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Articles | Library Design Part 1, School Designer

Articles | Library Design Part 1, School Designer | Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian | Scoop.it

Sure, school libraries are about books and reference materials and research. But they're about so much more, as these examples show in the first of a two-part series.

It doesn't matter if they're for elementary, middle, or high school students, libraries have to do so much more than provide reference materials and a place to conduct research. Their design has to beckon students and, once inside, students have to be comfortable and do their work in a contemporary environment, complete with access to the internet. Take a look at how these four designs accomplish all of the above.


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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian | Scoop.it
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
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State of America's Libraries Report 2012 | American Library Association

State of America's Libraries Report 2012 | American Library Association | Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian | Scoop.it
Libraries continue to transform lives, despite the challenges they faced in 2011. Patron demand for ebooks increased just as publishers decided to limit sales to libraries or increase the price dramatically.
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Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism

Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism | Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian | Scoop.it
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