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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2308 ..


(2) In relation to government (a) high schools and (b) colleges, how many (i) have a separate dedicated library, (b) have a staff member with the title teacher librarian, (c) with a library do not have a teacher librarian and (d) do not have a separate library space.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Of the 50 ACT public primary schools and six early childhood schools:

a) Every school has a separate, dedicated library.

b) Thirteen primary schools and one early childhood school employ a full time teacher librarian. One primary school employs a part-time teacher librarian. A further nine primary schools and one early childhood school employ a classroom teacher or an executive staff member in their library. Twenty-three primary schools and two early childhood schools employ an administrative staff member to manage the library. One primary school library is staffed by a volunteer.

c) Three primary schools and two early childhood schools do not employ a staff member in the library.

d) Every school has a separate, dedicated library space.

(2) Of the 31 remaining schools:

a) Every school has a separate, dedicated library.

b) Nine colleges, three high schools and seven P-10 schools employ a full time teacher librarian. A further four high schools and one P-10 school employ a classroom teacher or executive staff member in their library. Two high schools and three specialist schools employ an administrative staff member to manage the library.

c) One high school and one specialist school do not employ a staff member in the library.

d) Every school has a separate, dedicated library space.

Schools—librarians (Question No 1334)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

(1) How many full time equivalent teacher librarians are employed in ACT government schools.

(2) What is the salary range for the category referred to in part (1) and does it attract an additional loading.

(3) What qualifications are required for these positions.

(4) What professional development is available for teachers wanting to upgrade their qualifications to the teacher librarian category.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There are approximately 33.5 full time equivalent teacher librarians employed in ACT public schools.


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