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Budget cuts felt in elementary school libraries

Non-mandated positions eliminated out of fiscal necessity

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Elizabeth Yanoff recently wrote Niskayuna Central School District officials a letter urging them to reconsider proposed reductions in funding for the district’s libraries and library media specialists. “In the 21st century, a librarian does much more than shelve books,” wrote Yanoff, an assistant professor of teacher education at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. “Niskayuna librarians help students develop literacy and technology skills to access, use and create information.” Yanoff has a son in ...

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