Ideas for Inspiring Contemporary School Library

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Ideas for Inspiring
Contemporary School
Library Design
What makes it so ?
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1. Wireless Internet
Adam Melancon
The wireless network ensures that staff and students have
freedom to study where ever they choose. Different types and
styles of furniture suit different demands.
jisc_infonet
ample power points
• High speed connections :-)
• Remote access
Pesky Library
2. Comfortable Reading Lounge
by annethelibrarian
by rodneylibraries
ebooks on ipod touch
audio books
books by annethelibrarian
by annethelibrarian
3. Spaces for individuals
by annethelibrarian
thinking
reflecting
journaling
reading
Pesky Library
4. Spaces for groups
by annethelibrarian
by annethelibrarian
ample power points
in the floor?
drop down?
bench height? (see side
discussion/ speaker notes)
collaborate
debate
share
plan
by jisc_infonet
by jisc_infonet
"... bench area gives... students access to Wi-Fi for use on laptops. .... bench design
promotes group and collaborative study as well as individual work. Blended learning
is encouraged by close proximity of book stock, peers/colleagues and supporting
5. Mini Theatre
waukeganpl
photos used with permission
present
share
entertain
delight
inform
Waukegan Public
LibraryEarly
Learning Center
5b Mini Theatre (cont)
Story corner
present
share
entertain
delight
inform
Could double as an area for exhibits?
New Line Learning Academy Tomorrow's Future Today by jarsjo
by PlayfulLibrarian
Learn more ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THoB6gkDNto
6. Ready access to digital information for individuals or
groups with easy access to other media (books, dvds,
audio books etc)
digital & print resources integrated
by annethelibrarian
audiobooks
ebooks on ipods
headphones
by balachandar
by annethelibrarian
by Lucius Beebe
Mem
7. Storage space
by annethelibrarian
plenty
storage of props for displays
more photos?
8. Flexible space, space for a class
by annethelibrarian
9. Mini conference room/s each equipped with
screen, mounted data projector, television, dvd
player, speakers...
skype conference
visibility
10. Performance
puppet theatre
story telling
student presentations
by annethelibrarian
by annethelibrarian
11. Gallery Space
by annethelibrarian
Valerie Dewhurst
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn
12. Self Check Out
by annethelibrarian
13. Multipurpose Conference/ Meeting Room
by annethelibrarian
by annethelibrarian
by annethelibrarian
14. A well organised workroom
15. Space to play challenging and
recreational games
by dbking
Game Area
Siftables
• problem solving
• creating
• thinking
• grasp information &
manipulate
16. Transitional spaces
"...transitional spaces that
encourage positive social
interaction such as impromptu
meetings, conversation and sharing
of information and ideas."
Kylie Hanson
need photos...
by jisc_infonet
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17 Multimedia production area
creating
presenting
demonstrating
Information
by mangee
by Barrett Web Coordinator
Knowledge
by gholzer
by HawkinsThiel
18 Resources are accessible
19 Place that is welcoming and encourages parents to be
involved as partners in children's learning.
by Plymouth Libraries
20. Real time access to events and information
by vanhookc
"Will these students remember the day....when they watched a live streaming
inauguration over the Internet! Forty years ago, this form of communication would
have been straight from a science fiction book or movie! "
21 Contemporary furniture
Spartanburg County Public Library (SC
Kimberly Bolan, Teen
Spaces (2nd Ed.), ALA
Editions, 2009
"Don’t make
assumptions!
Present the options,
Flickr Slideshows survey your users"
http://indielibrarian.blogspot.com
by Kim Bolan
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Orange County
Library System (FL) (PA)
22 Interactive displays / exhibits
• Space to engage children in learning
• Build interest
• Launch inquiry
06Bees by Topeka & Shawnee County Public
Library
poetry board
by annethelibrarian
• be creative
23 Flexible - as much as possible on wheels
by superkimbo in BKK
ISB ES Learning Hub
Brought to you by
the global collaboration of many fantastic teacherlibrarians, librarians & teachers; and the generous
availability of great photos via the CreativeCommons.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed.
Do you have a design feature
that could be added...some photos?
Send an email to [email protected]
or DM me on Twitter.
I can add your idea, or better still give you
access to add it yourself.
Fran Hughes
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