The library construction projects completed between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, seem to have found common purpose around a common theme: community. As such, many of the 16 academic projects and 84 public library capital efforts find themselves at the center of their respective neighborhoods. Whether large or small, on an expansive budget or a shoestring, these facilities strengthen ties among their constituencies and between learning and entertainment.
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) honored the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards at ALA’s annual conference held in Las Vegas in June. Over 200 entries were reviewed, and many of this year’s 19 winners have a vibrant and functional design that takes into consideration that libraries are more than ever a gathering space for their community.
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Because libraries are not just about the books but rather the experience of reading a book, being inspired and of course, going places - I once read a quote and it said "To far away places and long ago times, that's where I can go with a book in my hand" and it has stayed with me through the years.
Study spaces at the new Mary Idema Pew Library on the main campus of Grand Valley State University were designed around students' habits. The design team from SHW Group observed the way students used the campus' Zumberge Library. Its findings influenced the design of all areas, from seating and …
The topic of this gallery is Library signs, that with their tasteful but by no means understated designs reminds one of the contemplation that takes place in those locations and their serene atmosphere.
As I got ready to tour the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, last spring, as part of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) meeting held nearby, the buzz about the newly unveiled building had reached such a level that I expected to find it, however cool, overhyped. It wasn’t. It was exactly the right amount of hyped. “Every corner of the Hunt Library is designed to be memorable and stunning,” the library’s vision claims. Grandiose as that might sound, those corners deliver.
A collection of papers written by Junko Yokata who is an authority on print vs digital for children. Recognising good apps, how to use them etc. - important reading for any librarian who works with children.
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.
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