Dom Joly

The traditional library still plays a vital role in the school system

Dom Aidan Bellenger on the importance of libraries

Have school libraries had their day? The printed book’s previously unassailable supremacy as the medium of learning is rapidly being replaced by other more sophisticated electronic means. Books are still popular among the young, often promoted by social networking, but with the internet and much else, is their future (if they have one) merely recreational?

In allocating budgets, school managers often see the library as a place where all forms of information ‘technology’ (including books) can be integrated.

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