A Media Center is a comfortable, open space where students can consume printed or electronic media and discuss it with instructors and peers. Such a space usually includes bright lighting, unobstructed sightlines, and a comfortable environment. This setup allows students to personalize how they consume the information, leading to better learning outcomes. This new type of space can also be used in the traditional function- for community interaction and outreach. The library/media center is frequently one of the largest open spaces in the school- it is often used for PTA meetings, athletic awards ceremonies, and other activities beyond the school day. Flexibility is key to getting the maximum value out of these spaces.