Space Planning

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Does your library entrance draw people inside? Once inside, what makes people take notice? Can retail space planning ideas help you create an inviting library space? This section will help you plan and design your library space to create a welcoming, healthy, safe and accessible environment.

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A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

 News / Last Modified: 17 December 2014

Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...

Embracing Principles of Connected Learning

 News / Last Modified: 02 December 2014

The power of teen leadership is at the center of a new report from The Institute of Museum and Library Services on Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums: Transformative Spaces for Teens. Teens empowered to participate, experiment, and colla...

Space is Flexible (and Full of Light)

 News / Last Modified: 01 December 2014

Library space, that is. If there is one word that sums up the re-imagination of library space for community engagement in the digital age, it is flexible.

The tension between physical and virtual space surfaces everywhere as technolog...

Rural and Small Libraries Conference: ARSL 2014 Recap

 News / Last Modified: 09 October 2014

What could be better than the best library conference in your own backyard? How about working for an organization that helps sponsor that conference (thank you OCLC), and allows you to present, learn, and network with nearly 400 other people who love...

Flexible Spaces – Flexible Futures

 Webinar / Last Modified: 12 September 2014

A webinar focused on library space planning and on how changing patron needs are leading to changed library spaces.