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A Tool For Finding Free Vectors, Stock Photos And PSD Files!

A Tool For Finding Free Vectors, Stock Photos And PSD Files! | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
Time is one of the most important elements of life that we have or, better said, don’t have enough of. That means that any tool that has the function of reducing your workload should be considered a blessing.

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jm gif's curator insight, April 25, 2013 4:58 AM

Very usefull! reduce the time of your workload.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:56 PM

There is always a need to find images to add to your blog posts ... what a resource this is, with MILLIONS of free photos and vector files.

Sarah Tucker's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:37 AM

Fabulous, concise artilcle on sourcing free images for e-learning design

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Our 21st Century Learning Commons Journey begins….

Our 21st Century Learning Commons Journey begins…. | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
Forest Hills School Library Learning Commons Project (Phase one)  The Forest Hills School middle level library space is being  transformed “into a vibrant learning commons – the 21st Ce...

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A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR

A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
Imagine a library without books — only computers and gadgets. That's the vision of one Texas county that plans to launch a digital-only public library. Despite the project's cost-efficiency, one librarian argues that the plan may be too ambitious.
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Academic Libraries | American Library Association

Academic Libraries | American Library Association | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
Academic librarians continued to navigate a “new normal,” characterized by stagnating budgets, unsustainable costs, increased student enrollments, and reduced staff, and the pressure on higher education to demonstrate value took on new urgency and...

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Clicks & Bricks: When digital, learning and physical space meet - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Clicks & Bricks: When digital, learning and physical space meet - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
School buildings as influencers of future practice, not responsive to existing practice Digital land knows no boundaries of space, time or geography.
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A. Stott's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:38 PM

Another Ewan McIntosh presentation to get us thinking about learning and the potential of a Learning Commons.

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Howard-Tilton Learning Commons

Take a look around the new Learning Commons at Tulane University, where students enjoy cozy furnishings, internet access and gourmet coffee all within the co...
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A new Learning Commons and Library: the heart of academics

A new Learning Commons and Library: the heart of academics...
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Learning Commons in BC

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A. Stott's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:40 PM

A BC perpective and gives us an idea of what a Learning Commons could be. Remember that this is a university perspective. 

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

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it

Five design considerations that you shouldn’t overlook when planning your dream school library

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A. Stott's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:43 PM

5 things to think about....

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Open learning spaces: What place the library?

Open learning spaces: What place the library? | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it

Chris Bradbeer from Stonefields School in Auckland reflects on the place and role of a library at a school that has embraced the open learning spaces model of integrated learning hubs. 

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21st Century School Library Design

This short video gives an overview of some the areas to consider when redesigning the school library for use by 21st century learners. Emphasis on the needs and considerations of Net Generation students.
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School Design. Modus Studio | Green Forest Middle School | arthitectural.com

School Design. Modus Studio | Green Forest Middle School | arthitectural.com | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it

The sustainable design is resolved through the use of economical and intelligent materials combined to enrich the existing campus through the interaction of people, space, form, and color—both internally and externally.


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Book Art and Libraries

Book Art and Libraries | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
Get inspired with these places and spaces from around the world.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:24 PM

Libraries and art do so go together!!!

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 9, 2013 9:02 AM

Model creativity in the learning Commons and design opportunities for students to create.

Creativity sparks interest, imagination, curiosity, inspiration, play, experimentation,innovation and back to creativity....

Robin Jordan's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:13 PM

Love it! I've also seen stairs painted as spines and book shelves build that say things like "READ". It's so awesome!

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Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools -- THE Journal

Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools -- THE Journal | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
Thoughtfully designed learning environments can help students work together more effectively.
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A. Stott's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:31 PM

This is a great article to start off with.  A quick scan will give an idea of the things we can be thinking about in thinking about the redesign of the library space.  What do we NEED?  What would be nice?  What do we want our current space to be used for and to look like?

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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 | School Library Design Planning | 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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Signs and Information Commons at Atkins Library

This video examines current signage at the Information Commons service desks at UNC Charlotte's Atkins Library. Taking a cue from the Apple Store's Genius Ba...
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Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (Final)

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, due to open at the beginning of the 2012/13 academic year, is a collaboration between partners across the University of Ma...
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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community.
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ALA Image Gallery : Library Interior Design Award : IIDA | Library learning spaces

ALA Image Gallery : Library Interior Design Award : IIDA | Library learning spaces | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it

Be inspired by these award winning library designs from across a range of sectors.

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School Library | Whole Building Design Guide

School Library | Whole Building Design Guide | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it

Excellent gateway to resources and guidelines for building school libraries.

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Inspiring library design - YouTube

Inspiring library design - YouTube | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it

The three finalists of the SLA Library Design Award 2011 sponsored by Demco Interiors talk here about the importance of good school library design in engaging students.

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CrownHeights.info » New Children’s Library Keeps Young Boy’s Light Burning

CrownHeights.info » New Children’s Library Keeps Young Boy’s Light Burning | School Library Design Planning | Scoop.it
CrownHeights.info community website covers breaking and current news from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, United States and Jewish, Chabad Lubavitch from around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, detailed analysis and in-depth reporting.
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