The role of the school library has evolved. Today's school library goes beyond providing books. It must include teaching children digital literacy and how to critically evaluate information online.
If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
African libraries have more of an opportunity than ever before to bring the continent's knowledge to the world. They just need to adapt their traditional roles and functions.
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?