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Great ways library media and IT departments can work together

Library media specialists are aligning with their IT departments to help create dynamic, engaging hubs for students and instructors. …

What’s the future for libraries?

Minecraft and makerspaces are transforming the traditional library in one city, as the stacks take a backseat.…

Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons

There is no "shushing" in the International School at Dundee's library. Students can talk; they can even get a little noisy while tapping away at keyboards, peppering a guest speaker with…

Top 10 of 2014, No. 1: Libraries, reinvented

Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 1 on our list for 2014…

Four ways to advocate for school libraries

If school librarians want to make a case for library funding, they must demonstrate how they help students learn and prove that they build collaborative instructional partnerships with classroom teachers. Libraries…

With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework

Once again, Christina Morua found herself in the South Dade library longer than she would like on a school night. The 28-year-old single mom sat in the bustling children's section…

5 emerging trends in today’s libraries

Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation. The American Library Association's…

Digital divide, lack of certified librarians ‘a national crisis’

Washington, D.C. -- Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, said students, teachers, and librarians are facing "a silent dilemma."

Imagine, she said, you're one of two students…

School libraries urged to embrace the digital–cautiously

Technology might make some parts of libraries obsolete--but librarians won't be among them, panelists contended at the annual Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio, which drew 7,200 attendees. As the…

Librarians’ evolving digital roles

As school increasingly incorporate digital technologies and strategies in classrooms, school libraries are changing, too, becoming hubs of communication, research, and technology-enabled teaching and learning. Today's school librarians work vigilantly to…

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