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Oakbank School librarian set to lobby Parliament
2:35pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A Keighley librarian is taking part in a mass lobby of Parliament in support of school libraries.
Karen King, a school librarian at Oakbank, will join the lobby at the Houses of Parliament on Monday.
The initiative has been organised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the School Library Association.
Ms King, a national committee member of the CILIP school libraries group, said pupils at all schools deserved the same high standard of library provision as was on offer at her own workplace.
She said research from across the world had consistently found close links between reading, attainment and professionally-run school libraries.
Ms King, who lives at Cross Hills, said: “We’re asking for school libraries to be included in the Ofsted framework for inspection, with a set of standard criteria against which they can be judged.”