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‘There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.’ ~Buddha
We had a great year. There were more opportunities for students to access and manage information in new ways, and our Kindle roll-out that included new ways for students to read, review and blog. There was intense grant writing to expand our e-book resources, more staff development to keep us all at the top of our game, and best of all were the deeper, collaborative connections with teachers to expand information skills assessment of student work.
Transitioning to a learning commons model allowed us to think differently, give ourselves permission to try new things and share ownership of the program goals and space. We are an academic center, a classroom, a media production center, a performance venue, a place for relaxed social learning and intense individual study. We are a resource for all learners and fierce advocates for those who read and learn differently. We are the cultural center of our community. And we have so much more to do!
Believing all this was possible was a leap of faith. The change began with committing, and starting.