Jamie M. Gregory is a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media working as the Upper School Librarian and journalism/newspaper teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC. She served as the 2019-2020 Chair of the South Carolina Book Awards program, a judge for the 2021 Young Adult Library Services Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut award, and is a 3-year blogger for the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. She is the recipient of the 2021 Media Literacy Teacher Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education.
How Are You Advocating for School Librarians?
December 6, 2021
By: Jamie Gregory, NBCT According to SLIDE: The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution?, a new study conducted by Keith Curry Lance and Debra E. Kachel, our country has experienced a 20% decline in the number of school librarians employed in American school districts in just the last ten years (starting well before the COVID-19 pandemic). Of further concern, “Districts with more students experiencing poverty, higher levels of Black and brown students, and more English language learners were less likely to have librarians.” This information shows that the presence of a school librarian directly impacts diverse and equitable learning. Given this…Read More