Last month the Catholic School Board in Windsor, Ont., decided to eliminate all of its libraries and librarians.
Paul Picard, the director of the school board, recently changed this decision, saying the libraries just need to be “retooled.”
They wanted to get rid of the libraries to save money, since the school board in Windsor was hit hard by the recession.
The goal was to make libraries less book-centered, instead putting the books into classrooms throughout the school and making the library a tech-zone. The library would become a ‘learning commons area’ and would not need to be a quiet place for reading. The libraries would be a place for research and digital literacy.