April 2011

Texas Schools Demote Librarians to Save Money

The schools aren’t calling it demoting, of course, and perhaps it’s not technically so, either; but a district of community colleges in Texas is “reclassifying” librarians as professional staff rather than faculty members in order to cut costs. The thing is, the costs haven’t even been added yet, since the move was made as a preemptive strike to combat a potential $25 million loss from state funding.