[aisle] What are your most pressing issues

Todd Freer TFreer at zion6.org
Fri Jun 18 14:09:14 CDT 2021

Low budgets for books that does not include money for "other" materials or furniture. Our entire district changed to grade level centers and so many new needs were created at various schools. Also, paras were removed from the library for next year, so having time to catalog books, shelve books, handle the searching for and checking out needs of students and staff, while also taking care of library maintenance will be important. Not to mention taking time to look for and order books to develop the library while servicing students, staff, and administration.


Todd Freer

Library Media Specialist

East Elementary School
2913 Elim Avenue, Zion, IL, 60099

847.379.0156 • 847.872.8130 (fax)


Currently reading:
The Last Book Shop in London - Madeline Martin
Currently Listening to:
The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
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Subject: Re: [aisle] What are your most pressing issues

Jockeying for resources.  The District spent so much on technology to make remote learning feasible that there just doesn't seem to be anything left (Yes, I know there are COVID relief funds coming, but I don’t have any confidence we'll see any of it). We didn't get a book budget last year. The District gave all schools sets of books from their diversity fund, but they weren't the ones I would have chosen.

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 8:06 AM Pres Elect via AISLE <aisle at list.railslibraries.info<mailto:aisle at list.railslibraries.info>> wrote:
Hi everyone,

Could you please let me know what your pressing issues as you look towards fall?

Budget, regaining space and staff?  If you went into classroom last year, are you going back to library?

We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to support you.  This information will also be shared with Rails
And IHLS Systems.
Mary Jo Matousek
President Elect 20-21
Association of Illinois School Library Educators
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