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Design My Library Space    Computers in Libraries 2013           Workshop Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project
Things We Will Discover Main Themes around Engagement Design Concepts Interactive Technology Fab Labs & Maker Spaces ...
Virtual Tour
Building a Public ValueLibraries can no longer be just about “books”; insteadthey must position themselves as community an...
What Does Your Community AskFor? Study Rooms / Homework Area Open Areas Tech (Computers) Business Centers MakerSpaces...
EngagementYour new space must allow for the ability for patronsAND staff to engage with each other and the space.
Libraries Have To Be Engaging Encourage Creativity and Invention Allow Discovery Increase Collaboration Generate Inter...
Creation and Inventions
Discovery
Collaboration
Interaction
Innovation
Libraries need to find ways to engage theirpatrons…a redesign of your library is one way toaccomplish this.
Key Design Concepts Adding Color Art Have Open Areas Furniture Modularity
Adding Color White = Boring   Inherently teens/kids are in white schools. How do    they see your library? Parks are ty...
Art Have patrons create the art   Donate it to the library   Mix it up as often as you like. There is no cost.
Open Areas Open Space !  Seating  Tables  Multi Functional Areas Less Closed Rooms  Activity Rooms, Meeting Rooms, etc
Furniture Fun Colors
Modularity Allows you to always change your environment Put things on wheels   Desks   …No Need For Shelves To Be On W...
Collection Concepts Rotating Collection   Provides an “always new” environment Child Friendly Shelves   Bin style shel...
Workflow Concepts Self Check Out Units   Even children are highly receptive to the ability to    do things on their own ...
Interactive Technology Fill The Space With Fun Interactive             TechnologyAllow People to CHECK THINGS out
Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball)People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
Kurio Tablet …. MSRP: $150Cheap TabletLocked DownSecure
Sifteo Cubes …. MSRP: $130-$200Interactive Touch CubesNew Learning Game, Spell, Sort, and more!
Lego WeDo’s …. Msrp $130Simple, Drag and Drop GUI Based ProgramThere is a nation wide Lego Robotics ContestSoftware: $90.00
Lego Mindstorm …. MSRP $300More Advance ProgrammingThere is a nation wide Lego Robotics ContestSoftware: $80.00
Gaming StationsWheeling and Dealing Game Stations!
A redesign for a public library          http://tinyurl.com/Evolve-See a virtual tour atVirtualTour
I Have All This Tech…Now What  Your environment can have all the best tech toys  and cool fablabs but it could still fall ...
Staff Communication Get Them Involved In Your Library   Tech   Books   Stories Get “resident” experts   Cooking   C...
Engagement Ideas Ask these things out of the blue. Books   Ask them their thoughts   Suggestions for collection   Rec...
Ways To Engage Your Space  This Can Also Be Used To Promote                Space
Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball)People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
Ubisoft Laser TagScore Keeping, Board Projecting Score Board, Laser Tag Game!Discover New Places In Libraries Through Obje...
Miniature GolfPurchase Cheap Plastic and Foam to setup Paths and fairways with felt.Have it throughout the library, engage...
Zombie MovieFilm A Zombie Movie (Cameras and some Face Paint for Your Library)
Mystery Grab BagPlace books into color themed bags. Barcode number written outside of bag.Allow patrons to check out and t...
Other Cool Activities Library Lockin   Play Games, Watch Movies, Etc. Teddy Bear Lockin   Children drop off their stuf...
Fab Labs and Maker Spaces
Evolve: A Library Playground Fab Lab / “Hackerspace”   A location where people with common interests    (usually in comp...
Types of Maker Spaces Collaborative Areas (Either Network Based or In A  Room) Learning Labs or Training Centers Provid...
Multimedia Room Room Set Up Features:  Clickers    Allows for jeopardy style gaming  Smart Board (interactive white bo...
Promotion
Teasers          http://youtu.be/gFaXvkrd-
Video MarketingChard Mairn, Librarian/Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College started aviral media marketing tools. Pu...
Social Media
Funding
Sell Your Idea
Twitter Use Twitter to ask vendors or product manufacturers for help
Crowd Source Funding
Donations and Grants Ask for donations to the project   Name Rooms after Business who sponsor parts of   renovation Gra...
Volunteers Ask People To Help Build Area  Manual Labor    Paint    Move Furniture    Set Up Computers or Furniture
Contact Me    Brian Pichman   @bpichman   815.534.0403   bpichman@evolveproject.orgOther Sessions at CIL:Sunday 04-07-2...
Design My Library Space
Design My Library Space
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Design My Library Space
Design My Library Space
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This interactive workshop shares what libraries have done to renovate their spaces and participants are expected to share their experiences. It discusses the reasons to renovate and change, different innovative methods to do such things, uses statistics and facts about why and how changing and renovating spaces can improve the collection including the forward facing books shelves, remapping layouts/moving furniture, the need for sitting, and the need for fab labs or hacker spaces. Bring photos of your library and help us brainstorm ways to improve and change our structures, hopefully all at low costs!

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Design My Library Space

  1. 1. Design My Library Space Computers in Libraries 2013 Workshop Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project
  2. 2. Things We Will Discover Main Themes around Engagement Design Concepts Interactive Technology Fab Labs & Maker Spaces Promotion of New Space Funding
  3. 3. Virtual Tour
  4. 4. Building a Public ValueLibraries can no longer be just about “books”; insteadthey must position themselves as community anchors;providing for general needs as well as the endlesslearning possibilities.
  5. 5. What Does Your Community AskFor? Study Rooms / Homework Area Open Areas Tech (Computers) Business Centers MakerSpaces ?Others?What do these things have in common?
  6. 6. EngagementYour new space must allow for the ability for patronsAND staff to engage with each other and the space.
  7. 7. Libraries Have To Be Engaging Encourage Creativity and Invention Allow Discovery Increase Collaboration Generate Interaction Foster Innovation
  8. 8. Creation and Inventions
  9. 9. Discovery
  10. 10. Collaboration
  11. 11. Interaction
  12. 12. Innovation
  13. 13. Libraries need to find ways to engage theirpatrons…a redesign of your library is one way toaccomplish this.
  14. 14. Key Design Concepts Adding Color Art Have Open Areas Furniture Modularity
  15. 15. Adding Color White = Boring  Inherently teens/kids are in white schools. How do they see your library? Parks are typically colorful Painting walls is an inexpensive redesign Use Fun Colors  Be Bold!  Children Areas should use bright attractive areas.
  16. 16. Art Have patrons create the art  Donate it to the library  Mix it up as often as you like. There is no cost.
  17. 17. Open Areas Open Space !  Seating  Tables  Multi Functional Areas Less Closed Rooms  Activity Rooms, Meeting Rooms, etc
  18. 18. Furniture Fun Colors
  19. 19. Modularity Allows you to always change your environment Put things on wheels  Desks  …No Need For Shelves To Be On Wheels Don’t fasten furniture to floor…  no one will be stealing a desk
  20. 20. Collection Concepts Rotating Collection  Provides an “always new” environment Child Friendly Shelves  Bin style shelving, so children can “flip” through books Props to show collection (not books) Interactive Book Ends  Allow children to find, discover, and hear reviews of books, all via a touch screen computer mounted at the end of a the shelf Merging Easy Readers with Junior Books  Most children have to go back and forth between the sections finding the books they like. Not many other libraries separate like this. We can still maintain the J and
  21. 21. Workflow Concepts Self Check Out Units  Even children are highly receptive to the ability to do things on their own and utilize technology Mobile Check Out / Catalog Units  Allow people to use an iPad to either search or check out material Standing “Help Desk”  Have one or two people at a single circulation desk  The rest are out on the floor to offer suggestions, help, and guidance Head of department should be in an accessible area so children can interact comfortably
  22. 22. Interactive Technology Fill The Space With Fun Interactive TechnologyAllow People to CHECK THINGS out
  23. 23. Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball)People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
  24. 24. Kurio Tablet …. MSRP: $150Cheap TabletLocked DownSecure
  25. 25. Sifteo Cubes …. MSRP: $130-$200Interactive Touch CubesNew Learning Game, Spell, Sort, and more!
  26. 26. Lego WeDo’s …. Msrp $130Simple, Drag and Drop GUI Based ProgramThere is a nation wide Lego Robotics ContestSoftware: $90.00
  27. 27. Lego Mindstorm …. MSRP $300More Advance ProgrammingThere is a nation wide Lego Robotics ContestSoftware: $80.00
  28. 28. Gaming StationsWheeling and Dealing Game Stations!
  29. 29. A redesign for a public library http://tinyurl.com/Evolve-See a virtual tour atVirtualTour
  30. 30. I Have All This Tech…Now What Your environment can have all the best tech toys and cool fablabs but it could still fall short. It is up to the frontline staff to ENANGE their audiences. A friendly hello goes a long way. Allow the staff to play with the tech, get them involved to reflect that excitement to the patrons.
  31. 31. Staff Communication Get Them Involved In Your Library  Tech  Books  Stories Get “resident” experts  Cooking  Computing  Fishing…  AND LET THE PATRONS KNOW WHICH STAFF ARE EXPERTS ON SPECIFIC HOBBIES
  32. 32. Engagement Ideas Ask these things out of the blue. Books  Ask them their thoughts  Suggestions for collection  Recommend other reads Computing  Ask them what games they want to see Programming  Ask them what programs they like. Socially  Ask how they are doing. Homework Help  Offer ways to help them on assignments. Bring them snacks and beverages. Positive reinforcement. Remind them a library can be more than just “books”
  33. 33. Ways To Engage Your Space This Can Also Be Used To Promote Space
  34. 34. Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball)People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
  35. 35. Ubisoft Laser TagScore Keeping, Board Projecting Score Board, Laser Tag Game!Discover New Places In Libraries Through ObjectivesHunger Games style playing.
  36. 36. Miniature GolfPurchase Cheap Plastic and Foam to setup Paths and fairways with felt.Have it throughout the library, engage the participants through your space.
  37. 37. Zombie MovieFilm A Zombie Movie (Cameras and some Face Paint for Your Library)
  38. 38. Mystery Grab BagPlace books into color themed bags. Barcode number written outside of bag.Allow patrons to check out and take them home.
  39. 39. Other Cool Activities Library Lockin  Play Games, Watch Movies, Etc. Teddy Bear Lockin  Children drop off their stuffed animals, and staff take pictures with their stuffed animals interacting in the library
  40. 40. Fab Labs and Maker Spaces
  41. 41. Evolve: A Library Playground Fab Lab / “Hackerspace”  A location where people with common interests (usually in computers, technology, science, or digital or electronic art) meet, socialize and/or collaborate.  Can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of workshops and/or studios where people can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things and ideas.  Combining the positive & fun aspects of schools, museums, and playgrounds into one “entity”.
  42. 42. Types of Maker Spaces Collaborative Areas (Either Network Based or In A Room) Learning Labs or Training Centers Provide Tools (Hardware and/or Software)
  43. 43. Multimedia Room Room Set Up Features:  Clickers  Allows for jeopardy style gaming  Smart Board (interactive white board)  Full DVD/BluRay/Sound System  Easy to use and start (Touch Panel System) You Can Use This Room For  Jeopardy  Movie Nights  Presentations / Interactive Style Board Game Night  Create a Business Plan, Project Plan, etc
  44. 44. Promotion
  45. 45. Teasers http://youtu.be/gFaXvkrd-
  46. 46. Video MarketingChard Mairn, Librarian/Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College started aviral media marketing tools. Purchased cheap inexpensive flip cams.
  47. 47. Social Media
  48. 48. Funding
  49. 49. Sell Your Idea
  50. 50. Twitter Use Twitter to ask vendors or product manufacturers for help
  51. 51. Crowd Source Funding
  52. 52. Donations and Grants Ask for donations to the project  Name Rooms after Business who sponsor parts of renovation Grants
  53. 53. Volunteers Ask People To Help Build Area  Manual Labor  Paint  Move Furniture  Set Up Computers or Furniture
  54. 54. Contact Me Brian Pichman  @bpichman  815.534.0403  bpichman@evolveproject.orgOther Sessions at CIL:Sunday 04-07-2013 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM W16: Teen Library Users:Engaging _the Next GenerationMonday 04-08-2013 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM C102: InnovativeTechnologies

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