WHY LEARNING COMMONS?

Why a learning commons and not a library?  

Well, let’s think.  What comes to your mind when you think library?  For me it is a place of books, a place of quiet.  A learning commons is still about the books, but so much more.  It’s about collaboration, active learning, inquiry.  It’s about being a place where there is flexible scheduling, where students can come in even when there is a class in there.  With technology in the palms of our hands, and for WCHS Chromebooks for all students, the library needs to evolve.  Watch as we evolve from a boring, quiet space to somewhere you all want to come.

Come in to check out a book, do some research, relax, collaborate, get assistance with technology, and more!

References:
Lam, Anna. “Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library.” The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 30 Apr. 2012, http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2012/04/media-literacy-and-learning-commons-in-the-digital-age-toward-a-knowledge-model-for-successful-integration-into-the-21st-century-school-library/. Accessed 9 July 2017.
Vangelova, Luba. “What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?” MindShift, 18 June 2014, ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/18/what-does-the-next-generation-school-library-look-like/. Accessed 9 July 2017.