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Provide a Variety of Library Spaces

Thinking about building, remodeling, or just changing up your library space? A recent post from Diana Rendina discusses the six different spaces that libraries can have to assist with active learning.

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Quiet Spaces

A few years ago I was mountain biking just outside my home town of Green River, Wyoming. I stopped, and once my heart slowed down I realized there wasn’t a sound. No bugs, no breeze, no birds, not even a jackalope – just sagebrush and desert. It was absolutely amazing and peaceful! But I wouldn’t want that all the time. “Whisper Fight, ” a library-related commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, made a lot of us think of things like that desert, at least to the extent of considering just how quiet a library should or shouldn’t be. If you haven’t seen it yet, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kMWLYYcAYw] check it out now. It’s not only safe for work, you won’t even need to turn down your volume.