Libraries

Share Your Library’s Success Story

Two weeks ago, I visited Rollins College for a meeting and, during a campus tour, we stopped by the library. It felt as if I stepped into the living room of campus or a cleaner version of a common room from Harry Potter. You can check out a photo here. Students filled the space. A low wall of reference books and games curved around the sitting area, separating it from a coffee shop. Laptops were open. Chairs were pulled together. Students were awake and engaged. It was an example of a library that thoughtfully planned their design around student use.

That’s one example of a library success story, but what I really want is to hear your library’s success story. You can share it below, or if you wish email me at tim@eduhacker.net with text and images or share a Google Doc, and I’ll add your own guest-written post to the site. It can be anything from a change in process to a photo of a great space. Regardless, what’s one thing your library is doing that you wish other people knew about?

Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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