Designing a Modern School Library
Today’s modern school library is an agile, dynamic space capable of supporting a wide range of 21st-century learning activities. The school library is evolving into an active learning commons where students and teachers gather to research, learn, plan, design, create, and collaborate.
This guide is intended to help you reimagine your school library for the future. There are three key steps in this process:
- Understand the role of the modern media specialist and how this is changing.
- Identify all the ways that students, teachers, and other stakeholders might use your modern school library.
- Design the space to support each of these activities, paying close attention to the furnishings and other materials.