Forbes: U.S. Public Schools Have Lost Nearly 20% Of Their Librarians Since 2000

Forbes: U.S. Public Schools Have Lost Nearly 20% Of Their Librarians Since 2000. “The shortage in public school librarian employment — which saw the most dramatic drop following the Great Recession of 2008 and hasn’t recovered since — has hit districts serving minorities the hardest. Among all the districts that have retained all their librarians since 2005, 75% are white, Education Week reports. On the other end of the scale, student populations in the 20 districts that lost the most librarians in the same time comprised 78% students of color.”