Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Have you seen the library? It's SO cool!

The Unquiet Librarian is also wondering what's going to get patrons into the library and using the materials and services. She is trying a personalized loan program. I don't know that would make much difference in my school since the students are never actually charged until they graduate and the book is still missing. Graduation is a long way away to a 12-year-old. Using a more retail-based design strategy is good! As long as students ( and teachers) are allowed the freedom to really browse, enjoy and be "sucked in" to the environment, it could work. I'm not sure what kind of public school offers that much free time, but maybe... maybe the environment will make the limited time available more productive. And again, what can we learn from Facebook and other social sites in reference to the media center and learning???? She keeps coming back to that... will keep reading...

1 comment:

  1. So, what is the personalized loan program? Hm....I must have missed that posting.