Sunday, May 11, 2014

Number of Librarians in Wisconsin's Public Schools Declines by 21.4% since 2008-09

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:  
2012-13 staff report update

Librarian and CTE positions down.   In selected staffing areas, one-year percentage losses were highest among school librarians and career and technical education teachers (CTE), down 3.7 percent or 32.7 FTE and 1.6 percent or 45.6 FTE respectively. These positions also had large percentage decreases between 2008-09 and 2012-13. During that span, there were 233.2 FTE fewer librarians (down 21.4 percent) and 523.2 FTE fewer CTE teachers (down 16.0 percent).

The national picture.

School Librarian Numbers Decline from 2004-2005 to 2010-2011.  (Fast Facts:  Recent statistics from the Library Research Service)
From 2010.  "A Nation Without School Librarians".

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