While school libraries are still filled with books, their role has changed in the digital age from a place where students can research information to a venue that facilitates active learning and serve as a gateway to information
We are not about "shushing"
We are about connecting
the school library has become less a static place to look up information and more of an active jumping off point for learning
“It’s not a container for information, it’s a gateway to information"
Students still need guidance. They may be digital natives with technology, but they don’t always know how to search effectively or responsibly
The library is a way to model appropriate behavior,
“It is more like a college library, a place to come together and collaborate.”
High ceilings and wide bank of windows are a break from the traditional classroom
The librarian is also a curator, reviewing databases and websites