See Also

Building, Design & Renovations

10 Steps to a Better Library Interior: Tips That Don’t Have to Cost a Lot, by Traci Lesneski 

Assessing Learning Spaces
Guidance on assessments to support development of learning spaces and monitoring their impact on learning

Library as Salon: Emerging Models of Interdisciplinary Connection in an Experimental Space, presentation from IFLA 2014

ALA Resources:

YALSA Resources:
Draw and share space planning diagrams with this free web-based diagramming tool

The great good place: cafés, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts, and how they get you through the day
Book by Ray Oldenburg

The Indie Librarian: 21st Century Libraries
Blog featuring library design content

Library Construction and Renovation Projects
Comprehensive list of resources compiled by New Mexico State Library

Library Journal: Design
Design articles from Library Journal

The Chicago Public Library, in collaboration with the Digital Youth Network, created the YOUmedia teen space to expand digital learning opportunities for high school students.

WebJunction Focus Group: Innovative Spaces & Community Engagement 10/11/13
Focus group takeaways by Alan Jacobson

WebJunction Readers Poll Results: Space Planning and Design


ALCTS Ergonomics Bibliography

Safety and Health Topics: Ergonomics
From the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Sustainability (Green Building and Buildings)

Green Building
From the Environmental Protection Agency

Green Building Resource
Harvard University Office for Sustainability

Green Libraries
A Website for Information about Green and Sustainable Libraries

Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Chrisney Branch (IN)
Example of a net-zero library (utilizing solar energy and geothermal technology that reduces energy costs to zero)

U.S. Green Building Council

Weeding, Making Space

Excel at Rearranging your Library, Chris Rippel's presentation on weeding and organizing collections, as well as an Excel tool for rearranging library space.

The Choice Overload Problem, Sheena Iyengar TED talk

Weeding the Library Collection, Updated Self-Paced Course on WebJunction

Seven Answers to Seven Weeding Questions