Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The American Association of School Librarians added to its series of Learning4Life publications with the release of “Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts.” Written by Margaret (Peg) Sullivan, the book focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies. The publication is available in both print and e-book formats, as well as in a print/e-book bundle, and can be purchased through the ALA online store.

Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners” walks school librarians and administrators through the process of gathering information from students and other stakeholders involved in planning a resource rich learning space. Information includes how to create needs assessment documents that complement AASL’s “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.” Suggestions for adding meaningful aesthetic components and colorful renderings of sample environments are included.

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