ACT election 2020: Liberals promise to recruit teacher librarians as parents call for school libraries to be protected

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:56pm, first published September 8 2020 - 2:00pm
Three-year-old twins Saxon and Scout Phillips from Casey check out the library at the new Margaret Hendry school. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Parents have welcomed an election promise from the Liberals to employ up to 50 teacher librarians but say more needs to be done to prioritise permanent library spaces for every ACT school.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au