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How Do You Design The Library Of The Future?

ARE you sitting comfortably? Here is the Story of the Decline of the Academic Library. Once Upon A Time libraries were the gatekeepers to most of the information students and academics needed. 129 more words


Moriyama & Teshima Architects imagine and re-imagine the Toronto Reference Library

This is an article I wrote for Canadian Architect magazine.

The Toronto Reference Library (TRL) is the flagship of the world’s busiest urban library system. Occupying over 416,000 square feet, it is a landmark situated adjacent to one of the city’s liveliest intersections—Yonge and Bloor—at the junction of two subway lines. 562 more words


Junior Browser Boxes

Following the recent discussion on WASLAnet (WA’s school library listserv), I thought I’d write a post about how our browser boxes have been set up to house our junior picture book collection. 458 more words

School Libraries

When 'new' is not 'new'.

The following quote made news this week. I am amazed:

“It’s time for a paradigm shift to one in which public leaders engage with their communities and take action based on the voices of their constituents. 931 more words


Big-box buyers become bookworms

Here is an idea that has been mooted post- Target Canada debacle. And it comes, indirectly, from its discount store rival Walmart, no less. After Walmart abandoned one of its retail stores in McAllen, Texas, the city decided to reuse the structure as a new main library. 481 more words


Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Today, I am going to dig into the concept of communities of practices and what that means for libraries within the context of the new framework for information literacy. 480 more words

Information Literacy