September 27, 2007

SC State Library’s SchoolRooms™ Links Students to Online Educational Resources

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The South Carolina State Library announced today that SC students will soon be able to access SchoolRooms ™, a web-based learning portal in their public and school libraries, and even in their homes. SchoolRooms™ is a state-of-the-art Web site designed to help students explore, discover and learn. In addition to providing superior learning resources to students, it also features resources for parents, teachers and librarians. SchoolRooms™ integrates thousands of pages of multimedia content, Web links, electronic resources and powerful search capabilities – all organized around the K-12 curriculum. In subject-oriented “virtual rooms” of hand-selected content, SchoolRooms visitors find the relevant resources and knowledge that meet their needs, whether for writing a research paper, understanding new concepts or delving deeper into an area of special interest. The SchoolRooms™ parent guide is a tool parents can use to help their children learn outside the classroom.

SchoolRooms™ continues the State Library’s commitment to providing information access to all South Carolinians. Partnering with public libraries, the SC Department of Education and SC Educational Television, SchoolRooms™ will constantly be updated with new materials and sources to provide the best resources for student achievement. “We are very excited to make SchoolRooms™ available to all South Carolina citizens. Finding ways to bridge the digital divide between information haves and information have nots is a strategic goals for the State Library.” said David Goble, Director of the South Carolina State Library.

Implementation of SchoolRooms™ will occur during fall 2007 through each public library system. This project is funded by the South Carolina State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act, P.L. 108-81, as amended, through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information, contact:

Shae Tetterton
SchoolRooms Project Coordinator
SC State Library
1500 Senate Street
PO Box 11469
Columbia, SC 29211

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