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Creating a New Library

Book Description

Creating a New Library: Recipes for Transformation offers ways to make your library group space into one conducive to transformational learning. The book is structured as a cookbook with an introduction to the idea, then directions on its execution.

Next, the book gives tips on how to adapt each ‘recipe’ to fit other specific needs, including other kinds of libraries. The layout follows three strands: space, community, and outreach. Each section includes five elements critical to transforming spaces:, fun, stimulation, safety, freedom, and personal.

From providing coffee in the morning, to a full Personal Librarian program, this book presents useful and engaging ideas for transformational learning.

  • Enables and encourage transformational learning in academic and research libraries
  • Presents practical ideas in the style of a cookbook, recipes that can be readily applied to a variety of sites and situations
  • Gives useful insight and ideas relevant to different kinds of libraries, including academic and research libraries
  • Suggests fun, quirky, and practical ideas for your library

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Introduction
  6. 2. Theory behind the change
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Space
    4. 2.3 Learning
    5. 2.4 User-centric
    6. 2.5 Games and activities
    7. 2.6 Play and team building
    8. 2.7 Transitions
    9. 2.8 Conclusion
    10. References
  7. 3. From idea to conclusion
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Purpose
    4. 3.3 Issues/questions
    5. 3.4 Prioritizing
    6. 3.5 Planning
    7. 3.6 Marketing
    8. 3.7 Implementation
    9. 3.8 Assessment
    10. 3.9 Conclusion
    11. References
  8. 4. Spectacular spaces
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Recipe: Great space on the cheap
    3. 4.2 Recipe: Displays
    4. 4.3 Recipe: Seating
    5. 4.4 Recipe: Appealing signage
    6. 4.5 Recipe: Art show extravaganza
    7. 4.6 Recipe: Silent spaces
    8. 4.7 Recipe: Collaborative space
    9. 4.8 Recipe: Tech lab
    10. 4.9 Recipe: Innovation lab
    11. 4.10 Recipe: Contemplative space
    12. 4.11 Recipe: Garden space
    13. 4.12 Recipe: Nursing mother’s room
    14. 4.13 Recipe: It’s all about the atmosphere
    15. 4.14 Recipe: Highlight your librarians
    16. 4.15 Recipe: Roaming reference
    17. 4.16 Recipe: Collection development
    18. 4.17 Recipe: Graphic novels
    19. 4.18 Recipe: Integrating technology
    20. 4.19 Recipe: Snow Team
    21. 4.20 Recipe: Tech petting zoo
    22. 4.21 Recipe: Business resource center
    23. 4.22 Recipe: Percolator
    24. 4.23 Recipe: Coloring
    25. 4.24 Recipe: Art supplies
    26. 4.25 Recipe: Magnetic poetry
    27. 4.26 Recipe: One sentence stories
    28. 4.27 Recipe: Ask!
    29. 4.28 Recipe: Makerspace/Idea lab
    30. 4.29 Recipe: Makerspace—magnetic words
    31. 4.30 Recipe: Makerspace—bean bags
    32. 4.31 Recipe: Makerspace—metal jewelry
    33. 4.32 Recipe: Makerspace—Dia de Muertos skulls
    34. 4.33 Recipe: Makerspace coding project
  9. 5. Community connections
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Recipe: Dialogue safe-space
    3. 5.2 Recipe: Crossword puzzle board
    4. 5.3 Recipe: Therapy animals
    5. 5.4 Recipe: Petable pets
    6. 5.5 Recipe: Life-changing liaisons
    7. 5.6 Recipe: Personalized instruction space
    8. 5.7 Recipe: Genealogy club
    9. 5.8 Recipe: Morning coffee
    10. 5.9 Recipe: Book club
    11. 5.10 Recipe: Interorganizational collaboration
    12. 5.11 Recipe: Intergenerational summer reading
    13. 5.12 Recipe: Reading lessons
    14. 5.13 Recipe: Writing group
    15. 5.14 Recipe: String club
    16. 5.15 Recipe: Leadership speaking
    17. 5.16 Recipe: Kick-ass instruction
    18. 5.17 Recipe: Show What You Know
    19. 5.18 Recipe: Stay-well habits
    20. 5.19 Recipe: Safety connections
    21. 5.20 Recipe: Community hour
    22. 5.21 Recipe: Adult storytime
    23. 5.22 Recipe: Mini-golf
    24. 5.23 Recipe: Puzzle/board games
    25. 5.24 Recipe: Game of information literacy
    26. 5.25 Recipe: Gaming
    27. 5.26 Recipe: Role-playing games
    28. 5.27 Recipe: Trivia night
    29. 5.28 Recipe: Information scavenger hunt
    30. 5.29 Recipe: Game night
    31. 5.30 Recipe: Shooting video
    32. 5.31 Recipe: Video editing
    33. 5.32 Recipe: Movie night
    34. 5.33 Recipe: Ballroom dance
  10. 6. Outrageous outreach
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Recipe: Library exhibits
    3. 6.2 Recipe: Social media fun
    4. 6.3 Recipe: Tutorials
    5. 6.4 Recipe: Tutoring
    6. 6.5 Recipe: Personal librarian
    7. 6.6 Recipe: Making connections (with nontraditional school groups)
    8. 6.7 Recipe: Mobile books
    9. 6.8 Recipe: Clothing exchange
    10. 6.9 Recipe: Homeless connections
    11. 6.10 Recipe: Juvenile detention connections
    12. 6.11 Recipe: Lecture series
    13. 6.12 Recipe: Musical petting zoo
    14. 6.13 Recipe: Healthy lifestyle
    15. 6.14 Recipe: Growing local
    16. 6.15 Recipe: Summer food for kids
    17. 6.16 Recipe: Meditation
    18. 6.17 Recipe: Yoga
    19. 6.18 Recipe: Self-defense class
    20. 6.19 Recipe: Counseling workshop
    21. 6.20 Recipe: Speak easy
    22. 6.21 Recipe: Blood drive
    23. 6.22 Recipe: Job search support
    24. 6.23 Recipe: Cash-free book sale
    25. 6.24 Recipe: Mug exchange
    26. 6.25 Recipe: Wild and crazy
    27. 6.26 Recipe: Celebrations!
    28. 6.27 Recipe: Olympic antics
    29. 6.28 Recipe: Book Cart “Drill Team”
    30. 6.29 Recipe: Art and writing competitions
    31. 6.30 Recipe: Book festival
    32. 6.31 Recipe: Edible book contest
    33. 6.32 Recipe: Author series
    34. 6.33 Recipe: Human Library
    35. Reference
  11. 7. Conclusion
    1. Abstract
  12. Index