Palm Center: Partnerships Advancing Library Media
PALM Center: Partnerships Advancing Library Media
The Partnerships Advancing Library Media (PALM) Center is a joint effort of LSI and two Florida State colleges, the College of Communication and Information and the College of Education. The center offers an array of services to support school librarians and other educators throughout the U.S. and internationally to improve their districts and schools. A wide range of research and evaluation services is available, from large-scale surveys and evaluation of reliability and validity of program implementation, to individualized, in-depth case studies of school libraries, technology implementation and whole school change. The center has the expertise to assist with research and evaluation needs in school and informal educational settings.
The PALM Center offers consulting services related to school library modernization, broadband deployment, technology integration, rural schools, leadership development and other critical areas to support implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including Enhancing Education Through Technology, Race to the Top, Invest in Innovation and School Modernization. The goals of the center are to:
- Increase the visibility of issues lying at the intersect of leadership, technology integration and critical literacies, particularly in PreK-12 education arenas incorporating school library media centers in its focus
- Extend external research funding
- Create a community of interdisciplinary scholars with a direct impact on professional practice
- Increase doctoral student capacity