The Library Revolution
With the advent of digital texts and online content, the role of libraries is changing. This year, Drexel University in Philadelphia launched a book-free Library Learning Terrace, which comes complete with cozy chairs, tables for study group meetings, whiteboards, and computers. Private schools like Massachusetts' Cushing Academy went all-digital and let librarians focus on teaching students how to research. And in Chicago, YOUmedia, a two-year-old teen learning experiment that merges digital media into a wider educational experience, could become a model for public libraries of the future.
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