Posted by: bluesyemre | August 12, 2018

Small #Libraries create smart spaces

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Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces is a WebJunction program that led 15 small and rural public libraries from across the country to reimagine and reconfigure their libraries into smart spaces.

What’s a smart library space?

Smart library spaces are designed to meet the needs and desires of diverse communities. Smart spaces are where discovery and community intersect, fostering social connection among people of all ages by providing active learning that encourages exploration and play. Participating libraries engaged community members throughout the process of discovering their interests and involving them in design and construction of the physical spaces and delivery of programming for active learning. See the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces Curriculum Outline.

Find out how the Smart Space libraries made space for active learning. You can do it too!

  • Transformation Stories: Each library created space and programming aligned with the unique nature and needs of their community. These stories capture the trajectory of each transformation in pictures and words, showing the process before, during and after implementation of the Smart Spaces process.
  • Smart Space Videos: These brief (1-2 minutes) videos show the highlights of a selection of Smart Space libraries.
  • Making Space for Active Learning Course: This self-paced learning experience will guide you through the process of rethinking and reconfiguring physical space to make room for active learning and work with your community to create new services and programs. Enroll Now!

https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/smart-spaces.html


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