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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new…

Dozens of L.A. Unified schools lack staff needed to run libraries

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, according to staffing numbers provided to KPCC this week.…

School librarians are rising school leaders

School librarians are shaking off the decades-old stereotype that they are isolated from a school’s teachers, students, and classrooms. Today’s school librarians, according to a panel discussion that took place…

Should public libraries be welcoming homes for ingenuity?

Public libraries are about books, right? Yes, books, PCWorld reports.…

School libraries: A shift to digital

School libraries: A shift to digital

The school library is changing. Instead of a stuffy and silent space filled with books, today’s school libraries are becoming collaboration centers, where teachers and librarians work together to help…

Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs

Gigaom.com reports that Square co-founder Jim McKelvey built the first prototypes for his little white credit card swiper at the TechShop workshop in Menlo Park, Calif. MakerBot’s first 3D printer,…

Leveraging emerging technologies to create virtual libraries

Leveraging emerging technologies to create virtual libraries

Though still a relatively new concept, flipped learning is making an impact in classrooms across the country--and now, forward-thinking librarians are examining whether flipped learning and emerging technologies can transform…

In the digital age, what becomes of the library?

Nashville’s Main Public Library, located in a stately building in the heart of downtown, has a children’s section filled with comfortable sitting areas, oversized art, and a state-of-the-art theater for…

Libraries have the clout, respect to be leaders in parent engagement

I've written a lot about how schools must become more effective at getting parents involved, Cleveland.com reports.…

What kind of ‘Little Free Library’ would you create for your community?

They look like trellises and fishtanks, spacesuits and mailboxes, the New York Times reports.…