Did you know that April is School Library Month? The American Association of School Librarians takes this month to celebrate school librarians and their programming. The theme this year is “Because School Libraries Empower Students”.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has placed 375,000 images into the Creative Commons, making them widely available without copyright restric...
It has been several years since Hui Soo and I taught a course that covered service design. This article from Customer Think is a reminder that all of our immediate efforts to improve the patron experience (e.g., wayfinding, EdLab account, EdLab interface, search, Learning Theater Events) need to be integrated into a more wholistic view that encompasses the total experience of i...
Thanks to everyone who partipated in identifying needs for online learning resources for our fall class and to those who provided client feedback along the way. The students have created four very interesting projects that the library might adopt. Each of the projects has a demo site on Pressible for your review:
Idea Exchange Platform. This project created a online space for students to share current work and seek ...
As we continue planning for new spaces on the second floor that will allow for more diverse kinds of interactions and the use of different types of materials, it is useful to consider recent research that highlights the benefits of handling physical objects for thinking. What are the impications for the way we re-design the floor?
Dave Rothschild offers two tips to improve the customer experience in a piece discussing the importance of peak experiences and concluding experiences. It turns out that these are the experiences that customers remember long after their visit.
The implications for all of our library services, in the building and online, are important ...
Some of us recall the suggestion at one of our design sessions that we take vertical space seriously as we re-imagine library space. The
BuzziJungle meeting pod does just that by providing a multi-level seating and meeting environment.
Late in the Fall last year, we added some seating to the 2nd Floor Collaboration Space to support the surge of patron activity we always count on around test time. This turned out to be very popular, and our 2nd floor is usually packed to capacity.
This semester, the space got an aesthetic upgrade: out with the plain conference seating, and in with the new Matt Taylor "Node" desks. The new furniture was designed by our recent Artist-in-Residence, Matt Taylor, and was fabricated by woodworker
As a part of my graduate assistantship with EdLab, I am researching and imagining possibilities for the creation of a play space for young children in the Learning Theater.
"Read more" to check out all of the pretty pictures and thoughts we have so far. If you have any fun ideas to share, please let me know!
Happy #TinyBookTuesday! I am sad to say this is my last Tiny Book with EdLab. BUT I am happy to present this tiny treasure from 1840! It is a handwritten diary/scrapbook with a furry surprise at the end!
Thank you all for such an incredible experience at EdLab. It has truly been a learning experience! (Don't worry, my last day is Thursday!)
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