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LHS Visionaries. Whole Building Design Guide. By WBDG Staff Last updated: 09-15-2011 Overview School libraries differ from most other types of libraries because they are contained within school buildings, which, in addition to library space, may include classrooms, auditoriums, circulation space, administrative offices, cafeterias, and the like.

Whole Building Design Guide

As a result, school libraries, or library media centers (LMCs) as they are commonly called, are smaller than their counterparts. Appropriate space planning for present needs and future expansion is imperative in the school library program. Building Attributes A. Robert J. Teen Space Guidelines. Download the print version of the Teen Space Guidelines (PDF).

Teen Space Guidelines

Foreword These guidelines were created in 2011 -2012 by a task force of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with feedback from the library community achieved through a public comment period in the fall of 2011. Members of the task force were Katherine Trouern-Trend (chair), Audrey Sumser, Kathy Mahoney, Caroline Aversano, Samantha Marker, and Kimberly Bolan Cullin. YALSA’s Board of Directors adopted the guidelines on May 24, 2012.

Creating library space that adds to the community and respects it - Strategic Plan 2012-2015. Every day, thousands of people use Toronto Public Library branches to read, study, collaborate, borrow books, use the computer, attend a program or meeting and more.

Creating library space that adds to the community and respects it - Strategic Plan 2012-2015

There is great demand for public space. The variety of use and space needs in library branches is ever increasing. How can the library respond and provide spaces in branches that meet the wide range of customer needs and inspire people of all ages across the city? At Bloor/Gladstone, we tried to balance the different types of uses by designing different zones while still keeping the space light, open and accessible. Public consultation is an essential component of branch space planning.

At Kennedy/Eglinton, we partnered to create a ProTech Media Lab for local youth. Flexibility is a key feature as we look to the future. Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries. Trends in Academic Library Repurposing. Ohio University Alden Library Learning Commons This is an exciting time for academic libraries as they change the way they become relevant to student learning. By repurposing spaces to meet the needs of students, libraries are becoming a destination on campus.

I recently presented a webinar with Mary Beth Lock of Wake Forest University Library and Mark Haubenschild of Patterson-Pope, summarizing my experience working with over 90 libraries. To stay relevant, libraries are becoming the center for learning on campus. There are many names to describe this space, including learning commons, academic commons, or information commons. The Time Is Right for Libraries to Embrace Participatory Culture. Antero Garcia delivered the closing keynote at the 2013 SLJ Leadership Summit in Austin.

The Time Is Right for Libraries to Embrace Participatory Culture

By Antero Garcia I had the pleasure of speaking at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit in Austin, TX. My September 29 talk, “Participation and Collaboration as Critical Transformation,” highlighted several examples of how I engage students in collaborative and transformative practices in my work as an English teacher in South Central Los Angeles and at Colorado State University, where I am an assistant professor of education. To help clarify and expand some of the ideas I shared at the conference, I summarize the key takeaways for summit attendees and SLJ readers. As I mentioned in Austin, I’m fairly easy to get a hold of—there aren’t too many Anteros when you do a simple Google search— and I encourage continuing this dialogue with anyone interested.

Participatory culture: context and relationships There’s a lot of important and necessary talk about participatory culture these days. What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? 3D printers like this one can be found at Monticello High School’s new library/WikiCommons At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings.

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

Case in point: Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. When librarian Joan Ackroyd arrived there four years ago, she found an environment very different from the “engaging, creative, fun” elementary and middle school libraries to which she was accustomed. “Its library was none of those things,” she recalls. “It was a traditional, quiet research space.” Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. As her first step, she and her co-librarian at the time (music teacher Dave Glover), converted a storeroom into a technology lab. The Library Of The Future Will Probably Look Something Like This. Or rather, the library of the future today.

The Library Of The Future Will Probably Look Something Like This

The Library Of The Future Will Probably Look Something Like This As the ways we access, process, and use information have changed, so too have the libraries that house the extensive collections of books, movies, music, art, and other media in which we find that information. Libraries are no longer just places to check out a book or to do homework; they’re meeting places, media centers, digital repositories, and wonders of modern architecture and design. School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian. 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons. Libraries have existed since approximately 2600 BCE as an archive of recorded knowledge.

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

From tablets and scrolls to bound books, they have cataloged resources and served as a locus of knowledge. Today, with the digitization of content and the ubiquity of the internet, information is no longer confined to printed materials accessible only in a single, physical location. Consider this: Project Gutenberg and its affiliates make over 100,000 public domain works available digitally, and Google has scanned over 30 million books through its library project. Libraries are reinventing themselves as content becomes more accessible online and their role becomes less about housing tomes and more about connecting learners and constructing knowledge. Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts has been in the vanguard of this transition since 2009, when it announced its plans for a "bookless" library. From Library to Learning Commons Photo credit: Francis W.

New Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics. Some repeats here but they’re nice: Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics “Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer.

New Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics

It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way. Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians. LJ reached out to academic and public library directors and other thought leaders nationwide to find out what new skills they expect to need in librarians in the next 20 years.

Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians

The 11 listed below emerged as the essentials. Not complete departures, rather they build on trends already in evidence. Advocacy/Politics This key competency has two distinct but overlapping paths: raising awareness of value among stakeholders, with an eye to maintaining or increasing funding, and building community, organization, and outreach, with an eye to expanding those services and effectively serving the constituencies who need them. According to Patrick Losinski, CEO of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH (2010 LJ Library of the Year), the field needs “people who are very comfortable in the public sphere.

To get there, says Rivkah K. Collaboration. The Impact of the Great School Libraries: Report 2016. Download the report - pdf Download the summary - PPT In October 2015, FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) joined with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), ALIA Schools, Australian School Library Association (ASLA), Queensland School Library Association, School Library Association of NSW, School Library Association of South Australia, School Library Association of Victoria and the Western Australian School Library Association to seek nominations of Great School Libraries across the nation.

The Impact of the Great School Libraries: Report 2016

We were looking for libraries that help children and young people find reliable information; use the information effectively; think critically; make informed decisions; work productively with others; build knowledge and understanding of the world; safely navigate the internet; communicate and share their ideas; and find great reads to meet personal interests and abilities. Designing Libraries - Library Design Showcase 2015. 2015 Library Design Showcase. Welcome to the 2015 Library Design Showcase, American Libraries’ annual celebration of new and renovated libraries. These are shining examples of innovative architecture that address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways.

New construction dominated this year’s submissions, but renovated and repurposed spaces were a close second, showing how today’s libraries are both conserving existing resources and adapting to economic realities. Renovating History The John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island Built in 1910, the John Hay Library at Brown University was brought into the present with recent renovations. In addition to enhanced research spaces in the main reading room and special collections room, the library added a new ADA-accessible entrance and safety and security features that are integrated into the historic building’s original architecture.Project: RenovationArchitect: Selldorf ArchitectsSize: 78,961 square feetCost: $15 million Repurposed A/V Teens.

The Library as Third Place. Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery. A novel approach: Pamela Coyne Library. Despite the shift towards digital technologies and online learning resources, school libraries remain a place where the pleasures of reading and learning are shared and guided. Yet in order to entice our young digital natives into the world of books, we must provide settings that are exciting and tech-rich, but also comfortable and homey – places students want to linger in.

In keeping with these ideas, the recently renovated and expanded Pamela Coyne Library at St Monica College’s junior campus in Epping, Melbourne, is an example of how the twenty-first-century school library can reposition itself as the vital heart of the school community. Branch Studio Architects has made the humble book central to the design philosophy of the Pamela Coyne Library, and this idea permeates the project at all levels. 5 steps for creating a custom makerspace. When schools talk about the maker movement and creating makerspaces, they often focus on purchasing the tools and materials first.

While a physical room stocked with tools is an important part of the process, even more significant is the process used to plan your space. Paying close attention to how you design and formulate your space within the very specific context of your own school and its community will ensure that the resulting space is authentic and meaningful to the whole school community. The following approach to planning will help ensure that your makerspace is a vibrant and thriving one. Step One: Understand your learners. March's Featured Learning Commons: Shannon Robinson at The Morgan School. Imagine being hired for a new job in which you were tasked not only with transforming an old library space and collection but also with changing the whole school’s perception of the philosophy of how the space would be used.

Shannon Robinson was given just this opportunity as she took on the teacher librarian job at The Morgan School, a public high school in Southeastern Connecticut. The Flexible School Library: Creating A 21st Century Space For Our Learners. A Prime Co-Teaching Opportunity. The author, left, co-teaching a class. Virtual Makerspace. Beth Holland: Transforming Libraries into Library Learning Commons or a Hogwarts Room of Requirement – QSLiN. Learning Commons Video. ON LIBRARIES: From Library to Learning Commons – Hilda K. Weisburg. You have heard the term Learning Commons. You may have read an article or two about it and thought it sounded wonderful—in a distant way. 10 Easy Steps PowerPoint PDF. Chart. 2016 SDAESP SDASSP handout PDF. Year of the Learning Commons. Re imagining the 21st Century School Library. School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google?

Over the past 10 years, the number of schools that have trained teacher-librarians has declined dramatically. While many reasons for this drop exist, the primary culprit is school budget cuts. III. Websites to Validate. Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools. Learning Environments | January 2013 Digital Edition | Feature Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools Thoughtfully designed learning environments can help students work together more effectively. By Peter C. Lippman02/13/13 When architects discuss the educational facilities of the next century and beyond, the conversation turns to collaborative spaces. Why create collaborative spaces? These questions move the dialogue away from planning traditional models of educational spaces to creating alternative settings where learners have a choice in how they work.

Library - Facilities. Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries. Library design. Some design considerations. Some Design Considerations When Building or Remodeling a Media Center(also titled “Questions to Ask When Building or Remodeling a New Media Center”) ERIC ED425609, Jan 1, 1998 After having helped plan for six new and remodeled media centers, I have developed a short list of questions that the steering committee needs to answer, and another list of question that need to be asked of the architect or project leader during project planning. As schools change their instructional program and as technology evolves, a simple list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for building or remodeling will be outdated nearly as soon as it is written.

These questions need to be answered as close to the time of building as possible. Also a few practical hints from the school of hard knocks are thrown in. For those of you reading this list and who have had their own building/remodeling questions you’re glad you had answered, please send them to me. Planning committee questions1.

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Library Design. Learning Spaces. Designing Libraries: Learning for a Lifetime. Reimagining Learning Spaces. Rethink – rebuild - rebrand: think iCentre. The What, Who, Why and How of Building an iCentre: Part 1. The What, Who, Why and How of Building an iCentre: Part 2. DesignShare Home. The landscaper’s hat. Fry Library & School Supplies - Library Shelving & Book Coverings. Researchers Recommend Features of Classroom Design to Maximise Student Achievement. Schools of the future must adjust to technology needs. How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent. Benefits of Flexible Learning Spaces #1 Teaching in Teams. Crazy Circles Wall Decal Circle Wall Art by StephenEdwardGraphic. Artcobell.

Group work space. SyncTable. Guided Inquiry Design Downloadable Resources. Large Vinyl Lounger Bean Bag Chair - Bean Bags at Hayneedle. LumiSource Flower Mini Ottoman. Ranges - Allermuir. Learningspaces.pdf. Building a culture of creativity and discovery in education. BeachStone_Pricelist_September2014.pdf. LumiSource Puzzotto Ottoman. Patrice.pdf. Design and technology: changing classrooms.