Todd Burleson is a library media specialist at Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, Illinois. He is passionate about creating flexible learning environments that encourage kids to explore, learn and make. In his free time he enjoys reading, photography and woodworking.
The transformation of our library to a libratory began well before I accepted the position as Resource Center director six years ago. I had been fortunate enough to have taught in the building for 14 years prior taking on the position. I watched how my students interacted with technology and books in the space. I saw overstuffed and inflexible bookcases, cluttered horizontal surfaces and a space that was visually disorganised. The whole space seemed askew - I have always been good with the ‘flow’ of spaces.