Monday, October 24, 2005

Basic or Beyond

Two questions that struck me in my recent accreditation:

1. Is technology as applied to library services and programs a basic component to have or is it an advanced "feature" that can be adapted once collection, staffing and management are in place?

2. When can (Philippine) school libraries claim their rightful place as the "hub", the "center" and the "core" of its academic soul?

It seems that technology as applied to school library services is an extra and not a must-have to boost the staff's skill and competence; nor is it considered a tool to augment and strengthen the collection; nor is it a strategy to upgrade its programs and services. Teachers are exploring and learning technology for use in instruction. Can school administrators afford to leave the library behind?

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