The problem with ‘Raising the Profile’


‘We must do everything and take every opportunity to raise the profile of what we do.’

I think I’ve heard that quote or variations of it too many times over the last couple of years. So many times that the little meaning it originally had has long since withered away into obscurity.

The phrase itself in school library circles has come to be a catch all phrase for simply shouting to anyone that will listen that school librarians are great, do a fantastic job and are really worthwhile. In reality it isn’t actually anything about any substance as it’s just words.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the slap in the face that is reality is that there are just as many rubbish school librarians as there are good ones, just as many rubbish school libraries and equally as many good school librarians having no impact…

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