School libraries are part of the wider education and information landscape and are naturally affected by changes in those areas.
School libraries of the future will be built on a strong foundation of evidence-based practice, with student learning as their focus. Your school library's growth and development will be strategically planned and aligned with your school's core values.
Key library services — including support for reading, research and inquiry — will remain as important as ever. But new technologies may change the way libraries provide those services.
Your library's collections, services and programmes have to adapt to meet the changing needs of your school community.
In 'School libraries, building capacity for learning in the 21C', Lyn Hay and Colleen Foley discuss their research and findings about how student learning is enhanced through school libraries stating, 'While it is difficult to predict what school libraries might look like in the future, we believe research, professional practice and current trends can inform the journey'.