learning commons

Library Learning Commons in the News

Library Learning Commons are in the mainstream news now and if you are looking to convert a library or libraries to this model, it's not a bad idea to start collecting articles from mainstream press to provide administrators and principals with background information so that they can understand how important [...]

Getting a Lego Station going in a School Library

Putting together a Lego station in a school library may be one of the easiest ways to get your first makerspace up and running.  The good news is that it can be done cheaply. I read a blog post by Heidi Neltner in which she describes how she created a Lego [...]

Who’s Afraid of the Library Learning Commons?

If I were a library volunteer or doc-tech or an older librarian who had never been comfortable with new technology, the video displayed here might scare me a bit.  It's a great promotional video for the Library Learning Commons in that it suggests exciting possibilities of what students might achieve in [...]

Treasure Mountain Canada

The Treasure Mountain conference provided much food for thought. We all come from different circumstances, but we all share the same objectives: to ensure that school libraries are relevant and serve our school communities. The papers presented were interesting, you might be surprised to see how similar others' activities are [...]