Browse Library Spaces in the Mar/Apr 2014 Issue

KQ_MarApr2014_Cover_150This issue focuses on how school librarians can make the most of all the spaces available to them—both physical and virtual. It features articles on makerspaces, learning commons, joint-use spaces, embedded librarianship, and virtual librarianship.

About the Guest Editor

Pam HarlandPam Harland is the school librarian at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, New Hampshire. She serves as the president of the New Hampshire School Library Media Association and is an adjunct instructor at Plymouth State University, where she teaches in the Library Media Specialist/Technology Integrator Certification program. She is the author of The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library (Libraries Unlimited 2011). Follow her on Twitter @pamlibrarian and read about library spaces on her blog Pam Librarian.

Read the Guest Editor column, “Think, Create, Share, and Grow in Your Library Space This Spring!”

Table of Contents

Features

Teen Experts Guide Makerspace Makeover
By Colleen Graves

Climbing to Excellence—Defining Characteristics of Successful Learning Commons
By David V. Loertscher and Carol Koechlin

Looking for Peace and Quiet
By Ray Palin

Library xGen: Student-Centered Spaces
By Heather Turner

Partners in Lifelong Learning: How Creeds Elementary School and the Pungo-Blackwater Public Library Combine Forces for the Benefit of Their Community
By Matthew Lighthart and Creedence Spreder

From Drab to Fab
The Tale of a Crafty Librarian and Her Quest to Create a 21st-Century Learning Environment
By Jessica Gilcreast

Arranging a Library to Support Adolescent Development
By Lindsay Cesari

Library Orientation Transformation: From Paper Map to Augmented Reality
By Beth Ebenstein-Mulch

Books and Mortar—and Beyond
By Sara Kelley-Mudie

The Flexible Learning Lab
By Leslie C. Cartier

Librarians on the Loose: Breaking Out of the Library to Create a Culture of Literacy
By Ellen Lawrence

QR Codes: Taking Collections Further
By Caitlin Ahearn

Columns

Technology Quest Column
Press4Kids New-O-Matic
Melissa Jacobs Israel

CBC Column
Ripples
By Amy Gordon

Departments

President’s Column
Library Spaces, Library Faces
Gail K. Dickinson

Guest Editor Column
Think, Create, Share, and Grow in Your Library Space This Spring
By Pam Harland

Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor

Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).



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