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ERIC Number: EJ1063891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
A Century of Change: The Evolution of School Library Resources, 1915-2015
Lamb, Annette
Knowledge Quest, v43 n4 p62-70 Mar-Apr 2015
School libraries have been in existence since at least the eighth century. However, it wasn't until the twentieth century that the school library was seen primarily as "a source of enrichment for the curriculum, and a means of developing reading and study habits in the pupils" (Clyde 1981, 263). While the formats available and tools for accessing information have changed, the school library's focus on providing access to quality content and designing engaging learning environments remains the same. It's likely that new formats for creating, organizing, and sharing ideas will continue to be invented, along with new ways to access this information. But as always, the excitement of hands-on, information-rich, project-based learning environments will continue to be the key to effective school library programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A