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Recent battles over school funding, performance evaluations and tenure have given rise to public perceptions of a beleaguered teaching corps across the United States.
But a new analysis of polling data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index that examines “well-being” as measured by a number of indicators, including physical and emotional health, job satisfaction and feelings of community and safety, found that teachers ranked second only to physicians.
In addition, teachers ranked above all other professions in answers to questions about whether they “smiled or laughed yesterday,” as well as whether they experienced happiness and enjoyment the day before the survey.
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The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will integrate their tech services departments, the libraries announced last week, saving BPL $2 million per year and NYPL about $1.5 million.
Christopher Platt, Director of Collection & Circulation Operations of NYPL, will lead the combined operation, christened Book Ops. Charlene Rue, Director of Collection Development of BPL, will be deputy director of collection management, and Salvatore Magaddino, Deputy Director of Collections and Circulation Operations at NYPL, will be deputy director of logistics. Book Ops will be jointly operated and governed by both systems. Governance details are still being finalized, Platt says.
The plan was developed at the behest of New York City, which initially called all three of the city’s library systems together and tasked them with finding ways to cooperate and share money, Platt told LJ. But while the Queens Public Library was part of the original conversation, ultimately it implemented separate cost savings instead, so it will not be part of the Book Ops project.
» via Library Journal