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Libraries as full partners in tech/learning

School libraries should be a hub for informational literacy of all kinds. They should be well-staffed with professional librarians who are also well-versed in the use of technology tools and how they can be well-integrated into research and learning. The library is a learning and creativity hub for the entire school, a think tank of sorts. Rather than have separate library/research/and technology faculty, the learning commons (as David Loerschner coins it) supports this sort of learning with a team of staff who work collaboratively to support student learning and information literacy to better prepare students and to support teachers.

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Submitted by Carolyn F. 2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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  1. Caveat: must be staffed and maintained by a team, not just one person in an effort to cut personnel costs.

    2 years ago
  2. I agree to all points. I also believe that the Learning Commons staff need to train teachers.

    2 years ago
  3. This could follow the instructional technologist model that you see in higher ed. This can be a place for professional development and also a place where teachers can bring ideas or problems that could be requiring a technology solution.

    2 years ago