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101 Blogs About Schools, Books, & Libraries | L...

101 Blogs About Schools, Books, & Libraries | L... | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
101 Blogs About Schools, Books, & Libraries (101 Blogs About Schools, Books, & Libraries http://t.co/TJ5Ej43rPp via @teachthought) (101 Blogs About Schools, Books, & Libraries | @scoopit via @cwoodlibrary http://t.co/6MnXimvaPx)...
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Timeline Photos - Drayton Valley Municipal Library | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Drayton Valley Municipal Library | Facebook | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
Yes~The snow is swirling and both libraries are open today! Be safe on the roads--you can find information for Drayton Valley and areas at... (Yes~The snow is swirling and both libraries are open today!
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Old paper box has new life as a library - Montgomery Advertiser

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Old paper box has new life as a library
Montgomery Advertiser
Todd Bol made a replica of a one-room schoolhouse to honor his mother, a former teacher, the organization's website reads.

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:18 AM

I love this! Give new life to old stuff. 

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Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future - Best Books ...

Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future - Best Books ... | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
Designing a school library media center may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so take advantage! In this hands-on guidebook, school library construction and media specialists Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson share ...

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Library Design with learners in mind

Presentation of a case study at the CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) Southern Conference in Austin.


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Learning spaces in a digital age - Cambridge News (blog)

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Learning spaces in a digital age
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Last year our focus was on the function of a library – what was the point of a room that was essentially a repository of books when books can be accessed digitally anytime, anywhere?

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Natasha Pollock's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:54 AM

A-S-D shaped shelves?!

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

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"So how do you determine the best way to turn your library space into a learning center that’s right for today’s rapidly changing digital world?"


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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

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Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:03 PM

Blended approach - library & techology, community & service, place & creativity ....

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The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries - Library Journal

The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries - Library Journal | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
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The Librarian in 2020 | Reinventing Libraries
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This is part three of LJ's series of excerpts from Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library (Scarecrow), edited by Joseph Janes.
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Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

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Bookstore-Inspired Libraries

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Almere library - The newest Almere library in the Netherlands demonstrates a case of high innovation and adaptation. Realizing that they were in desperate need of c...
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Librarians Pick Their Favorite Furniture for Teens | Library by Design

Librarians Pick Their Favorite Furniture for Teens | Library by Design | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
Surprising, stunning, outrageous even—that's what teens asked for and hot in these library spaces.
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From the 'I Love Libraries" page... - Suntree Viera Public Library | Facebook

From the 'I Love Libraries" page... - Suntree Viera Public Library | Facebook | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
From the 'I Love Libraries" page something we can all agree upon; books are a magical journey through Time and Space. (From the 'I Love Libraries" page something we can all agree upon; books are a magical journey through Time and Space.
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reading net turns libraries into hanging learning labs | lemayOnline

reading net turns libraries into hanging learning labs | lemayOnline | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
reading net turns libraries into hanging learning labs http://t.co/rPLqUtuUej #wow #design #technology #lemay
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Design-Related | The Machias Elementary School’s sunlit library....

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The Machias Elementary School’s sunlit library. The rural Washington State school was designed by NAC Architecture. (Photo: The Machias Elementary School’s sunlit library.

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Library Design Showcase 2012: Super Schools | American Libraries Magazine

Library Design Showcase 2012: Super Schools | American Libraries Magazine | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it

The following schools have demonstrated their understanding of the centrality of their libraries by creating spaces that support 21st-century learning.


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Isobel Sobey's curator insight, March 29, 2013 5:55 AM

Some good ideas

A. Stott's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:29 PM

These reconfigurations might be above and beyond our vision, yet they do help us to see what "could be"!

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Bid to shift libraries to social spaces turns page on stale bookworm image - The Japan Times

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Bid to shift libraries to social spaces turns page on stale bookworm image
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They met in design school in 1988. Deciding that their married ...

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Mike Leonard: Metro magnet school an example of smart repurposing - The Tennessean

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Mike Leonard: Metro magnet school an example of smart repurposing
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A double-height room previously used as the school auditorium was converted into a library with an elevated “treehouse” used for storytelling.

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Sue Kowalski's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:05 PM

Love this during trnasition year I need to repurpose a space for our kids.  

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

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Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:52 PM

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 2:35 PM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

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54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 2014 6:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

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Bett Show 2014 - A Glimpse Into the School Libraries of the Future

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A Glimpse Into the School Libraries of the Future, In many ways the traditional school library, with its shelves of books and resources, has struggled to a (Today's blog: School Libraries of the Future http://t.co/xjJEq2nc58)...
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Twitter / gmhslibrarylady: Learning Commons at lunch ...

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Learning Commons at lunch yesterday http://t.co/WAmYsKmviO
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The 20 best tools for choosing a colour scheme | Colour | Creative Bloq

The 20 best tools for choosing a colour scheme | Colour | Creative Bloq | Learning Commons Design and Implementation | Scoop.it
Creating a colour scheme is essential to good design. We’ve gathered together 20 fantastic tools to help you perfect your colour choices.

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