Congrats to Chris for a great article. I was lucky enough to get Chris to talk with my for ALATechSource a few months ago. I’m pleased to see that School Library Journal is getting Chris’ thoughts out there. And checkout his article on MySpace.
Digitally re-shifting your school library is about harnessing the power of new ideas like Web 2.0 to help fulfill the mission of school libraries. It does not necessarily mean discarding the old, but rather reconsidering what works best in meeting new challenges in a changing educational world. It’s all a part of helping students become literate users of information in order for them to have successful careers in school and beyond. Remember that for some students, a rich school library experience may be their only library experience. Let’s use every opportunity to help our students engage the joy of reading and the power of information.