What is the Future of Libraries in Chinook’s Edge?

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What is the Future of Libraries in Chinooks Edge?

What is the Future of Libraries in Chinooks Edge?Re-envisioning Libraries for the 21st CenturyWhat Are the Issues?

Some of our libraries exist as islands, not connected strongly to learning.What Are the IssuesThe majority of our library staff were hired with no training for their role.

What Are the Issues?The digital age provides instant access to current information.

What Are the Issues?Libraries are easy targets when budgets are tight.

When We Think About a LibraryWhat do we think of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufu5sqJh24Q So Why Bother?Research indicates that strong library programs:

support student literacy and school-wide literacy initiativespositively impact student learning and achievementencourage and support self-initiated inquiry.

Transforming LibrariesGlobally, progressive libraries are moving toward the learning commons concept of flexibility, so activities and spaces in the library and on the librarys web site are flexible in design to accommodate a variety of learning activities; e.g., collaborative community space, a coffee house concept.How is This Good for Kids?A school library learning commons supports ongoing critical thinking, inquiry, action research, interdisciplinary learning and brain-based learning. A learning commons becomes a place of active learning in real-time or online with project, problem-based, experiential, and cooperative learning that is ideally coordinated by a teacher-librarian.

What Does it Look LikeElizabeth Rummel School video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EpwhQYafNp4

How Will We Get There?By engaging in a visioning process.

What Does a Quality Learning Environment Look Like in a Contemporary Library and How Does This Support Tomorrows Learner?Visioning, To What End?A vision statement that guides our divisionThat provides in-depth researchThat helps to inform decision makingThat helps to inform other procedures as well (budgeting, hiring, training)That helps to align with Alberta Education (SLSI)That helps in transforming libraries to foster a quality learning environmentThat supports tomorrows learner

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