Resources for School Librarians - Index
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Library Facilities Design | Disasters, Damage, Insects, Mold Building and Redesigning Libraries
Facilities Management - This is a very good place to start planning for
renovation of old school libraries or planning new ones. This by the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.
Some Design Considerations
When Building or Remodling a Media Center - by Doug Johnson
School Library Design - ideas from Sarah Ludwig on Pinterest
School Library Design - by the Whole Building Design Guide.
Top 10 Considerations for Planning the School Library of 2070 - An article by Kerrianne Wolf in School Planning and Management, March, 2016.
How to Library Design Inspiration - Six places to visit. An article from Renovated Learning, April 25, 2016.
How to Identify and Reframe Design Problems in Your Library Space - an article by Diana Rendina in Knowledge Quest, April 27, 2016. Five Ways to Improve Your School's Library Design - Good ideas from Milliken Flooring.
Learning Commons: How Technology is Changing 21st Century Library Design - An article from Smith System, a vendor of library furniture.
Divine Design: How to Create the 21st Century School Library of Your Dreams - an article by Margaret Sullivan in School Library Journal, April 1, 2011.
Resource Lists - A bibliography of books and internet resources on a variety of topics related to school buildings by The National Clearing House for Educational Facilities.
How to Evaluate Your Library's Physical Environment - This article is
directed toward public librarians, but school librarians may find some helpful tips for perking up their library. This article is by
Julia Cooper in Information Today, May/June, 2007.
Teen Spaces Guidelines - This is from YALSA. Though geared to teen spaces in public libraries, school librarians may also find it helpful. Written in 2011 - 2012.
Library Design Showcase 2012: Super Schools - Really beautiful school libraries. This is an article by Greg Landgraf in American Libraries, Feb. 2012.
Reimagining The Library - A collection of videos from Edutopia.
Library Works - Articles about design in libraries, new products, and jobs for librarians. If you cannot build anew, spruce it up
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