In addition to building libraries, librarians provide crucial education in technology and media literacy at Chicago Public Schools. But only around 90 of the district’s 513 schools have full-time librarians, and majority Black schools on the city’s South and West sides are hit the hardest by this shortage.
Reset learns more about what’s behind the decline with a reporter and two librarians who were recently laid off.
GUESTS: Nader Issa, Chicago Sun-Times education reporter
Nora Wiltse, former librarian at Coonley Elementary School
Leslie Westerberg, former librarian at Nixon Elementary School