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Cathy Oxley

Design My Library Space - 37 views

    Library design ideas.
Martha Hickson

One-to-One: Let's Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points | School Libra... - 9 views

    With devices in hand, students are increasingly likely to enter the library not through a door, but through an app or a website. The ability to download textbooks and library books and retrieve information from databases means that the 1:1 device serves as an important access point to library materials. If
Martha Hickson

"This Is Our Library, and It's a Pretty Cool Place": A User-Centered Study of Public Li... - 7 views

    This study sought to collect data from teens and librarians about their preferences and recommendations for the effective design of physical library spaces for teens. Librarians and teens at twenty-two U.S. public libraries filmed narrated video tours of their young adult (YA) public library spaces. The researchers used qualitative content analysis techniques to analyze the video data and to develop a framework for guiding the design of effective YA public library spaces. In addition to providing specific recommendations for user-centered YA library space design, this study highlights the need for continued user input into the design and maintenance of YA public library spaces as teens' needs evolve and vary across time and from community to community.
Martha Hickson

Gear up for gaming - 8 views

    Checklst and library design ideas from Demco
Katy Vance

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution - 4 views

  • If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip.
  • This learning commons is both a physical and a virtual space that’s staffed not just by teacher-librarians but also by other school specialists who, like us, are having trouble getting into the classroom and getting kids’ attention.
  • specialists such as literacy coaches, teacher technologists, teacher-librarians, art teachers, music teachers, and P.E. teachers
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  • In the physical space, we enter a room that’s totally flexible, where furnishings can be moved about to accommodate different functions and groupings.
  • experimental learning center,
  • the learning commons is both a giant, ongoing conversation and a warehouse of digital materials
  • —from ebooks to databases to student-generated content—all available 24/7 yea
  • Imagine a learning environment in which the multimedia world of information fed individual students’ needs, and where on-demand digital textbooks/multimedia/databases are available 24/7 and under the control of the user.
  • examples of one-way communication.
  • But in the new learning commons, homework assignments and library Web sites offer two-way communication.
  • Directive adults have been transformed into coaches; direct teaching has been transformed into collaborative inquiry.
  • On another day, parents may be invited to the learning commons to observe a jointly designed medieval art fair created by a classroom teacher, the art teacher, and the teacher-librarian.
  • The experimental learning center aims to improve teaching and learning by offering professional development sessions and resources that are tailor-made to each school’s greatest needs.
  • The teacher posts assignments on a blog that’s linked through an RSS feed to individual students in the class, each of whom can access the blog through an iGoogle page or another personal home page.
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