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Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 25th August 2016 > LETTER TO THE EDITOR


Decision on librarians is a disastrous one


Argyll and Bute Council Education Service is now the only one in Scotland to start the new school year without providing professional school librarians in secondary schools.

This decision was made despite a high level of disagreement during the council’s budget consultation process; despite testimony from pupils and parents about the valuable role played by school librarians in supporting youngsters’ learning; despite protests from our MSP, MP, organisations such as the Scottish Book Trust, well-respected authors and despite a petition which has more than 2,000 signatories.

The campaign Supporters of Argyll and Bute School Libraries (SABSL on Facebook) continues to press for the reinstatement of school librarians.

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