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The 'Excellent Customer Service in Public Libraries - New Trends' seminar was held on Thursday 2 April 2009, at the State Library of Victoria. It is part of the professional development delivered as part of the Statewide Public Library Development Projects.
May 16, 2011; Source: SecondAct | Some enterprising public libraries around the country think there's much more they can do to serve aging baby boomers.
SUMMARY: To explore learning and change, the idea of the school library as a formal garden is cultivated. A model floor plan that is adaptable by many school library spaces is presented, designed to apply models of inquiry and the concept of the learning commons.
Editorial note. After having a great conversation with folks on twitter it became apparent that I devalued youth librarianship out of hand. I apologize for that and it was not my intention. I have noted the edit below.
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times The Children's Library Discovery Center in Jamaica, Queens, is one of dozens of libraries, firehouses, police precincts and museums that have been built or refurbished by the city's Department of Design and Construction. More Photos »
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LJ's ninth Design Institute in Minneapolis took a look at the evolving role of library as a community center.
How to convert offices into a public space? How to best meet the needs of students and the general public both?
CHICAGO – On the ground floor of the city's main library, an odd experiment is taking place, one that could determine what your neighborhood library looks like in 10 years.
Coworking is a modern work innovation where people in various creative professions share a common work space, synergizing their talents and making best use of fixed-cost resources.