Welcome to the Library and Learning Commons Page

  • Our page features links to book catalogs, research websites, and other valuable information that may help you complete your classroom assignments or find information to enhance your learning process.

     
    What is a Learning Commons?

    The concept of a Learning Commons involves more than a name change. It involves a change in space (re-arrangement of furniture and moving print materials from the center to the periphery, for example), a change from an information reserve to a processing center, a pedagogical shift from passive to active, and the move to a landscape of connectivity within the school and into the community. Yet some parents complain that students need to be studying not playing with games or playing a musical instrument in what was the traditional school library. Marathon High School has begun the process of exploring  how both aspects can be mutually inclusive for our students who will be entering a world of creation and connectivity and examining the benefits of transference to a Learning Commons. For more information on the concept and a district that has made this transference, please click here.
  • Dr. Kathy Lancaster

    Media Specialist

    289-2480 x 55364