90% there …

Well we're getting close to completion (all the yellow stickers are things the contractor needs to work on and the pink ones, things we need to do!) on our library project  (more links to the history here, here and here) and I'm feeling a little more relaxed. And even in the mood to discuss what has … Continue reading 90% there …

Library redesign – current issues

As librarians we often make it our life and vacation's mission to visit other libraries and drool over what they have (or haven't got), how they're organised things, what their displays look like - how the signage works out etc etc. and then we come home and try and adapt our current situation to optimise … Continue reading Library redesign – current issues

Design – Space, Thinking and Time (4)

September literally flew by, and I'm at the point of finishing up my final assessment for this course, and working on my critical reflection.  But first I wanted to critically reflect on where I was in my own library space. I'm expanding the LibGuides to better resource our curriculum and to supplement the gaps in the … Continue reading Design – Space, Thinking and Time (4)

Design – Space, thinking and time (3) …

A whole month has now passed and we're still making slow progress. In addition to the pretty pictures this week I'd like to post a little bit about "time" as a space and virtual spaces. We have 35 classes and 35 periods of 40 minutes which are potential useable in a week, so one would think … Continue reading Design – Space, thinking and time (3) …

Why can’t a library?

Be more like a store (with apologies to Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner)? And if it were a store, what kind of store would it be? Please don't say bookstore, because even though we apparently love them, they're dying and going out of business. Except for those that evolve beyond books, earn the respect of customers, get into … Continue reading Why can’t a library?