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Shortlist - Library Design Awards | Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Library Design Awards 2017. The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments. 


The shortlist in each category is: 

School libraries All Hallows’ School, Potter Library Carey Baptist Grammar School, Information Resource Centre St Andrew's Anglican College Learning Hub St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Hanly Learning Centre St Stephen's School Junior School Library - Duncraig Campus 


Public libraries Bayside Council - Rockdale Library Brimbank Libraries - Sunshine Library City of Perth Library City of Rockingham Geelong Library & Heritage Centre Moreton Bay Council Success Public Library Woollahra Library 


Academic libraries John Phillips Library, Western Sydney University, Penrith Campus Reid Library, University of Western Australia 


Special libraries Arup Barwon Health Library 



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Australian Library Design Awards Conference 2017 | Australian Library and Information Association

The Library Design Award winners will be announced at the library design conference, to be held on Monday 19 June 2017, at Library at the Dock. 

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Active Learning Environments: Learning Commons, Maker Space, & Design Thinking | Graduate Programs in Education | Werklund School of Education | University of Calgary

Active Learning Environments: Learning Commons, Maker Space, & Design Thinking | Graduate Programs in Education | Werklund School of Education | University of Calgary | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
In an Information Age and a Knowledge Era, libraries, along with educational institutions, have transformed the relationship they have with each other. Libraries are no longer spaces for storage of, or access to, volumes of information or for providing quiet spaces for students. Given access to information through the Internet and personal digital devices, the space and role of the school's library has had to re-invent or re-image itself to better respond to the learning needs within contemporary education.
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Carey Baptist Grammar School's new Library Learning Space

Carey Baptist Grammar School's new Library Learning Space | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it

Anne Whisken: 'The clip on this space includes photos and descriptions of my new Library Learning Space - the fulfillment of five years of research, building and creating to provide a space that contains all that we value in traditional library spaces and collections and takes it to a whole new level of interaction for 21st century learning.'

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School. Class. The future of learning spaces is open ended - eSchool News

School. Class. The future of learning spaces is open ended - eSchool News | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Collaboration and creation do not lend themselves to rows of desks. What is the future of learning spaces?
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School. SLAV Conference: It's a digital world (with images, tweets) · camillaelliott

The School Library Assoc of Victoria held this major conference at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Friday 7 August. The views and advice of Politician and Principal keynote speakers set the tone for realising the need for innovation, flexibility and knowing your activity data as a library leader.
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21st Century Classroom Design

This video contains examples of high-performance learning environments to begin the discussion of what the future facilities might look for Urbana City Schools.
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How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom
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Mischievous but funny

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yinchuan's museum of contemporary art reflects the flow of china's yellow river - Designboom

yinchuan's museum of contemporary art reflects the flow of china's yellow river - Designboom | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
forming part of a new arts complex in northern china, we architech anonymous (waa) has completed yinchuan’s museum of contemporary art (MOCA).
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Class. Six Tips For Classroom Design That Supports Learning, Builds Culture and Impresses the Front Office – TeacherPop

Class. Six Tips For Classroom Design That Supports Learning, Builds Culture and Impresses the Front Office – TeacherPop | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
For the next nine months, your classroom will be you and your students’  home, makers space, and learning lab. The place where all the magic happens. For some, it’ll also be their refuge—even if, at times, they’ll act like it’s their prison.
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5 Classroom Design Tips for Effective Technology Use | Educational technology | Learn2Earn

5 Classroom Design Tips for Effective Technology Use | Educational technology | Learn2Earn | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
5 Classroom Design Tips for Effective Technology Use http://t.co/kcgd2Ll9OG
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Michelle Ha Tucker - Library Innovation by Design

As the role of the library shifts beyond simply being an access and lending institution to providing a venue and platform for learning, innovation and creativity, ...
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Design thinking is an approach rather than a process

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National Bookshop Day

National Bookshop Day | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Join the celebrations on Saturday 8th August 2015 at your local bookshop.
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#nationalbookshopday Great bookship ideas for book displays in libraries

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Library Design Awards 2017 | Australian Library and Information Association 33 nominations

INAUGURAL AWARDS 2017 will see the presentation of the first ever Library Design Awards. The shortlist is here, with the winners announced at the ALIA Library Design Conference at Library at the Dock, Melbourne, on Monday 19 June. 

SCROLL THROUGH THE NOMINATIONS

 In our gallery, you can find 33 new and refurbished libraries from across Australia, from Perth to Sydney. The nominations include inspirational and achievable examples of modern exteriors and interiors for school, public, academic and special libraries.

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Transition to Learning Commons | Design Thinking, Inquiry and Makerspaces

Transition to Learning Commons | Design Thinking, Inquiry and Makerspaces | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
A traditional library space may be thought of as quiet and standard in it's layout. A Library Learning Commons is a flexible learning area that is often bustlin | Desig
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Learning Commons construction on schedule

Learning Commons construction on schedule | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
By Vin Gallo As the sweet, warm gales of spring blow against the hollow shell of Babson Library, the roar of cranes and construction machines can be heard across central campus. Slender white rods have appeared on the facing of the building, signifying the preparation of window installment. It will not be long before the…
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Gorgeous Primary School Library. Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects

Gorgeous Primary School Library. Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
The lovely library you're about to see right now is called the Poplar Library and it was designed by Sako Architects especially for children.
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, September 3, 2015 6:44 PM

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

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School. Class. Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 To get girls more interested in computer science ... - EurekAlert (press release)

School. Class. Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 To get girls more interested in computer science ... - EurekAlert (press release) | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
A new University of Washington study found that three times as many female high school students were interested in enrolling in a computer science class if the classroom was designed to be less 'geeky' and more inviting.
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School. University. Public. The fall of the Library Fortress. Great article

School. University. Public. The fall of the Library Fortress.  Great article | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder - Ralph W. Sockman Some months back I attended Nordic Library Meeting in Stockholm. It's a forum for directors at the universi...
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Daniel Christian's curator insight, August 13, 2015 10:04 AM

As originally Scooped by @Anne Whisken; I appreciate the points the author makes re: setting up a space where it's not "us" and "them" -- also appreciated his discussion of the Apple Stores and how that might work in a library space.

Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 13, 2015 10:55 PM

I like the observation that no matter what the desk looks like, the most important thing about a library desk is who staffs it!

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Memphis Library invests nearly $2M to create learning lab for teens - MyFox Memphis

Memphis Library invests nearly $2M to create learning lab for teens - MyFox Memphis | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Nearly $2 million in private funds will give Memphis teens a chance to get their hands on technology.
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The 10 Most Gorgeous Private Libraries in the D.C. Area - Curbed DC

The 10 Most Gorgeous Private Libraries in the D.C. Area - Curbed DC | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
The peaceful silence, the smell of an old book, the comfort of being alone—a library can be the perfect escape from the noise and high energy of the city. In...
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Just for nostalgia :-)

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Public. Dokk1 – Scandinavia’s largest library opens in Aarhus, Denmark

Public. Dokk1 – Scandinavia’s largest library opens in Aarhus, Denmark | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Dokk1, the largest public library in the Nordic countries by schmidt hammer lassen architects opened its doors to the public on June 20. Located in Aarhus, Denmark the new building represents a new generation of modern, hybrid libraries.
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Το Ώρχους (δανικά: Aarhus ή Århus) είναι η δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη πόλη της Δανίας.  Ο Δήμος του Ώρχους έχει περίπου 330 χιλιάδες κατοίκους και η μητροπολιτική περιοχή του Ώρχους περίπου 1,3 εκατομμύρια κατοίκους. Μοιάζει σε πολλά πράγματα με την Θεσσαλονίκη, ας πούμε στο Ώρχους βρίσκεται το μεγαλύτερο πανεπιστήμιο της Σκανδιναβίας. 

Στις βιβλιοθήκες όμως δεν μοιάζουμε !



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Class. K-12 SCHOOL SECTOR GIANTS: To succeed, school design must replicate real-world environments

Class. K-12 SCHOOL SECTOR GIANTS: To succeed, school design must replicate real-world environments | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
When Intrinsic School, a 60,000-sf public charter school, opened last August, it represented a first for Chicago: a school designed from the ground up to blend instruction, collaboration, and technolo...
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Learning Spaces: Campfires, Watering Holes, Holodecks?

Learning Spaces: Campfires, Watering Holes, Holodecks? | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Our workplace has been in the midst of great change recently. Walls have been knocked down, furniture has been culled and storage systems replaced. The result is a huge space, which has brought man...
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Great coverage and explanation.  

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liz deskins's curator insight, August 11, 2015 9:06 AM

Some good questions posted here. Mine is:  is it enough to change the room if the teaching does not reflect it?

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Bundoora's La Trobe University unveils The Learning Commons - Herald Sun

Bundoora's La Trobe University unveils The Learning Commons - Herald Sun | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
LA TROBE University has given the first of its major facility renovations a little TLC.
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