the future of libraries in the digital age
I am a recently appointed Librarian at a school in Auckland New Zealand (I have returned to the workforce after several years at home with my two daughters - I was previously a Corporate Librarian in an investment bank). I look after the Junior School Library which serves approximately 550 children from preschool/kindergarten through to Year 6 (age 11). We teach the PYP and the Library supports the Units of Inquiry for each year level. My initial focus was to evaluate the collection of print based material, fill gaps, weed redundant and outdated material etc. I also have been concentrating on literacy support for groups of reluctant readers and students needing extra literacy support or GAT extension. I am curating web based material and e-resources to support individual UOI, using LiveBinders and Scoopit and have recently started using diigo. The future seems exciting but a little scary - there are so many wonderful new digital tools out there, but one feels there is often little time to investigate, implement and utilise all of them!
Looking forward to sharing ideas and knowledge here,