From the Save Scotland’s School Libraries online petition.

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to set out a new national strategy for school libraries which recognises the vital role of high quality school libraries in supporting pupils’ literacy and research skills.

We firmly believe that school libraries are unique in their ability to support teaching and learning and should be the central resource of every school, open every day and staffed by a professionally trained librarian. We believe that all learners should have equal access to a qualified school librarian.

Currently in Scotland this is not the case and the situation is deteriorating rapidly. We firmly believe that this needs to be addressed.  Please show your support be signing this petition and if appropriate highlighting how your school library helped you.

The online petition to the Scottish  Save Scotland’s School Libraries remains open until 16th October.