T.H.E. Journal, June 1998, p. 78


William Lamberth, media specialist for La Mirada High School in Los Angeles, Calif., identifies school media centers as key to the proper and efficient integration of information technology into school curricula. He cautions against the automatic purchase of the latest technology and cites the importance of evaluating each technology on its lasting educational value—technologies that sit from a lack of training or poor implementation represent wasted dollars that schools cannot afford.

That is why it is so important for a “technology advocate” to work closely with the school librarian to convert libraries into successful library media centers. A quality media center also shifts curricular activity from the confines of a classroom to a central learning information center.