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And We're Off! (with a new take on library orientation)

I've always wanted to try something different for library orientation rather than have the students sit on the carpet for 30-45 minutes while I talk on and on about how to use the library, check out books, and take care of books. This year, especially, I knew that students would be eager to explore their...

Library Journal Design Institute 2014 Recap

If you are planning for, or in the midst of, a building project, you have probably been doing an immense amount of research to ensure that your new space will serve the needs of your community, draw people in and stand the test of time for years to come.

Setting Up a New Elementary School Library (Part 3)

It's hard to believe that the unpacking and arrangement of our new school library began only one week ago! As of today, every box has been unpacked thanks to many hours of work from me and some dedicated volunteers. This included working on 2 furlough days and the weekend.

Setting Up a New Elementary School Library (Part 2)

Today was our second day of unpacking boxes into our new school library. After being away at a meeting yesterday, I spent some time walking the space and thinking back through Monday's decisions. For the most part, I was still happy with what was decided. I flipped one shelf around in the fiction section and...

Setting Up a New Elementary School Library (Part 1)

After my last post (New Beginnings), I've received several requests to document the process of setting up our new library space. It is an exciting and exhausting process to walk into a big open room with endless possibilities. As I've said before (and keep repeating to myself), the space can and will change once students...

Planning school libraries

School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

Rose Luna's Pinterest Page

Pins about Library Design hand-picked by Pinner Rose Luna | See more about library design, libraries and robin hoods.

The Epic Library LEGO Wall: How to Build One

Yesterday I wrote about everything that led up to us creating our Epic Library LEGO Wall - check out the post here. Today is going to be more of a how-to. I've had many, many people ask me how to build a LEGO wall, and while there's tons of great information out there, I'm...

The Epic Library LEGO Wall: How to Build One

Yesterday I wrote about everything that led up to us creating our Epic Library LEGO Wall - check out the post here. Today is going to be more of a how-to. I've had many, many people ask me how to build a LEGO wall, and while there's tons of great information out there, I'm...

Technolibrary: Design

Design ideas for libraries | See more about library design, school library design and public libraries.

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"What we make is important" - George Nelson In 2008, we opened a vibrant new library "Research Center" after an extensive renovation process. We conducted student and staff surveys, compiled image books of photographs, did extensive reading on library design, did site visits, and compiled a list of the "key ideas" we wanted to be reflected in our physical space.

Kristina Holzweiss on Twitter

Don't throw out anything! Ss love trying out the typewriter in my "Please Touch" museum on a cart. #txlchat pic.twitter.com/49j0uW2kJU

GoPro in the Library -- Telling Stories Well, a project from Mrs. Foote

My students need 3 GoPro Cameras to film their library activities, promote what they do in the library, and to use for school events, science classes, and more. This is not your grandmother's library. Students are actively creating projects, using technology, and doing real world research. Students use library equipment throughout all courses--from...

Sue Kowalski on Twitter

another view of #graphicarea--great for collab too #txlchat pic.twitter.com/0FJf1CWUNN

Kristina Holzweiss on Twitter

Simple signage helps with classroom management. #txlchat pic.twitter.com/QJ1YglXU8P

Shawna Lewis on Twitter

txlchat A4 we repurposed a countertop into a makerspace area. This a favorite area in the library. pic.twitter.com/RlQAxkDuDN

Diana Rendina on Twitter

A4: This is a picture of how our #Makerspace has come together. You can see LEGO wall & whiteboard wall #txlchat pic.twitter.com/YR9yExeLgr

C Foote on Twitter

Q4: Share photos of cool spaces or items that you've seen or designed #txlchat

Sue Fitzgerald on Twitter

We put in laptops and took out large computers. #txlchat pic.twitter.com/2n9PPOaGlk