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ERIC Number: EJ1171778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
iCommons: A Future-Focused International School in Mumbai, India
Johnson, Craig; Subbian, Arun; Bhojwani, Heeru; Bishop, Rachel
Knowledge Quest, v46 n4 p42-47 Mar-Apr 2018
Social, professional, and learning networks have altered the way humans deal with the volume of information that bombards them daily. Traditionally, the library has served as a center of information in our schools. Because the availability and access to information has changed, many institutions, in both business and education, have chosen to rethink the role of the library and its place in schools, communities, and in the world. The American School of Bombay (ASB) understands that libraries are essential to student learning. Their school library's mission is to inspire and support their users towards creative and intellectual achievement while responsibly and ethically learning the value of information, its acquisition, and its use. Committed to student learning, they chose to reinvent their library to best reflect the spirit and the mission of their school. In the process, they discovered a way to both make school libraries relevant in today's technology-driven world and deliver the highest level of teaching and support the highest level of learning for their students. They did this by implementing the iCommons (Information Commons) model which entails designing a physical space that would optimize students' learning. This article describes how ASB decentralized their entire library collection and created elementary school grade-level and secondary school iCommons spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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