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Library as a Third Place - NYLA 2008

  1. 1. Library as a "Third Place"   NYLA Annual Conference November 7, 2008 Arezoo Moseni The New York Public Library [email_address] Terry Kirchner Columbia University Libraries [email_address]
  2. 2. Goals <ul><li>To better understand libraries as “third place” </li></ul><ul><li>To show examples of “third places” created at NYPL and Columbia University </li></ul>
  3. 3. “Third Place” <ul><li>Ray Oldenburg (1989) </li></ul><ul><li>The great good place: Cafes, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts, and how they get you through the day . </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1 st place = home
  5. 5. 2 nd place = work
  6. 6. 3 rd place = welcoming ‘other’ space
  7. 7. 3 rd place characteristics <ul><li>Distinct from home or work—neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Liberating & “free” space </li></ul><ul><li>Destinations of choice </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages people to stay & to return </li></ul>
  8. 8. Library as a “Third Place” <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Space </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Art
  10. 10. Exhibition Area Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037
  11. 11. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture General Research Reading Area
  12. 12. Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Portrait of a Young Reader A dramatic depiction of a young person’s DNA sequence
  13. 13. Bronx Library Center Children Area
  14. 14. Melrose Branch, 910 Morris Avenue , Bronx, NY 10451 Teens Area
  15. 15. Melrose Branch Toddlers Area
  16. 16. Jerome Park Branch, 118 Eames Place , Bronx, NY 10468 Interactive Learning
  17. 17. Morris Park Branch, 985 Morris Park Avenue , Bronx, 10462 Toddlers Lounge
  18. 18. Riverdale Branch , 5540 Mosholu Avenue , Bronx, NY 10471
  19. 19. South Beach Branch, 21-25 Robin Road, Staten Island, NY 10305
  20. 20. Jerome Park Branch The Mobiles
  21. 22. Design Color Furniture Light
  22. 23. Clason’s Point Branch, 1215 Morrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472 Toddlers and Children Area
  23. 24. Riverdale Branch Toddlers Area
  24. 25. Mulberry Street Branch , 10 Jersey Street , New York, NY 10012 Toddlers Area
  25. 26. Hamilton Fish Branch , 415 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002 Picture Books Seating
  26. 27. Van Nest Branch, 2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 Story Steps
  27. 28. Aguilar Branch, 174 East 110th Street, New York, NY 10029 Children Area
  28. 29. Bloomingdale Branch, 150 West 100th Street, New York, NY 10025 Children Lounge
  29. 30. Fort Washington Branch, 535 West 179th Street, New York, NY10033 Children Area
  30. 31. Fort Washington Branch Lampshades
  31. 32. Aguilar Branch Teens Lounge after renovation
  32. 33. Teen Central Teen Message Center Hamilton Fish Branch, 415 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002-1197 Teen Lounge
  33. 34. St. George Library Center , 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Teen Area
  34. 35. Jerome Park Branch Teen Lounge and Graphic Novels
  35. 36. Muhlenberg Branch, 209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011 Teens Area
  36. 37. Parkchester Branch, 1985 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 Adults Lounge
  37. 38. Tremont Branch, 1866 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 Adults Lounge
  38. 39. Riverdale Branch Adults Area
  39. 40. Belmont Branch, 610 E. 186th Street, Bronx, NY 10458 New Lights in the Atrium Previous lighting
  40. 41. Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
  41. 42. Bronx Library Center Reference Area
  42. 43. Technology / Web 2.0 Classrooms Computers Digital Projects Virtual Space
  43. 44. Humanities and Social Sciences Library 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2788 South Court Classrooms
  44. 45. Science, Industry and Business Library Classroom Laptop Docking Area
  45. 46. Fort Washington Branch Adults Computes
  46. 47. Francis Martin Branch, 2150 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 Adults Computers
  47. 48. Aguilar Branch Teens Computers Before renovation Computer table wire management
  48. 49. Morris Park Branch, 985 Morris Park Avenue , Bronx, 10462 Teen Computers
  49. 50. Clason’s Point Branch, 1215 Morrison Avenue, Bronx 10472 Teens Information Desk, Computers and Self Check Out
  50. 51. Morris Park Branch, 985 Morris Park Avenue , Bronx, 10462 Children Computes
  51. 52. Aguilar Branch Children Computers
  52. 53. Bronx Library Center Children Computers
  53. 54. Hamilton Fish Branch Children Computers
  54. 55. Science, Industry and Business Library Business Information Wall
  55. 61. Outdoor Space
  56. 62. 58 th Street Branch, 127 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022-1211
  57. 63. Riverdale Branch, 5540 Mosholu Avenue , Bronx, NY 10471
  58. 65. Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 Selis Reading Room Reading Terrace
  59. 66. Great Kills Branch, 56 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308 23 September 1954 Glass vestibule under construction
  60. 67. Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498 Drama Film Dance Reference Desk and Reading Area
  61. 68. Belmont Branch Home to the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center Collection
  62. 69.   Entertainment
  63. 70. Humanities and Social Sciences Library South Court Auditorium Uncle Tom’s Cabin Reconsidered: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates & Margo Jefferson. Moderated by Thelma Golden
  64. 72. Humanities and Social Sciences Library South Court Theater
  65. 73. Clason’s Point Branch Community Room
  66. 74. Eastchester Branch, 1385 East Gun Hill Road , Bronx 10469 Community Room Before renovation
  67. 75. Riverdale Branch Community Room
  68. 76. Van Nest Branch Community Room
  69. 77. <ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Do-it-yourself </li></ul>“ Relational Aesthetics” Nicolas Bourriaud Relational Aesthetics (1998/english version 2002) and Postproduction (2001) “ A set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space.&quot; <ul><li>Freedom to explore opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination to initiate new possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with communities </li></ul>
  70. 82. Butler Library Lobby
  71. 84. Lounge as “Third Place”
  72. 88. Business Library - Before
  73. 89. Group rooms along perimeter wall Inside group room Business Library - After
  74. 90. Geology Library - Before
  75. 92. Geology Lib. - After
  76. 96. Library as a “Third Place” Credits <ul><li>David Aaron </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Bielskas </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Brody Bond </li></ul><ul><li>Dattner Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Marzena Ermler </li></ul><ul><li>Regina Golia </li></ul><ul><li>Diana lacshatanere </li></ul>Anne Lehman Laini Madhubuti Mark McClusky Jonathan Pace Jennifer Rutner Noel Ruiz Edward Walker
  77. 97. Humanities and Social Sciences Library

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