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The quality of students’ learning outcomes is greatly enhanced by dynamic school libraries. School libraries promote life-long learning through information literacy instruction that is integrated with classroom content. It also encourages critical thinking, creativity, engagement with information in all of its forms, and the use of technology to enhance learning. To enable high-performance teaching and academic excellence, school libraries play an essential role in the process of reforming the new education system.
Myanmar Library Association (MLA) is implementing the School Library Project in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Department of Basic Education in 2020.
Goals of the project
• To create uniquely designed and modernized libraries that include adequate book collections, technology, and other media, to develop supportive, welcoming and learner-centered environments.
• To transform school libraries into vital learning space for both teachers and students, by improving information infrastructure.
• To inculcate the reading habit, and to enhance access to and use of information technology.
100 high school and 15 primary school libraries across the country are selected for the implementation, and MLA members university librarians and community librarians are supporting the projects.