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IASL Research Abstracts: 219

Oberg, D. (2007). Editorial: Taking the Library Out of the Library into the School. Canada.

A theme that resonates for me as I read the articles in this issue of School Libraries Worldwide is that of “taking the library out of the library into the school.” By this, I mean thinking about the library as being within the school, visible throughout the school, and integral to the mission and work of the school. In the everyday practice of the school librarian, this can mean many things: for example, coordinating the acquisition and maintenance of the school’s instructional resources, not just those housed in the library and/or acquired with library funds; ensuring that the technology of the library reaches into the classrooms and is accessible from outside the school
outside of school hours; working with the principal and other school leaders to address school issues such as a high drop-out rate or a low enrollment of girls in advanced mathematics or physics. The authors of the articles in this issue of School Libraries Worldwide challenge us to think about taking the library out of the library and into the school from a variety of perspectives.

School Libraries Worldwide, 13(2), i-ii

Subject categories: 3, 16, 18, 20

Abstract submitted by Rachel Pultusker, University of Michigan.

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