Monthly Archive for March, 2016

The four spaces of the public library

Recently, my staff and I embarked on a journey with the goal to redesign our library space to meet future needs. In this process, we made extensive use of the so-called four space model, which offers a framework for discussions of new values of the public library and as a […]

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Building new libraries and redesigning existing libraries

The role of the library is changing and that calls for buildings old or new that meet the new needs. But where do you start if you are planning a new library, rebuilding an existing library or are interested in redesigning your library or part of a library?

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New competencies for children’s librarians released.

  The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a revised edition of its Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. ALSC recommends these core competencies to all children’s librarians and other library staff whose primary duties include delivering […]

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