications and their role is complex, demanding, multi-skilled and expert in the fields of information literacy and literature for all ages.
“Librarians in our Public Libraries can also suggest good reads. So ask a TL or a librarian for suggestions to fill the gap now that HP is finished! Teacher Librarianship and Librarianship are just so underestimated. Rediscover your school libraries and public libraries!”
Cathy also added on the Ros Wall:
“Teacher Librarians have dual qualifications and their role is complex, demanding, multi-skilled and expert in the fields of information literacy and literature for all ages. Why is it that their presence in Australian schools – particularly in primary schools, is diminishing at an alarming rate?”