OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

October 19, 2007 09:00 ET

OSSTF President Says School Libraries Essential Part of Learning

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2007) - On Monday, October 22, 2007, school communities around the world are celebrating the ninth International School Library Day with the theme of "Learning: Powered by your school library." The connection between reading and the application of knowledge is well recognized and appreciated all over the world and libraries are an important aspect of learning.

"The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has always been a strong supporter of school libraries and is taking this opportunity on International School Library Day to reiterate the importance of properly staffing school libraries in Ontario," said Ken Coran, OSSTF President. "Clearly, a challenge for our schools is to ensure equity of access for all students regardless of their school or region.

"The current government has begun to recognize the vital role of school libraries but sustained funding and a commitment to staff libraries appropriately with professionals is key to improving the current situation and offering quality library programs in all schools," concluded Coran.

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Ken Coran
    (416) 751-8300 or 1-800-267-7867