Where Does Technology Fit in School Libraries? By: Amie Shahan
Technology is used for business, used in appliances and for leisure. (Morley, 2011) With this in mind, libraries across the world realize this changing and computer-oriented society needs a library that will adapt to its specific needs.
“The role of the librarian has to change in order for the technology world to enter the doors of the library.” (Hill, 2010)
Through Open Content Users will be able to use search engines such as , but it will cause the search results to produce MANY hits. Librarians will be there to help with database search technology, which produces more efficient and trustworthy sources.
E-Books “The time is now to implement e-books into school libraries.” (Ishizuka, 2010) “Most students are very computer savvy and ready for the change to happen quickly.” (Hill, 2010)
Benefits of E-Books:- Integrates technology into the school libraries- Cost effective : the cost of the book in digital format is much cheaper than a hard copy format. - Earth-friendly- E-Books are also quite impressive to students, which will increase their desire to read!
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