janet clark writes \"Cover story, February 2002 issue of _Quill & Quire_ (Canadian book industry paper)
\"The crisis in school libraries\"
The January issue is on the web at quillandquire.com, February doesn\'t appear to be there yet, but story gives a sad picture of school libraries across Canada.
\"Last year, two of the five finalists in a national essay-writing contest competition were students from St. Andrew\'s High School in Victoria, B.C. and perhaps it\'s no coincidence that their English teacher is also the school librarian.\"...\" \'The state of our nation\'s school libraries can only be described as desperate in almost every province,\' says writer Roch Carrier, now the National Librarian of Canada.\"