Re-inventing the Library
Building a Community Centered on Creativity, Research and Cultural Experiences
Below you will find a brief course description, instructor biography, and objectives of this course. We estimate that this course will take 4 hours to complete. Once you have completed it, you may request the 4 hours towards your teacher licensure recertification.
We know you will find this course valuable and enjoyable. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]
Education World Team
This course is designed for Library Media Specialists working in schools or in the Public Library system. It may also be appropriate for those who work with Historical Societies, Reading Programs, Literacy Programs and ENL Programs.
The purpose of this course is to get you thinking about how to transform the Library or Media Center so that it is relevant to today’s patrons and also to build a foundation for the future.
We understand that the world is changing at a rapid rate. Our focus is to make Media Centers relevant to today’s learners, as well as tomorrow’s learners. It includes building a sense of community centered on creativity, research and cultural experiences.
Upon completion of this course participants will:
- Have a better understanding of the needs and wants of the patrons based on information they gather.
- They will be exposed to a variety of methods by which to obtain the information which may include but not be limited to: developing a brief survey, suggestion box, social media, etc. You may also obtain information by connecting with personnel from other library systems to see what they are doing to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.
- Develop some clear short term and long term goals regarding the direction of the Media Center, as suggested by the results of the surveying techniques
- Tap into community organizations that might already be doing what you want to do.
- Get started on achieving their goals
Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by administration? Download the course description to provide them here.
Rose Sgambelluri has taught High School Business for over 20 years. She made the transition to Library Media Specialist 2 years ago and hasn’t looked back. She is currently employed as the Library Media Specialist at Boston Middle School in Laporte, Indiana. She has served as a consultant for the Laporte County Public Library; working in collection development, developing curriculum kits and training Library staff.