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Working with New Technologies and Environments

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What is the right space for library instruction? How do we propose a project of that magnitude? What happens if the architect doesn't listen to us? Can we do this on our own, without an architect? Do we want fixed seating? What type of equipment is needed? What should the capacity be? These and other questions will be addressed in this practical session for any participant with an interest in or need to create dedicated instructional spaces within or near a library. With the increasing demand for electronic classrooms and the measurable benefits smart classrooms have in effective information literacy instruction, librarians are being asked to provide improved learning environments for their students. The presenter will illustrate prototypes for shaping learning spaces to respond to changing learning needs. Participants will leave with practical guidelines for managing design and construction projects of this type.