ST STEPHEN’S School head of library services Lise Legg has won the WA Teacher Librarian of the Year Award for her work in developing innovative learning spaces.
“I am absolutely thrilled to receive this honour,” she said.
“Libraries used to be places of low interaction that were used for silent, independent study but today, visitors to our libraries can be surprised to learn they are in fact collaborative learning spaces for students.”
Ms Legg said technology had changed the way people work and learn and they needed to look at how libraries could adapt to and support this change.
“We wanted to make our libraries centres for culture and learning where students and teachers can collaborate, communicate and share,” she said.
“With the video conferencing facilities, wheeled furniture to accommodate different learning activities, zoned spaces for classes and a TV news area, there’s a real buzz about the place.
“Book borrowing statistics have increased and students are genuinely excited about using our libraries.”