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Library life

Despite (unbelievably) still feeling queasy, this week was definitely a lot easier to live through than last!  Travelled to Qingdao side to catch up with some of the other new staff on the weekend and I managed to eat western food, even though I was sweating just putting it into my mouth.   293 more words


3 things I always ask myself about a new or refurbished library space

This blog post originally appeared on the CILIP website.

I read recently that the judging for the gardens entered into the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show has been modified with the aim of enabling more objective judgements to be made for the various award categories. 1,014 more words

Academic Library

The New Year - Mayhem of Construction and Lack of Communication

I ended up taking the summer off from blogging. Originally I just got busy, covering for people on vacation, going to conferences, and a week long graduate module. 524 more words

Ponderings From The Trenches

Teen Spaces in Libraries

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A presentation covering issues of teen spaces in libraries, and what designs are most effective to make teens feel comfortable and to encourage learning and STEM programming.

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Training Materials

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

  • Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the…
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Designing Libraries for Inter-activities

Last week, I took my daughter to the Kimbell Art Museum on her birthday (per her request). It’s a nice museum with a great restaurant, albeit small (compared to the Art Institute in Chicago). 696 more words

Instructional Design