Key people and groups to involve in the process of moving to an innovative library space are:
- students and teachers
- principals, school librarians and boards of trustees
- architects and designers
- National Library Services to Schools.
Whānau and the wider school community can also play a part in the discussion and communication process. This will ensure that the vision for the future is grounded in the school’s values and philosophy. It's important that the whole school community understands the rationale for change and the vision for the future.
The role of principals
The work to develop the shared vision of your library as a learning space is best led by the principal.
School principals: creating libraries as centres of learning
The role of librarians
School librarians are extremely important in improving learning results of students, including:
- encouraging reading engagement
- providing access to books and online information, and
- promoting the teaching and sharing of digital literacy skills and digital citizenship among students and staff.
Your school library team