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School Library of the Future: Learning Commons

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Transcript of School Library of the Future: Learning Commons

School Library of the Future: Learning Commons
Teaching Area
Presentation Tools:
Chromecast & Apple TV
Smartboard/Promethean
Class Speaker System
Mounted Webcam for Google Hangouts/Skype
Comfortable tables and seating
Creative Student Areas
Tables for collaborative groups
Area for independent work
Brainstorming/Idea sharing
Research center
Comfortable seating & inviting atmosphere
Books & Shelving
Eliminate reference section
Reorganize nonfiction:
Categories (sports, graphic novels)
CCCS & MYP Units
Increase ebook & audiobook purchases
Flexible, low shelving on wheels
Essential Change: The Library Environment
Learning Hubs;
Creative area for students to to work independently or in groups;
Flexible furniture & shelving;
Internet cafe evironment where students can
relax in a comfortable setting
Why Learning Commons?
“'School learning commons,' a term coined in 2008 by former AASL President David Loertscher, describes a flexible, student-centered space where students and teachers have access to mobile technologies, digital and print resources, and modular spaces." According to Keith Fiels, transforming Libraries into a Learning Commons requires a philosophical change, from the library as a “passive warehouse” to a more active community center, learning center, and study center.
Learning Hubs
Designed for collaborative activities, content creation, presentations or performances.
Example Hubs:
Teaching & Presentation
Research & Collaboration
Content & Creation
Reflection, Reading & Relaxation
Student Areas
Internet Cafe: Charging stations, comfortable seating
Transforming Libraries
into a "Library Commons"
“'School learning commons,' a term coined in 2008 by former AASL President David Loertscher, describes a flexible, student-centered space where students and teachers have access to mobile technologies, digital and print resources, and modular spaces." According to Keith Fiels, transforming Libraries into a Learning Commons requires a philosophical change, from the library as a “passive warehouse” to a more active community center, learning center, and study center.
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