Thursday, August 8, 2013

Public school libraries: moving past the traditional

I just read a great article from Education Week: Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant, by Matthew Lynch. It puts the vision of what a school library should be into perspective. Moving beyond a place where the focus was on books and other traditional sources of information to a digital environment that compliments the traditional

 We are so proud of our WCPSS school library media coordinators who are embracing the change. They are creating a climate of innovation. While they still provide the traditional resources, they are also providing onsite and remotely accessed digital resources. These resources extend the libraries of our youth (this coming from a 50-something person) to ones that support the digital age and the integration of technology into information literacy.

1 comment:

  1. I love that description, " environment that compliments the traditional."