For me as the School Librarian, I have to consider how best I could adjust my practice to optimise this new opportunity. I usually see the Form 1s for only 45 minutes a week - if there are no public holidays or school events or issues with the weather. So I must create more instances for connection and engagement, if the Library Media Centre is to have any real impact on their learning. Online is where 21st century learners meet friends, socialise, have fun, find information. For many it is truly where they live.
So this is my blog, part of the Library’s new virtual look for 2011, which will include the school (and Library media centre's dynamic and interactive new website). Instead of them having to find time to come to the library, we will go with our learners beyond their classroom walls and if we are successful, be integrated into their lives and learning.