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Library Seating FAQ

  Seating is a crucial part of every library. From people stopping by to check email, students spending a whole day studying, or patrons swinging by to read a book, the list of needs is long. And, it’s important to have the best seating options available to support the people using your space. Here is

Choosing the Right Bookcases for Your Library

  There are many choices out there when it comes to choosing and designing the right bookcases that should be used for a school’s library. Talking to experts can help with making the right choices for a school’s library bookcases. What should you consider? Take a look. The Height of Your Bookcases The height of

9 Reasons to Build an Ebook Collection at Your School Library

1. Engaging Students in Learning Useful features commonly found in ebooks can engage readers more thoroughly than traditional books. Readers can highlight, draw, annotate, write journals, and cite sources using ebook features. Reluctant and struggling readers benefit the most from ebooks that involve the senses. ebooks can give students a full reading experience by emerging

Furniture Completes the Learning Environment for Students

When contemplating the design of each of the learning spaces within a school, the touchstone for every decision should be the end users of each space – the students. Students, teachers, and administrators utilize the facility throughout the day, but the students typically have the widest range of body sizes and shapes, the least amount

5 Places in Schools that Need LED Lighting

By Rebecca Killam Schools can benefit from LED lighting in more places than you may think. Using LED technology can not only cut electricity costs, it can also help improve student learning and campus safety. Shown to improve mood, reduce eye strain, and reduces absenteeism, LED lighting has a direct impact on students, teachers, and

Libraries: The New Epicenter of Technology

By Lauren Gilchrist It’s time to turn the page on the library as we know it. Here are some tips for turning your school library into the heart and soul of your technology initiatives. Envision It What kind of character do you want your library to have? The patterns of behavior and interactions within the

The Effectiveness & Longevity of Multipurpose Rooms

By Julie Wenckowski Recently I worked with a school district that had a mixture of newer and older buildings. While the new buildings are constructed for the 21st Century learner, the older buildings’ “traditional” structure fell short. Administrators challenged the faculty and staff to think outside the box and transform the older buildings to meet

6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space

By Diana Rendina When I first arrived at my school, the library was in pretty dismal shape. It was dark, dingy, cluttered and pretty much the opposite of student-friendly. Over the course of five years, I gradually changed things up and redesigned our learning space into one that is flexible, collaborative, and fun. Here are

Discover the Latest Library Technology Trends

Across the country, in April, communities celebrated School Library Month, which was themed “Because School Libraries Empower Students.” The 2017 theme couldn’t be more apt. Today, school librarians not only partner with educators to design curricula and teach students to protect their privacy, they also actively engage students in critical thinking and use new technology
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