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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Kansans Can School Redesign Libraries in South Central Region Complete Survey, Share Knowledge

Information about the Kansans Can School Redesign Project and participating school libraries in south central Kansas is now available to view in a recorded webinar presented by South Central Kansas Library System (SCKLS).

This webinar spotlights survey data collected from representatives of nine school districts in the SCKLS region from the first two groups to launch the redesign process, Mercury 7 and Gemini I. The findings reveal changes and future focus trends in school libraries based on school personnel relationships, Kansans Can Outcomes, physical space, collections, instruction and programming and may be of particular interest to school librarians or anyone wanting to learn about the development of Kansans Can Redesign in school libraries.

“SCKLS member libraries currently represent 32% of all districts actively redesigning in the state of Kansas,” says SCKLS Director Paul Hawkins. “Learning more about the redesign process and how SCKLS member school libraries are responding has been an interesting experience. Our overall goal for the survey and this webinar is to be able to provide a source of shared information. Librarians can learn from each other’s expertise and experiences. As the vision of education changes, libraries can play an integral part.”

Initiated by the Kansas State Department of Education in August 2017, the Kansans Can School Redesign Project mission is to prepare 21st century students to be successful in an ever-changing world. According to KSDE, 66 school districts are currently redesigning. Launched at intervals in four rounds, seven Mercury 7 districts, 21 Gemini I districts, 19 Gemini II and 19 Apollo districts are at different stages of the redesign process.


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