ERIC Number: EJ886982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Reference Count: 2
"To Be or Not to Be:" School Libraries and the Future of Learning
Todd, Ross J.
School Library Monthly, v26 n10 p16-19 Jun 2010
School libraries face a challenging future. Substantive claims are being made that they are no longer viable because of the access to vast quantities of information on the Internet and because they are costly infrastructures to maintain because of the increasing cost of print materials as well as the cost of personnel. Research show that students are using libraries less since they first began using Internet research tools and that search engines are the primary starting point for information searching. This article offers an opportunity to hear some voices from around the world on the centralities of school libraries, more than ever, to the future of learning. Through the voices of school librarians, the authors can look at some of the reasons why school libraries are considered vital to the future of learning.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Futures (of Society), Learning, Access to Information, Disadvantaged, Social Networks, Safety
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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