Julia Gillard initiated a House Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in March 2010. This was to address the issue of falling numbers of qualified Teacher Librarians in schools across Australia.
382 submissions were received and after hearings around Australia, the Government has until August 23 to respond to the recommendations.
Please support this Inquiry by being informed of the value of having a trained Teacher Librarian in your school and please write to your local member and ask them to address the issues.
Information about about the issues, the Inquiry and recommendations can be found on these sites:
My School Library: What every parent should know
ALIA and ASLA’s School Libraries 2011