The role of the school library is expanding and it’s transforming the way students use your space and the services you provide. Learn from an award-winning library media specialist about what you need to think about when transforming your library to a learning commons model. From the services you provide to the instructional and study spaces you design, a little planning can go a long way.
About Mary Bangert
Mary Bangert is a two-time recipient of the Bright Idea Award, given annually by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), and has been a presenter at MASL state conferences. As a high school library media specialist in a small, rural school district, she wears many hats, including yearbook advisor and robotics team administrator. She is a successful grant writer for the school, bringing in over $50,000 in cash and prizes for the 2016–17 school year alone. She received her B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri in Columbia.