Physical space

The 19th century library had book storage at its center, the transformed library is centered around the user experience. The transformed library is not just an architectural statement, bur a re-conceptualization of the library as physical space to reflect new functions and the new forms that follow. Flexible space design, information commons, and idea boxes are all examples.

This Guide will provide information for thinking about the design of new and renovated library space, and point toward additional resources that can support, inform and enhance the academic library design process.
How do you plan for a future you can’t predict? By building flexibility into the design. That was one of the main takeaways from LJ’s latest Design Institute (DI), held at the Denver Central Library on May 4.The DI, LJ’s 12th in a series on trends in library design, was a one-day symposium composed of panels, presentations, and breakout sessions, featuring a mix of architects, vendors, and librarians.
In this practical, concise volume, authors Lynn M. Piotrowicz and Scott Osgood provide a tour of the library building from foundation to roof. In a time of rapidly inflating energy prices and tight public budgets, many libraries are faced with older physical facilities that are not up to modern standards of efficiency. Designed for libraries where construction of a wholly new building is not feasible.
This on-demand webinar explores the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library share their insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. If you build it, they will come!
Providing tips, suggestions, and guidelines on the critical issues that surround designing spaces for children and teens, this how-to book will help you create a space that they will never want to leave.
Environmentally friendly practices for libraries and beyond!
Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions are untapped resources for library funds.
Information about how to make your library more environmentally friendly.
This e-forum will provide participants an opportunity to talk about what their libraries are doing to adjust to thinking of the library as place with unlimited potential.
A wealth of high-quality material is now accessible electronically. What does this revolutionary change mean for the creation and design of library space?
Summary: This webinar will present library service inquiry methods, including planning steps and models, to help you start to develop your next library service plan. It will define opportunities that should be on your radar and offer strategies to get started. This program will also provide you with a framework to analyze your library and the services you offer.
Library building projects leave a legacy for decades, with one chance to get it right. Those with access to a trustworthy expert who can explain the process in step-by-step terms will have the best chance to make their projects succeed.
Meeting spaces are the places where people can come together to hold a conversation, share ideas, and create knowledge. The librarian’s role in facilitation of these meeting spaces can take a number of forms. We can design good physical spaces, create virtual spaces, help people to use these spaces, and help people hold the meetings.
Ultimately, the idea of the Information Commons forces the reconceptualization of the traditional librarian roles, services, resources and physical space of the academic library.
You want your users to have more confidence, be more independent, and be able to find the right book. By rearranging your children's collections you will be able to accomplish this and more. We can show you where to start, point out possible potholes and give you a map to the future. Join the library team from the Ethical Culture School which 2 years ago began to look at alternatives to Dewey and chose to implement the Metis Classification System to great success increaseing both circulation and patron satisfaction.
Library directors, teen librarians, and school library media specialists will welcome the inspiration from hundreds of teen spaces around the world, along with hands-on suggestions for revamping their own library.
The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space is the first comprehensive study of planning and construction of academic library buildings completed entirely in the new century.
Using the results of a year-long study, Conner profiles four academic libraries that are transforming themselves with extraordinary ingenuity and diligence.
Libraries worldwide are transforming their spaces to better align with the changing needs of their communities. The aim of this paper is to outline the process and outcome of an evaluation study of transformed academic library spaces at the Melbourne Burwood Campus using TEALS.
This invaluable guide provides the “how-to” information necessary for institutions considering the development of an information commons.
Multi-use interiors can better serve both students and faculty, and using the easy-to-locate references and constructive tips in this book, readers can effectively design and redesign academic library spaces to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students, faculty, and researchers.