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Design My Library
Space
Internet Librarian 2013, Workshop #14
Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project

@bpichman
Agenda


Main Themes around Engagement



Design Concepts



Interactive Technology



Fab Labs & Maker Spaces



Pro...
Take Risks!
It’s a “Pilot Program” or “Beta Test”
We All Have Creative Potential
Building a Public Value
Libraries can no longer be just about “books”; instead they
must position themselves as community ...
What Does Your Community
Ask For?


Study Rooms / Homework Area



Open Areas



Tech (Computers)



Business Centers
...
Engagement
Your new space must allow for the ability for patrons
AND staff to engage with each other and the space.
Libraries Have To Be Engaging


Encourage Creativity and Invention



Allow Discovery



Increase Collaboration



Gen...
Libraries need to find ways to engage their
patrons…a redesign of your library is one way to
accomplish this.
Creation and Inventions

Oak Park Public Library
Discovery
Collaboration
Interaction
Innovation
If you build it they will come
Key Design Concepts


Adding Color



Art



Have Open and Modular Areas



Furniture



Modularity
Adding Color


White = Boring


Think about Parks (typically colorful)



Painting walls is an inexpensive redesign


...
Art


Have patrons create the art





Donate it to the library

Mix it up as often as you like. There is no cost.

Pa...
Open Areas


Open Space !



Tables





Seating

Multi Functional Areas

Remove rooms that are used only for specifi...
Furniture


Fun Colors



Use lightweight furniture (easier to move)



Encourage your patrons to rearrange the space t...
Modularity


Allows you to always change your environment



Put things on wheels





Desks
…No Need For Shelves To ...
Collection Concepts


Rotating Collection




Provides an “always new” environment

Child Friendly Shelves


Bin style...
Workflow Concepts


Self Check Out Units




Mobile Check Out / Catalog Units




Even children are highly receptive ...
Interactive
Technology
Fill The Space With Fun Interactive Technology
Allow People to CHECK THINGS out
Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130
Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball)
People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
Kurio Tablet …. MSRP: $150
Affordable Tablet
Locked Down
Secure
Sifteo Cubes …. MSRP: $130-$200
Interactive Touch Cubes
New Learning Game, Spell, Sort, and more!
Lego WeDo’s …. MSRP $130
Simple, Drag and Drop GUI Based Program
There is a nation wide Lego Robotics Contest
Software: $9...
Lego Mindstorm …. MSRP $300
More Advance Programming
There is a nation wide Lego Robotics Contest
Software: $80.00
Tiggly Shapes…MSRP $30.00
Uses soft and strong rubber shapes to teach younger children about shapes
in a fun and interacti...
Gaming Stations
Wheeling and Dealing Game Stations!
A redesign for a public library
See a virtual tour at

http://tinyurl.com/Evolve-VirtualTour
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



Books





Tech

Stories

Get “resident” experts


Cookin...
Engagement Ideas



Ask these things out of the blue.
Books



Suggestions for collection





Ask them their though...
Ways To Engage
Your Space
This Can Also Be Used To Promote Space
Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130
Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball)
People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
Ubisoft Laser Tag
Score Keeping, Board Projecting Score Board, Laser Tag Game!
Discover New Places In Libraries Through Ob...
Miniature Golf
Purchase Cheap Plastic and Foam to setup Paths and fairways with felt.
Have it throughout the library, enga...
Zombie Movie
Film A Zombie Movie (Cameras and some Face Paint for Your Library)
Mystery Grab Bag
Place books into color themed bags. Barcode number written outside of bag. Allow
patrons to check out and...
Other Cool Activities


Library Lockin




Play Games, Watch Movies, Etc.

Teddy Bear Lockin


Children drop off their...
Fab Labs and
Maker Spaces
Evolve: A Library Playground


Fab Lab / “Hackerspace”


A location where people with common interests (usually in
compu...
Types of Learning Spaces
Collaborative Areas (Either Network Based or In A Room)
Provide Tools (Hardware and/or Software)
...
Music / Graphic Design / Video Editing /
Programming
3D Printing
Allen County Public Librar
Multimedia Room


Room Set Up Features:


Clickers


Allows for jeopardy style gaming




Full DVD/BluRay/Sound Syste...
Virtual Tour
Promotion
Video Marketing
Chard Mairn, Librarian/Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College started a viral media
marketing tools. ...
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

...
Volunteers


Ask People To Help Build Area
 Manual

Labor

 Paint
 Move
 Set

Furniture

Up Computers or Furniture
Contact Me
Brian Pichman


@bpichman



815.534.0403



bpichman@evolveproject.org
IL13 - Design My Library Space Workshop
IL13 - Design My Library Space Workshop
IL13 - Design My Library Space Workshop
IL13 - Design My Library Space Workshop
IL13 - Design My Library Space Workshop
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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 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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IL13 - Design My Library Space Workshop

  1. 1. Design My Library Space Internet Librarian 2013, Workshop #14 Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project @bpichman
  2. 2. Agenda  Main Themes around Engagement  Design Concepts  Interactive Technology  Fab Labs & Maker Spaces  Promotion of New Space  Funding
  3. 3. Take Risks! It’s a “Pilot Program” or “Beta Test”
  4. 4. We All Have Creative Potential
  5. 5. Building a Public Value Libraries can no longer be just about “books”; instead they must position themselves as community anchors; providing for general needs as well as the endless learning possibilities.
  6. 6. What Does Your Community Ask For?  Study Rooms / Homework Area  Open Areas  Tech (Computers)  Business Centers  MakerSpaces  ?Others? What do these things have in common?
  7. 7. Engagement Your new space must allow for the ability for patrons AND staff to engage with each other and the space.
  8. 8. Libraries Have To Be Engaging  Encourage Creativity and Invention  Allow Discovery  Increase Collaboration  Generate Interaction  Foster Innovation
  9. 9. Libraries need to find ways to engage their patrons…a redesign of your library is one way to accomplish this.
  10. 10. Creation and Inventions Oak Park Public Library
  11. 11. Discovery
  12. 12. Collaboration
  13. 13. Interaction
  14. 14. Innovation
  15. 15. If you build it they will come
  16. 16. Key Design Concepts  Adding Color  Art  Have Open and Modular Areas  Furniture  Modularity
  17. 17. Adding Color  White = Boring  Think about Parks (typically colorful)  Painting walls is an inexpensive redesign  Use Fun Colors    Be Bold! Children Areas should use bright attractive areas. Get your community and staff involved   Having a painting party! Color alone can make a space look bigger and brighter
  18. 18. Art  Have patrons create the art    Donate it to the library Mix it up as often as you like. There is no cost. Patrons (often younger ones) will feel like their work has been “published”  Sense of ownership with the library  They will become marketers for your library
  19. 19. Open Areas  Open Space !   Tables   Seating Multi Functional Areas Remove rooms that are used only for specific events:    Activity Rooms, Meeting Rooms, etc Make these rooms open all the time with something going on all the time Larger, open areas allow you to rearrange your space much easier
  20. 20. Furniture  Fun Colors  Use lightweight furniture (easier to move)  Encourage your patrons to rearrange the space to fit their needs.
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Workflow Concepts  Self Check Out Units   Mobile Check Out / Catalog Units   Even children are highly receptive to the ability to do things on their own and utilize technology 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
  24. 24. Interactive Technology Fill The Space With Fun Interactive Technology Allow People to CHECK THINGS out
  25. 25. Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130 Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball) People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
  26. 26. Kurio Tablet …. MSRP: $150 Affordable Tablet Locked Down Secure
  27. 27. Sifteo Cubes …. MSRP: $130-$200 Interactive Touch Cubes New Learning Game, Spell, Sort, and more!
  28. 28. Lego WeDo’s …. MSRP $130 Simple, Drag and Drop GUI Based Program There is a nation wide Lego Robotics Contest Software: $90.00
  29. 29. Lego Mindstorm …. MSRP $300 More Advance Programming There is a nation wide Lego Robotics Contest Software: $80.00
  30. 30. Tiggly Shapes…MSRP $30.00 Uses soft and strong rubber shapes to teach younger children about shapes in a fun and interactive way, using an iPAD (coming soon to Andriod).
  31. 31. Gaming Stations Wheeling and Dealing Game Stations!
  32. 32. A redesign for a public library See a virtual tour at http://tinyurl.com/Evolve-VirtualTour
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. Staff Communication  Get Them Involved In Your Library   Books   Tech Stories Get “resident” experts  Cooking  Computing  Fishing…  AND LET THE PATRONS KNOW WHICH STAFF ARE EXPERTS ON SPECIFIC HOBBIES
  35. 35. Engagement Ideas   Ask these things out of the blue. Books   Suggestions for collection   Ask them their thoughts Recommend other reads Computing   Programming   Ask how they are doing. Homework Help   Ask them what programs they like. Socially   Ask them what games they want to see Offer ways to help them on assignments. Bring them snacks and beverages. Positive reinforcement. Remind them a library can be more than just “books”
  36. 36. Ways To Engage Your Space This Can Also Be Used To Promote Space
  37. 37. Sphero Ball …. MSRP: $130 Guide Through Library (Follow The Ball) People Approach The Ball – Curiosity
  38. 38. Ubisoft Laser Tag Score Keeping, Board Projecting Score Board, Laser Tag Game! Discover New Places In Libraries Through Objectives Hunger Games style playing.
  39. 39. Miniature Golf Purchase Cheap Plastic and Foam to setup Paths and fairways with felt. Have it throughout the library, engage the participants through your space.
  40. 40. Zombie Movie Film A Zombie Movie (Cameras and some Face Paint for Your Library)
  41. 41. Mystery Grab Bag Place books into color themed bags. Barcode number written outside of bag. Allow patrons to check out and take them home.
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. Fab Labs and Maker Spaces
  44. 44. 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”.
  45. 45. Types of Learning Spaces Collaborative Areas (Either Network Based or In A Room) Provide Tools (Hardware and/or Software) Learning Labs or Training Centers
  46. 46. Music / Graphic Design / Video Editing / Programming
  47. 47. 3D Printing
  48. 48. Allen County Public Librar
  49. 49. Multimedia Room  Room Set Up Features:  Clickers  Allows for jeopardy style gaming   Full DVD/BluRay/Sound System   Smart Board (interactive white board) 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
  50. 50. Virtual Tour
  51. 51. Promotion
  52. 52. Video Marketing Chard Mairn, Librarian/Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College started a viral media marketing tools. Purchased cheap inexpensive flip cams.
  53. 53. Social Media
  54. 54. Funding
  55. 55. Sell Your Idea
  56. 56. Twitter  Use Twitter to ask vendors or product manufacturers for help
  57. 57. Crowd Source Funding
  58. 58. Donations and Grants  Ask for donations to the project   Name Rooms after Business who sponsor parts of renovation Grants
  59. 59. Volunteers  Ask People To Help Build Area  Manual Labor  Paint  Move  Set Furniture Up Computers or Furniture
  60. 60. Contact Me Brian Pichman  @bpichman  815.534.0403  bpichman@evolveproject.org

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