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Re-imagining the Library
Transcript of Re-imagining the Library
Why we needed a change?
Two distinct teaching areas
Dedicated space for walk-in traffic
Limited data and power
Eliminate dead spaces
30 new movable chair/desk combos provide learning spaces designed for flexibility and collaboration. A Chromebook cart for 30
complete the area.
During our 2 day parent/teacher conferences we moved 30 computers, all 16,000+ books, and every piece of free-standing furniture. We used Epsilon Beta student volunteers to assist.
Both classroom areas are distinct and cater to a particular type of learning.
Our new zones provide 2 separate classroom areas, a prominent walk-in area for
students on a pass, and areas for special collections of non-fiction and graphic novels.
We love our new walk-in area. All our lounge furniture is here, 14 computers, and tables for students needing work space.
Bellanca, James A., and Ronald S. Brandt. 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How
Students Learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree, 2010. Print.
Collaborative Spaces.Webinar. Traci Lesneski and Janet Nelson. Demco, 9 Oct. 2013.
Shelving is utilized to distinguish class space from the walk-in area.
Power Station &
Decor is kept minimalist and contemporary. Posters, etc. are used temporarily to highlight upcoming events.
Increased access to technology
Business is good
Expand digital offerings
Now it's your turn
Tool: Design Thinking Innovation Process
The problem or opportunity that motivates the search for solutions
What does the ideal library media center look like and how does it function?
What are the stumbling blocks that prevent us from making this a reality?
The process of generating ideas and possible solutions. There are no bad ideas.
Working in teams brainstorm ALL of the possibilites
The path that leads from the idea stage to making it happen in your library.
Sketch out one main, low-cost, idea that most libraries could implement this school year.