Library Facility Design • Technology Spaces
Activity: Collaborating with IT

Collaboration has a place in all aspects of library life, from instruction to advocacy to technology. Read the below SLC article, "Media Specialists Are from Venus and IT Specialists Are from Mars," about one librarian's successful experience learning to work with her school's IT specialist and then complete the reflection activity to apply it to your own situation.



Set up a meeting with your school or district's IT specialist in the library. Take a tour of the space and ask their opinions on the setup and integration of technology. Discuss their priorities and find out where there is overlap. Establish communication protocols so that any future work you do together will go smoothly.

MLA Citation Editorial Team, SLC. "Library Facility Design: Collaborating with IT." School Library Connection, January 2019,

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Entry ID: 2172008