ERIC Number: ED497672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Imagining the Future of the School Library. [Interview with Doug Johnson and Rolf Erikson]
For many, the library is the literal information bridge to the future. Organizations dedicate themselves to building and re-imagining school library spaces around the world by filling shelves with books and making library spaces relevant for our youngest readers. At the same time, with a fast-moving revolution of technology hitting campuses around the world in ways never before imagined, provocative discussions are beginning to challenge the traditional status quo of the school library both in terms of purpose and space. More and more, Library 2.0 is used to define this conversational re-imagination process. With this in mind, DesignShare spoke with two library experts to gain better insight into serving the information needs of students, schools, and communities via the future of school library planning and design. Johnson, a director of Media and Technology, and Erickson, a school library facility consultant, discuss planning and renovating library spaces, library design, planning and use both in traditional terms and innovative interpretation, and aspirations for the future of school libraries.
Descriptors: Information Needs, School Libraries, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings, Technology Integration, Interviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Design Requirements, Educational Trends, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Educational Principles, Learning Resources Centers, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Library Role, Student Motivation, Library Facilities, Printed Materials, Multimedia Materials, Library Materials, Small Schools
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Design Share, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine