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Re-thinking the School Library Space

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Re-thinking the School Library Space

  1. 1. Re-thinking the School Library Space Andrew Finegan
  2. 2. DIY http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkmoose/2309010735/ A DIY Guide
  3. 3. An outside(r) perspective http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloomgal/5354645257/
  4. 4. First Impressions
  5. 6. What does this say about the library?
  6. 7. What values should the library promote?
  7. 8. What do we need to re-think to create a 21st century library space?
  8. 9. The needs of teachers <ul><li>Teachers were surveyed about the library: </li></ul><ul><li>Open up the space and de-clutter </li></ul><ul><li>Improve scope for access to classes </li></ul><ul><li>Access to technology for student research </li></ul><ul><li>Improved teaching tools for class demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>More comfortable furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Change everything </li></ul><ul><li>Change nothing! </li></ul>
  9. 10. The needs of students http://www.flickr.com/photos/genkigecko/2662103925/
  10. 11. Engage and Inspire (students AND teachers) Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria
  11. 12. Shelving After Before
  12. 13. Displays
  13. 14. Before After
  14. 16. Flexibility http://www.flickr.com/photos/jinnpod/4401782232/
  15. 17. Give your users permission to be creative http://www.flickr.com/photos/ripizzo/2310929170/
  16. 18. Creative Teaching Local History Collection, Yarra Libraries
  17. 19. Creative Reading
  18. 20. Reader Development Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria
  19. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagawi/3155400274/
  20. 22. Risk http://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_hickin/4319839458/
  21. 23. Building the way… Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria
  22. 24. Questions? Andrew Finegan Twitter: @begin_again Email: afinegan@gmail.com

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