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Saturday, February 4, 2012

“Our new school won’t need a library” (Johnson 2002)

I was quietly grinning while reading through Johnson's articles on the promise of research gold with the permeation of internet resources in school.

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When I taught at MLC many moons ago, there was a lot of discussion about “classrooms without walls” and how learning would be seamless as students moved from home to school. There would be no classrooms, just learning pods ...

Johnson makes the point of the powerful blend that both “print and electronic resources” can make within a school library (2002 p 5). He talks about the serendipitous nature in which students can use both print and electronic resources to find and discover information for themselves when they are not all hell bent on “using Google” but when they have been exposed to the power of online databases and quality paperback resources.


Johnson, D. (2002). Print and electronic library resources. School libraries in Canada, 21(4), 5.
Johnson, D. (2007). Managing the intangible: Digital resources in school libraries. Library Media Connection, 26(1), 46-49.

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