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ERIC Number: EJ900971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
From Libraries to Learning "Libratories:" The New ABC's of 21st-Century School Libraries
Trilling, Bernie
School Library Monthly, v27 n1 p43-46 Sep-Oct 2010
Libraries are evolving into learning laboratories or "libratories"--environments where a wide variety of learning activities and projects can take place. Part project space, part design studio, part community meeting and presentation space, and part research and development lab, libraries of the future will have a new alphabet of services--the new ABC's of 21st-century libratories. This article discusses the qualities that libraries of the 21st-century must have, as well as the services that 21st-century "libratorians" must deliver to meet the needs of the future learners and teachers (from A to G): (1) Access All-ways; (2) Books and Blogs; (3) Community Connections; (4) Digital Designing; (5) Electronic-info Expertise; (6) Future Flexibility; and (7) Global Guides Inside. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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