Would I Build a Library?| The Committed Sardine | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

If I had a green fields school, would I build a library?

The answer is absolutely YES, but what would it look like and function like?

Well, to answer that question I would look at the characteristics of the students I teach. We know that they are:

information savvy, but often struggle to validate the information they collect


technology savvy, but need direction and scaffolding to use these tools for learning


media savvy, but need support to interpret and understand, but enjoy visual media


impatient and often require immediate gratification


connected communicators and collaborators


like to customize and adapt their environment to suit themselves


value transparency, fairness, and openness


So given these characteristics, what would I include in my library? ...