Easley, M. (2017). Personalized learning environments and effective school library programs. Knowledge Quest. Retrieved from http://web.b.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid =d1d3c80a-4ad0-4e4a-99f9-9f99a20a9f6e%40sessionmgr101&vid=25&hid=125
Summary: This article defines personalized learning. Furthermore it explains the benefits that a student reaps through instruction that focuses on personalized learning and growth. The article goes on to enumerate the ways in which school librarians hold a position that can be uniquely tailored to support personalized learning. Emphasis is given to the need for choice and voice when developing personalized learning units. The article tasks school librarians with preparing a collection, both physical and virtual, which will support student effort. It also discusses the requirements of the physical space of the library in this educational context.
Evaluation: I see today’s schools and school libraries as institutions that should support individualized learning. This article speaks to that belief. In addition to supporting that belief, the article provides reliable suggestions for librarians who are moving in the direction of support for personalized learning.