Libraries for today and tomorrow: How is yours RELATIONAL, AUTHENTIC, FUTURE-FOCUSED, PERSONALISED, CREATIVE?

How does a school ensure that it is significantly resourced to provide for the learning and research needs of students, yet maintaining the relevance of the library? Learning communities need to have: The ‘place’ that fulfils the need for communal work, learning, connection and play Accessibility to resources Personnel to manage the collection A realisticContinue reading “Libraries for today and tomorrow: How is yours RELATIONAL, AUTHENTIC, FUTURE-FOCUSED, PERSONALISED, CREATIVE?”

‘What ifs’ from the SCIL Study Tour? #SCIL11 – Part 2 | Libraries in Delft

The SCIL Study Tour thought about libraries, their role and providing a place for connection. What if a library had a large book collection and significant spaces for people? The both/and library at TU Delft. The TU Delft Library Learning Centre has generosity of space. The wall of books are visually front and centre asContinue reading “‘What ifs’ from the SCIL Study Tour? #SCIL11 – Part 2 | Libraries in Delft”

#scil11 Libraries: Where are we going? Two experiences in Delft, The Netherlands

This week we visited two extraordinary libraries: TU Delft Library and Learning Centre is the bright shiny new facility at the university located on outer rim of the city for the students. DOK: Library Concept Centre is in the heart of the Delft shopping and community precinct for the broad community of the city. BothContinue reading “#scil11 Libraries: Where are we going? Two experiences in Delft, The Netherlands”

scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft

DOK, Delft best library in The Netherlands – celebrating stories DOK is challenging the notion of library. Located in the commercial/retail precinct of Delft, within a pedestrian zone, it is the site of a former supermarket. As we wait for the doors to open at 10am, so do members of the local community. In theContinue reading “scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft”

scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft

DOK, Delft best library in The Netherlands – celebrating stories DOK is challenging the notion of library. Located in the commercial/retail precinct of Delft, within a pedestrian zone, it is the site of a former supermarket. As we wait for the doors to open at 10am, so do members of the local community. In theContinue reading “scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft”