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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

Designing Library Spaces

Glorious day: I finally got my hands on a copy of The New Downtown Library: Designing With Communities by
Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). 1,280 more words


Design Thinking for Libraries ( A Toolkit for patron-centered design)

This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about starting with people — the users that visit your library. 58 more words


Vienna University of Economics and Business Library and Learning Centre

The new Library and Learning Centre rises as a polygonal block from the heart of the new University campus. The interior of the LLC is informed by the external circulation of the masterplan which maps out the different levels of the building. 107 more words

Library Buildings