In the Media August 22, 2022

Librarians nationwide facing new challenges and threats to their profession

Gretchen Corsillo, Salon

Librarians are on the frontline fighting homelessness, mental health issues, and health crises while still providing communities broad access to information. Now, many librarians nationwide also face open hostility toward their work, their profession, and themselves personally. Gretchen Corsillo, director of the Rutherford Public Library in New Jersey, discusses the increasing challenges librarians face.

If librarians leave the field in droves, as teachers are doing right now, we have too much to lose as a society,” Rutherford Public Library Director Gretchen Corsillo