the future of libraries in the digital age
Title of Presentation: iCommons: Transforming the library to support 21st century learning and teaching
Your Name and Title:
Tim Staal, Head Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name:
American School of Bombay
Heeru Bhojwani , iCommons Librarian
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Short Session Description (one line):
We’ll share the process and lessons learned from our transforming a traditional library into our iCommons.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Our iCommons replaces the traditional concept of a library. We’ve transformed the centralized library into six interactive spaces within our learning communities. We call this area, the iCommons. Each floor has an iCommons housing a variety of resources - ebooks, playaways, audio books, printed books, and an iMac to create digital products. This collaborative space will support and engage students in their learning journey. ASB iCommons’ mission is to inspire and support its users towards creative and intellectual achievement while responsibly and ethically learning the value of information, its acquisition, and its usage.
In this session we will share the philosophy behind our iCommons approach, some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way, and where we plan to go from here.
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This sounds really interesting - looking forward to it
Glad to hear you are interested - I hope you enjoy it, we really love what we do.