Category: Library Column

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. Read More

What Do Students Want in a 21st Century School Library?

All research points to creating K-12 libraries that are energetic, inviting space filled with students who are busy gathering information and exchanging ideas. Read More

Should Schools Offer Tinkering 101?

Peg Sullivan explores the idea of classrooms designed for “tinkering.” Read More

Q&A on Specifying Library Furniture

When specifying library furniture, what should be determined first? Read More

Q&A on “21st Century Libraries”

How are the furniture needs of 21st Century K-12 classrooms and libraries similar? Read More