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.
Idea No. 21