Different libraries around the world: school library

International Librarians Network

Photo: 'Library' by Superkimbo CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 taken in Gaselo Village in Bhutan Photo: ‘Library’ by Superkimbo CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 taken in Gaselo Village School Library  in Bhutan

Up next in our series are school libraries…

Whilst school libraries differ in form and even function around the world, they share a crucial core mission to equip students with life-long learning skills, a love of information, knowledge and reading and prepare them for the information and knowledge driven world in which we live.

UNESCO and IFLA have a joint School Library Manifesto which states:

The school library offers learning services, books and resources that enable all members of the school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media. School Libraries link to the wider library and information network in accord with the principles in the UNESCO Public Library Manifesto.

The library staff support the use of books and other information sources, ranging from the fictional to the documentary…

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