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Students stand to lose much more than books with school library cuts

Students stand to lose much more than books with school library cuts | Library Design | Scoop.it

With spring has come the return of an all-too-familiar ritual: the tightening of a fiscal belt triggering the downward swing of an axe into our school libraries.


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Too true!!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 7, 12:16 PM

My heart hurts to think that America is getting rid of their school libraries and school librarians. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 8, 12:01 PM

Helping to explain what we do....

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Towcester Library, Moat Lane | Demco Interiors - Inspiring Library Design

Towcester Library, Moat Lane | Demco Interiors - Inspiring Library Design | Library Design | Scoop.it
The new community building, The Forum community building is home to Northamptonshire CC Library Plus and Registration Services
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Designing Libraries - New library opens in Milton Keynes

Designing Libraries - New library opens in Milton Keynes | Library Design | Scoop.it
Kingston Library, Milton Keynes, has relocated and officially opened in a purpose-built new building in the heart of the Kingston Centre shopping area.
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Must pop in!

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | Library Design | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.
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Looks Great

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5 points towards a more sustainable library | CILIP

5 points towards a more sustainable library | CILIP | Library Design | Scoop.it
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Yes - all vital points to consider.

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Pop-up reading zones inspire new curriculum fun - Innovate My School

Pop-up reading zones inspire new curriculum fun - Innovate My School | Library Design | Scoop.it
Teachers are able to offer their pupils a vast array of learning technologies, but with videos, 3D and augmented reality, how can they go about ensuring a real interest in reading. Eden Learning Spaces has found that a child’s environment is vital to this issue.
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Bit of a advert but the idea is good...

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Designing Libraries - The new learning commons: creating distinctive student-centric environments

Designing Libraries - The new learning commons: creating distinctive student-centric environments | Library Design | Scoop.it
An award-winning building on Australia's Gold Coast is home to Griffith University Learning Commons, offering students a choice of formal and informal learning spaces.
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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out'

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | Library Design | Scoop.it
New library learning labs envisioned as spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it.
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Add Your Insight... What teens need...
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Designing Libraries - Eye-popping library for Halifax, Nova Scotia

Designing Libraries - Eye-popping library for Halifax, Nova Scotia | Library Design | Scoop.it
A rich democratic, multi-generational resource centre for knowledge, learning and personal development.
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Wow!

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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries - KCCU

Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries - KCCU | Library Design | Scoop.it
“KCCU Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries KCCU Chip Ward, [who] was a librarian at the time they began to design and construct this library ...”
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A book about US libraries
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Stunning libraries from around the world – in pictures

Stunning libraries from around the world – in pictures | Library Design | Scoop.it
A new book celebrates the most innovative library buildings. Take a whirlwind tour with our gallery
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Mouthwateringly gorgeous libraries...

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Designing Libraries - Inspired library design

Designing Libraries - Inspired library design | Library Design | Scoop.it
The School Library Association has announced the launch of the rebranded Inspiration Award for school library design for 2014.
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Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries

Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries | Library Design | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
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Only 9% in school libraries...

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Designing Libraries - Fiction library for primary school

Designing Libraries - Fiction library for primary school | Library Design | Scoop.it
Courthouse Green Primary School in Coventry has a brand-new key stage 2 fiction library - a bright, colourful, comfortable space in which to read.
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How important are libraries in elementary schools?

It’s no secret that when funding goes for a elementary school, one of the first affected areas is the school library. A school with a dedicated library could end up with only a shelf in a classroom. A
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30 minute discussion on school libraries - specifically in Chicago and US - but relevant here too

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Designing Learning Spaces For Student Engagement

The journey of change of the physical and virtual spaces in the Mount Alvernia iCentre
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Really useful look at moving to a modern learning space from a more traditional model.

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Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News

Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News | Library Design | Scoop.it
Physical learning spaces have a big impact on student achievement and engagement--learn how to implement best practices for classroom design.
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This is about learning spaces but much of this also is relevant for library design...

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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | Library Design | Scoop.it

Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?


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Useful definition and some good references for further reading

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2014 5:14 AM

Useful definition and some good references to follow up

katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:21 AM

This is something I need to get my head around...

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Designing Libraries - The Learning Centre

Designing Libraries - The Learning Centre | Library Design | Scoop.it
The Learning Centre, 236 - 250 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PP
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Interesting pictures here

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Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #inf536 - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #inf536 - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Library Design | Scoop.it
When most people find out that they are in line to create a new physical or virtual environment for their school, few have really driven deep into what the research says, and how it might pan out in practice. And, with deadlines in place, and architects producing their "masterplans" based on what they have been able to squeeze out of...
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Designing Libraries - School library is a star

Designing Libraries - School library is a star | Library Design | Scoop.it
Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford has revitalised an underused area of the school

and created a light and airy library for staff and students.
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A new school library - hurrah!

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Designing your school library

“ A presentation for the Leicester City Schools LRC Connect Project May 2012 http://tleblog.leicester.gov.uk/?p=129”
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 13, 2014 3:38 PM

I will be using some of this in my next assembly...very useful! Thanks 

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:13 AM

Brittish school libraries...

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The restored Manchester Central Library - a sneak peek - in pictures

The restored Manchester Central Library - a sneak peek -  in pictures | Library Design | Scoop.it
Manchester Central Library reopens on Saturday with its historic features carefully restored following a £50m revamp. Take a sneak peek at the refurbishment here
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Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill

Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill | Library Design | Scoop.it
4 themes for school libraries in 2014 by by Dr. Valerie Hill. The four areas for the future of School Libraries that Dr. Hill outlines are: Critical Thinking Constructivist Learning Collaboration D...

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:23 PM

Proposta de 4 dimensões prioritárias para as bibliotecas escolares em 2014:

Pensamento Crítico

Aprendizagem Construtivista

Colaboração

Cidadania Digital

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:05 AM

School Libraries of the future

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 2014 3:41 PM

4 themes for 2014  for  school libraries  are critical thinking,, constructivist learning, collaboration and digital citizenship

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Library Design | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.
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Well known american teacher librarias on the practicalities for flipped libraries and some of the tools to help flip!

 

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