Our local public library and the advanced methods class from Mount Allison University are circulating a paper requesting input on how to make our town library better.
What would you like your new Sackville Public Library to like inside and out?
On a piece of white paper ranging in size from 4″ x 6″ to 11″ x 17″ draw your ideal library. You can use any medium (crayon, marker, paint, etc.) Remember to be creative and original. If possible, please provide a brief explanation of your drawing.
I’m not crazy about the format or the limitations given, but I know that there are a lot of good ideas about libraries, library 2.0, etc. floating on the Net. I also know that some great designers and innovative librarians visit this site from time to time, including; Joyce Valenza; Christian Long; Ryan Deschamps; and maybe even Jenny, The Shifted Librarian (I read her blog).
I have some ideas, but it’s not really my field of knowledge or experience, so are there any great ideas that you’re willing to share?
Update: I’ve created a Library 2.0 tag to bookmark web sites related to new perspectives on libraries in the 21st Century.