Envisioning New Library Spaces
This webinar will provide you with observation skills that will help you see the future of your school library. Using simple observation skills we will explore ways to plan school library spaces. Learn how to leverage observation skills to “see” how students interact while working, what tools they choose to use, where they enjoy spending time and what activities naturally lead them into exploration. Beautiful, wood libraries filled with books and quiet study tables are a stationary image etched in the minds of a generation of aging learners. As life-long-learners we need to see space ideas that speak to the next generation of learners. These new spaces may still tolerate “wood” and “quiet” but both those characteristics need to demonstrate some flexibility for this generation of learners being asked to master Common Core skills. Learn how to observe people’s behavior and appreciate their comfort zones then use those observation skills to direct you in planning your school library. “Watch” your students as they show you the way to a new library floor. This webinar complements AASL's newest publication, Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts.