Perspectives: Global
Climbing to Excellence – Defining Characteristics of Successful Learning Commons Print E-mail
By David V. Loertscher & Carol Koechlin   

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Professor David V. Loertscher & Carol Koechlin describe with great passion and insight the characteristics of a successful learning commons. They describe what it can be and what it takes to make it a reality including a range of prompts to stimulate understanding of the concept and reflection. David and Carol will be the guest of SLAV in August where they will present professional learning on the learning commons concept.

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The Next Generation of School Library Print E-mail
By Dr Carol A. Gordon   
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Dr. Carol Gordon delivered a keynote address during the afternoon session of SLAV’s conference on May 16th as well as workshops throughout Victoria in the following week. This article, which poses critical questions about the expanded role for the next generation of school library and new direction for education, explores the topics she addressed during her time in Victoria.
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