Our library & learning commons reflects and supports inquiry-based teaching and learning in the technology-rich setting, such as we have at Connect Charter School.
Libraries are synonymous with information and learning, not books.
Public libraries have always played a key role within Canadian culture, and continue to do so. A school library should offer much the same value within the context of that specific school. The digitalization of many resources, and the plethora and variety of information (and misinformation!) available on the Internet, reinforce the need for 21st Century learners to develop critical information literacy knowledge, skills and attitudes. We need to be savvy in the ways of digitalized media.
Ubiquitous access to technology and the Internet adds significantly to what students need to know, the skills and strategies they need to develop, the choices they are offered, the decisions that need to be made, and more. The school library & learning commons supports the unique teaching and learning culture at Connect Charter School, and that includes an ever-evolving collection, circulation of a variety of teaching and student resources, and accommodating a broad variety of learning activities every day.
Everything we do in the library is a reflection of what is happening throughout the school ... and it’s never just an ordinary day!
______________, Library Technician
A Library Technician is a support staff person with experience and training necessary to implement and maintain the technical and clerical activities necessary for a library to function. Focus is on the circulation of materials, the physical processing of various library resources, as well as a variety of computer and photography-related equipment.
Student and teacher laptops and iPads are managed, maintained and serviced through Emily as well.