[kids-lib] Learn about Library Design Squad and other ideas about freshening up the children's department (elementary)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Dec 12 08:37:19 PST 2016

Ellie Hilton, Children's Librarian at the Medford Library, wrote an article about an excellent program, Library Design Squad<http://www.ifla.org/node/11036>, for 7-12 year olds that was published in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' Libraries for Children and Young Adults section website. At first it seems like a traditional craft program, but when you read about the typical schedule of the program you realize it is much, much more than that!

"We have seen participating children become more confident, more collaborative as team members, better listeners, and more willing to alter their ideas to meet the needs of the group. Each child takes significant pride in their accomplishment and their own design elements. By independently driving a process from ideation to completion, children learn how to work independently and that their ideas and actions have value."
You can read Ellie's article and several other articles from all over the world about innovative, fresh ways to redesign the Children's or YA department, and how to involve young patrons or what to take into consideration when planning a new library building on IFLA's Libraries for Children and Young Adults webpage<http://www.ifla.org/node/11051>.

Katie Anderson, MLS, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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