Plan the steps toward your dream library!

Look at the big picture

  • Who does your library serve?
  • What is the purpose of your library?
  • What are your goals?

How does your library measure up?

  • How well is your library equipped to attain its goals?
  • What are the strengths of your library?
  • What areas would you like to improve?

Start with basic resources

  • What sort of materials will your library offer?
  • How will these materials contribute to the goals of your library?
  • How will you prioritize the development of your library’s collection of materials?

Don’t let your materials gather dust!

  • Are your patrons aware of your library’s collection of materials?
  • Are your patrons able to access library resources?
  • Are your students prepared to navigate the modern information environment?

Get with it- use modern technology!

  • Do your teachers make use of modern learning technologies?
  • Is your library your school’s technology hub?
  • Are your students able to use new technologies to create and share their knowledge?

Welcome your guests!

  • Does your library offer flexible seating for individual and group study?
  • Is the environment of your library welcoming and inviting?

Plan a 21st century learning commons at your school

learning commons