Learning Commons: How Technology is Changing 21st Century Library Design
The rise of digital technology and innovative new approaches to education have given rise to a new sort of library: the learning commons.…
What Do Students Want in a 21st Century School Library?
Here’s a sure fire way to put students to sleep. Have them take turns reading dictionary definitions for “library.” Case in point, Merriam-Webster says “a place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow.” While respectable, it’s not exactly the stuff that gets today’s techno and social savvy K-12 students revved to learn.…
Should Schools Offer Tinkering 101?
Peg Sullivan explores the idea of classrooms designed for "tinkering."…
Q&A on Specifying Library Furniture
When specifying library furniture, what should be determined first?…
Q&A on “21st Century Libraries”
How are the furniture needs of 21st Century K-12 classrooms and libraries similar?…