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Crucial role of school libraries


Argyll and Bute Council has, in the recent past, shown itself to be out of touch with forward thinking about education and the central role of school librarians.

At a meeting of the public petitions committee in Holyrood on April 20, deputy first minister John Swinney gave a clear signal that it is his intention to formulate a national school library strategy, in recognition of the key role that school libraries have in supporting educational outcomes. His comments regarding the link between professional library staff and acquisition of information literacy skills made it clear that he had been persuaded by this aspect of the role. Also with the contribution school librarians make to literacy in learning.

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