Report: School Libraries, Librarians Critical for Transition to Digital Learning

With less than ten days before the third annual Digital Learning Day on February 5, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in efforts to transition to digital learning. The report, Leading In and Beyond the Library, calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the evolving role of librarians and libraries as facilitators of content creation, personalized learning, and professional development.

The report highlights three districts where libraries and librarians play a key role in the transition to digital learning environments: Forsyth County Schools in Georgia; Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina; and Avon Community School Corporation in Indiana. Each of the districts participates in the Alliance’s Project 24initiative, which encourages districts to plan for the digital transition and embrace digital learning.

Leading In and Beyond the Library includes recommendations for how district and school leaders, policymakers, and school librarians can ensure that the knowledge and skills of school librarians and the opportunities available in the library are maximized during the digital learning transition.

Read the full report online at http://all4ed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/BeyondTheLibrary.pdf.

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