iPods synching the â€˜Best of YouTube’ podcasts with earbuds around necks and hanging out of shirts collars.’ Bodies lounging on â€œpooshâ€ pillows while texting with one hand.’ Email, VoiceThreads, and Flickr on computer screens.’ Conversation!’ Comfy chairs filled with engrossed readers on digital devicesâ€¦
Library of the future? No, this could (and should) be the library media center of today!
School libraries in the 21st century should no longer be a place filled only with print materials.’ They should be evolving into interactive media centers filled with high speed Internet connections capable of reaching global audiences.’ They should have a full range of technology tools (such as iTouch’s, Flipcam’s, document cameras, digital cameras, etc.) available for teacher checkout.’ ‘ They should feature new titles and current information resources â€“ both online and in print.’ And most important, they should contain active and interested students before, after and during school hours. Continue reading