Demise of School Libraries: Consequences & Options

Demise of School Libraries: Consequences & Options

Podcast (1:30:28)

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Wednesday May 12, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm


CFE Virtual Forum Series:

School libraries and the teacher-librarians who give them life are disappearing due to education budget cuts. But what will be the costs for current and future generations of students in a world awash with misinformation and when skills to think critically are more important than ever? Join our panel to explore what is happening, what it means for the future, and what can be done.

Co-sponsors: Canadian School Libraries, Edmonton Public Library, Milton Public Library, Ontario Library Association, Thunder Bay Public Library, Toronto Public Library, Vancouver Public Library

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  • Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Brandi Bartok, President, Manitoba School Library Association, 
  • Kamaljit Purewal, Vancouver-based Elementary Teacher Librarian  
  • Dianne Oberg, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta  


  • Richard Beaudry, Information Specialist and Librarian; Chair, CFLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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