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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:38 PM

This is exactly what all libraries need to be thinking about - how can they remain relevant in a rapidly changing society with changing needs? The key is flexibility, imaginative spaces and a willingness to take the Library out of its own "space" to the users too.

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University. Library and Learning Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

University.  Library and Learning Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
The new Library and Learning Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects represents one of seven buildings part of Vienna University of Economics and Business’ new campus.
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Class. New Tech High School and Renovated Apollo High School Designs Revealed ... - WJON News

Class. New Tech High School and Renovated Apollo High School Designs Revealed ... - WJON News | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Design images for a new Tech High School and an updated Apollo High School were presented to the St. Cloud Area School District on Wednesday night.
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Classrooms. Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Classrooms. Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums
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Public. Te Pataka Korero o Te Hau Kapua/Devonport Library. $7.8m library rebuild a hit. New Zealand

Public. Te Pataka Korero o Te Hau Kapua/Devonport Library.  $7.8m library rebuild a hit.  New Zealand | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
A secret door between the children's area and the community meeting room, anti-fight pillow seating squabs and a microchip-activated cat door for elderly tabby Benjamin are unusual - New Zealand Herald...
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Public. Urban Library of the Future / UNStudio - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Public. Urban Library of the Future / UNStudio - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Architecture and Design Magazine for the 21st Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition.
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Public. New Halifax Central Library by schmidt hammer lassen architects

Public. New Halifax Central Library by schmidt hammer lassen architects | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Last December the new Halifax Central Library opened its doors. The design for the 15,000 m⊃2; library was won back in 2010 by Danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen and local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell in an international competition.
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University. Library. Learning Commons as Symbol: the new heart of our communities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

University. Library. Learning Commons as Symbol: the new heart of our communities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Learning Commons as the heart or "connective tissue" that binds a school together. Nice! http://t.co/oAZHxegily #proctorevolves #proctorl2l
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'Modern knowledge spaces are kind of our thing.'

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eSchool News Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons | eSchool News

eSchool News Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons | eSchool News | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
RT @steve_principal: Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons http://t.co/19zm9IGXjC
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Great to see librarians moving in the same direction as their school curricula & pedagogies. Question: how is the collection used in this model?

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The Impact of Classroom Design on Learning (Part 1) - Relational Schools Project

The Impact of Classroom Design on Learning (Part 1) - Relational Schools Project | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Last November RSP Research Director, Robert Loe, attempted to articulate a purer education experience.
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Update: Learned architecture: Australia's best new libraries for 2014

Update: Learned architecture: Australia's best new libraries for 2014 | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
In 2014 we have seen a number of completed library buildings by Australian architects that endeavour to connect students back to the learning community that the library has traditionally inspired. Here are nine ten Australian ...
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Research finds classroom design is more important than school design - The Construction Index

Research finds classroom design is more important than school design - The Construction Index | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
A new study throws light on the impact that classroom design can have on the performance of primary school pupils.
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Pubic. Awesome Modern Library Design Ideas - Innovativeliving.net

Pubic. Awesome Modern Library Design Ideas - Innovativeliving.net | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
New Decoration,Awesome Modern Library Design Ideas: Do you have book collections at home? If so, it must be a great idea for you to build your own library at home and modern library design ideas are widely available for ...
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Classroom design can boost primary pupils' progress by 16%

Classroom design can boost primary pupils' progress by 16% | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Natural light, temperature and good air quality all help create a 'clever classroom'.
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Class. Uni's new lab revolutionises the learning space - BQ Live

Class. Uni's new lab revolutionises the learning space - BQ Live | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Coventry University is today staging a new, innovative teaching and learning facility at its city centre campus this week.
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Public. India Art n Design inditerrain: Of Volumes & Voids - Yogananda Library

Public. India Art n Design inditerrain: Of Volumes & Voids - Yogananda Library | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Built on an area of 2,476.88 sq. m., the four-floor Yognanda library in Solan, Himachal Pradesh is an “intense interconnected volume of voids and solids, connecting the entire building as a large functional plate”, explain the architects at Studio Archohm, who've spent four years on the institutional project.
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The Impact of Classroom Design on Learning (Part 2) - Relational Schools Project

The Impact of Classroom Design on Learning (Part 2) - Relational Schools Project | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
The conversation continued… The design approach of Vittra School in Stockholm appears to be a positive attempt to simulate a ‘micro-village’ of interwoven work and recreational spaces providing a platform for creative and educational adventure.
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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like? | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif.
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Yes.  Good to know that students want places to be creative and to build things, and schools should definitely provide those spaces.  But research and reflection and silent immersion in quality narrative also need experiential spaces.  They are called libraries.  By all means combine them if possible - but not at the expense of the latter.

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Digital Extension National Library of Austria - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Digital Extension National Library of Austria - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Architecture and Design Magazine for the 21st Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition.
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Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.
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Public. Library welcoming teens - KeepMEcurrent.com

Public. Library welcoming teens - KeepMEcurrent.com | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Half a dozen teenagers were strewn on couches and the floor in Walker Memorial Library recently, browsing laptops and playing games on tablets.
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School. Virtual Tour of the Learning Commons

Let Joanne Marie Babalis guide you through a virtual tour of the Learning Commons at Anne Frank Public School. This video showcases the first stage of the li...
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A vibrant colourful warm space - especially when seen against the outside snow.  Who wouldn't want to be in here creating stuff?

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School. 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

School. 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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Public. State-of-the-art Helsinki library to showcase wooden architecture - YLE News

Public.  State-of-the-art Helsinki library to showcase wooden architecture - YLE News | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Helsinki has decided to build its first major city-centre library, an ambitious plan with an estimated price tag of nearly 100 million euros.
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Creating agile learning spaces

A practical overview of how we've reimagined learning spaces at Shekou International School. Find us at www.sis-shekou.org/innovation or via the Twitter hash...
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Public. Fun, Tech & Architecture - Norfolk Library Breaks The Mold

This library breaks the mold! The Slover library is the most technologically advanced library in the U.S.A. according to Mayor Paul D. Fraim as of the time o...
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