Oregon's 1,250 schools have just 144 librarians, library group says

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Oregon schools, which had 818 full-time librarians in 1980, are down to just 144 full-time-equivalent licensed school library specialists, the state school library group reports.

The group decried the absence of trained librarians in schools as a change that has harmed students' reading, writing and research capabilities.

Since 2010, Oregon schools have been required to give the state official documents that show how they will provide comprehensive and equitable library services and resources to their students, the group says.

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