Posted on November 15, 2023 at 3:20 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes it's a financial thing. Other times, it's political.

But regardless, when librarian jobs go vacant — or disappear — readers suffer.

Governing, a website that covers issues that state and local governments must handle, reported on what students miss out on when schools eliminate librarian positions.

And BookRiot shared a first-person essay from a librarian who left her position at a Texas library during a time of increased intolerance against LGBTQ+ individuals and open access to literature.

In it, Elissa Myers shares what she had hoped to provide for library patrons (acceptance), how it all went wrong, and what she hopes allies across the nation can do at their local branches.

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