Six Trends in School Library Media Centers for the 21st Century

The Unquiet Librarian

I came across a good article today at e-School News Online about trends in school library media centers for the 21st century by Steven Baule, a well-respected figure in the world on IT and SLM (we actually used his text in one of my first SLM classes at UGA!).  Baule identifies these six key trends:

Six trends in school library media centers for the 21st century …
1. Flexibility in Student Spaces
2. Visual literacy
3. Extended access
4. Technology readiness
5. Supervision
6. A place for books

I was thinking about how these principles apply to our very own CRHS facility. 

  • Flexibility in Student Spaces:  While I do wish we had a bit more floor space, I LOVE that we have minimal conference rooms and that we have our very own teaching lab!  Having our very own teaching lab is a godsend for scheduling two classes or doing small…

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