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Smart Spaces are Community Places

In this webinar, learn design thinking principles that can be used in collaboration with the community, to identify and meet space and programming needs for active learning.

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Transforming physical spaces and library programs into active learning hubs is a powerful opportunity to strengthen the library’s connection to the community. Through WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, a range of free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—are now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces. In this webinar, we’ll share examples of design thinking and collaboration with the community, and the positive outcomes achieved, even through the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bruce, director of Laurel Public Library (DE), will describe the arc of discovering community needs and realizing multiple projects to meet those needs at her library. You’ll also be introduced to the Toolkit to Create Smart Spaces, that you can tap into to create your own community collaborations for active learning.

Presented by: Gail Bruce, Director, Laurel Public Library (DE) and Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager, OCLC

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).

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27 April 2021


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Webinar presenter Gail Bruce

Webinar presenter Betha Gutsche