How Libraries Transform Our Schools

Not Just a Librarian: How Libraries Transform Our Schools : We have the power to equip our students with the skills they need to thrive. You are not “just” a librarian - you are a powerful, transformative presence, an agent of change within your school.

Not Just a Librarian: How Libraries Transform Our Schools

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The world is changing at a breakneck pace. The way our students learn is evolving, our pedagogy and spaces are shifting. In this ever-changing world, our school libraries are in a position to spark transformation in our schools. We have the power to equip our students with the skills they need to thrive. You are not “just” a librarian – you are a powerful, transformative presence, an agent of change within your school. We’ll look at ways that our libraries can promote inquiry, be inclusive of all our students, promote collaboration, curate resources, encourage exploration and engage our stakeholders.

 

Resources

Books:

Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library MakerspaceChallenge Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace

My book that I co-wrote along with Colleen and Aaron Graves.

In this book, we go into depth about how to create a maker culture within your school, develop an interactive learning space and more.  We discuss the logistics of hosting maker workshops, creating design challenge prompts and documenting the learning process.

 

 

 

 

Reimagining Library SpacesReimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget

In my book, Reimagining Library Spaces, I breakdown a practical process for rethinking and redesigning a library space, no matter where your budget is at.  Each chapter includes action steps and connections to the ISTE standards.  The book also includes examples of four different reimagined library spaces.

 

Inquire

Include

Collaborate

Explore

Curate

Engage

Videos: