EP 26b Interview – Read Into Overcoming Barriers to Inclusivity for all School Library Staff

By Alanna King

Alanna talks with Kasey about the paper and the need for a committee to develop more inclusive language in the Ontario School Library Association. Kasey reveals her rich educational journey and her reasons for choosing a library technician route within the educational environment. We discuss how staffing descriptions, staffing allotments, job descriptions and inconsistency of school library staffing models continue to create tension. Through this collaborative committee’s work there is overdue optimism about bridging gaps in communication and representation for all school library workers. Kasey’s takeaway: “Never underestimate a different perspective.”

Shoutouts to Nogah Kornberg at I-Think, Martha Attridge Bufton (editor of OLA’s Open Shelf magazine)