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Designing Libraries - Henrietta Barnett School

The Henrietta Barnett School is a state grammar school for girls located in the Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area of North London.
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How design can improve education

How design can improve education | Library Design | Scoop.it
Singapore was designated a Unesco Creative City of Design in December last year and the newly launched Design 2025 Masterplan aims to make design a part of everyday living and working. Even as we grapple with how to make our education system more effective, less stressful and more equitable, I would like to suggest the use of design thinking to help educators come up with better solutions to pressing educational issues at the ground and national levels.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Knowledge at Your Fingertips | Shiplake College

Knowledge at Your Fingertips | Shiplake College | Library Design | Scoop.it

The John Turner Building has been home to a hive of activity for just over a year, since its inception in September 2014. Home to Music, Art and Photography, there is an air of creativity and excitement about the place.

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Ashburnham Community School library - Give A Book

Ashburnham Community School library - Give A Book | Library Design | Scoop.it
Ashburnham Community School library Earlier this year we were put in touch with Ashburnham Community Primary School. We met Clare Taylor, Senior Teacher, who said that the one thing that would really transform the life of the school would be to have a library. Clare told us that Reading for Pleasure was something that they were working really hard to imbed within the curriculum. They were on a rapid journey to move from ‘Requiring Improvement’ to ‘Outstanding’, but wanted to give something to the children for all the hard work that they were putting into their learning. For space they had a bit of corridor, for books just a few old and uninviting ones. Thanks to our brilliant supporters we were able to help not only build a new library through wonderful FG Library, to restock the non-fiction library thanks to Jubilee Books, but also introduced the school to their local Schools Library Service to help organise the books they had. (Photos by Gareth Bevan Photography for Beanstalk.) Clare said: The library is now a haven that the children thoroughly enjoy using. The children are now able to sit with friends and enjoy reading. They also look forward to visiting now and want to show visitors to it. So here we introduce to the world the new Ash Library, the beating heart of a now Outstanding school. The new library is an inviting place for all the children and a wonderful space for small groups to read together. The ‘snuggle pod’ is a particular favourite of the children, as they love cozying up in their with a friend and a book. Amanda Douglas. Y4 teacher The new library is a breath of fresh air for our school! It …
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2015 Library Design Showcase | American Libraries Magazine

2015 Library Design Showcase | American Libraries Magazine | Library Design | Scoop.it
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Designing Libraries - Fiction library for primary school

Designing Libraries - Fiction library for primary school | Library Design | Scoop.it
Courthouse Green Primary School in Coventry has a brand-new key stage 2 fiction library - a bright, colourful, comfortable space in which to read.
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How important are libraries in elementary schools?

It’s no secret that when funding goes for a elementary school, one of the first affected areas is the school library. A school with a dedicated library could end up with only a shelf in a classroom. A
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30 minute discussion on school libraries - specifically in Chicago and US - but relevant here too

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Designing Learning Spaces For Student Engagement

The journey of change of the physical and virtual spaces in the Mount Alvernia iCentre
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Really useful look at moving to a modern learning space from a more traditional model.

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Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News

Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News | Library Design | Scoop.it
Physical learning spaces have a big impact on student achievement and engagement--learn how to implement best practices for classroom design.
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This is about learning spaces but much of this also is relevant for library design...

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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | Library Design | Scoop.it

Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?


Via Karen Bonanno
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Useful definition and some good references for further reading

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2014 5:14 AM

Useful definition and some good references to follow up

katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:21 AM

This is something I need to get my head around...

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Designing Libraries - The Learning Centre

Designing Libraries - The Learning Centre | Library Design | Scoop.it
The Learning Centre, 236 - 250 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PP
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Interesting pictures here

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Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #inf536 - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #inf536 - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Library Design | Scoop.it
When most people find out that they are in line to create a new physical or virtual environment for their school, few have really driven deep into what the research says, and how it might pan out in practice. And, with deadlines in place, and architects producing their "masterplans" based on what they have been able to squeeze out of...
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Designing Libraries - School library is a star

Designing Libraries - School library is a star | Library Design | Scoop.it
Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford has revitalised an underused area of the school

and created a light and airy library for staff and students.
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A new school library - hurrah!

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Designing Libraries - An innovative library space for kids

Designing Libraries - An innovative library space for kids | Library Design | Scoop.it
Biblo Tøyen, one of Oslo Public Library’s newest additions, is breaking and changing all the library rules!
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Designing Libraries - Designing libraries & learning centres for good acoustics

Designing Libraries - Designing libraries & learning centres for good acoustics | Library Design | Scoop.it
Expert guidance on planning multi-use spaces in libraries where noise levels, privacy and effective communication are all important considerations.
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SLA - Publication Detail

SLA - Publication Detail | Library Design | Scoop.it
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A new publication from SLA - practical and packed full of information!

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Estudio Beldarrain extends Spanish library with railway sleepers

Estudio Beldarrain extends Spanish library with railway sleepers | Library Design | Scoop.it
Railway sleepers form the walls of this extension to a library in Azkoitia, Spain, which is located at the town's former railway station.
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What a great idea...

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Students stand to lose much more than books with school library cuts

Students stand to lose much more than books with school library cuts | Library Design | Scoop.it

With spring has come the return of an all-too-familiar ritual: the tightening of a fiscal belt triggering the downward swing of an axe into our school libraries.


Via Karen Bonanno
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Too true!!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 7, 2015 12:16 PM

My heart hurts to think that America is getting rid of their school libraries and school librarians. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 8, 2015 12:01 PM

Helping to explain what we do....

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Towcester Library, Moat Lane | Demco Interiors - Inspiring Library Design

Towcester Library, Moat Lane | Demco Interiors - Inspiring Library Design | Library Design | Scoop.it
The new community building, The Forum community building is home to Northamptonshire CC Library Plus and Registration Services
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Designing Libraries - New library opens in Milton Keynes

Designing Libraries - New library opens in Milton Keynes | Library Design | Scoop.it
Kingston Library, Milton Keynes, has relocated and officially opened in a purpose-built new building in the heart of the Kingston Centre shopping area.
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Must pop in!

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | Library Design | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.
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5 points towards a more sustainable library | CILIP

5 points towards a more sustainable library | CILIP | Library Design | Scoop.it
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Yes - all vital points to consider.

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Pop-up reading zones inspire new curriculum fun - Innovate My School

Pop-up reading zones inspire new curriculum fun - Innovate My School | Library Design | Scoop.it
Teachers are able to offer their pupils a vast array of learning technologies, but with videos, 3D and augmented reality, how can they go about ensuring a real interest in reading. Eden Learning Spaces has found that a child’s environment is vital to this issue.
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Bit of a advert but the idea is good...

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Designing Libraries - The new learning commons: creating distinctive student-centric environments

Designing Libraries - The new learning commons: creating distinctive student-centric environments | Library Design | Scoop.it
An award-winning building on Australia's Gold Coast is home to Griffith University Learning Commons, offering students a choice of formal and informal learning spaces.
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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out'

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | Library Design | Scoop.it
New library learning labs envisioned as spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it.
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Add Your Insight... What teens need...
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