Thursday, April 15, 2010

Designed for Learning: school libraries

As you may know, I've been doing some presenting at conferences and staff development days on "Re-imagining your school library".  (Will be at MANTLE in May).

This 27 minute video (can't embed it, so click here to watch it) is from CILIP in the UK, and is all about the design and functions of 21st century libraries - showing spaces and possibilities, how students and library users find these, what they want, how library staff and teachers find these, what they want.... full of ideas, and SO positive about the IMPORTANCE of school libraries now and into the future as learning spaces.

Watch it.  Definitely.

I'm going to have to watch it more than once, to unpack the ideas and think about how to use them.



Found via Twitter @sandynay

1 comment:

Momo said...

Thanks for this fabulous video link I would love my staff to see it and I would love a transcript - some parts were so moving - the girl who couldn't imagine a school without a library near the end nearly bought me to tears.

I think I might send the link to my staff - many won't look at it but a few might - it is worth a try.