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Measuring Measure S

Background Reading


Library Design

  • Library of the Future: Cedar Rapids

    In June 2008 a destructive flood swept through the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the wake of the flood, a visionary group realized that the silver lining to the story was the opportunity to radically re-imagine the role a library could play in the life of the community. The focus was on creating a space that, in the words of the library director would be more like an "Apple Store than the DMV".

  • Library of the Future - Cedar Rapids, Part 2

    Here's a video of the building design for the Cedar Rapids Public Library. You can see what the building looks like and get an idea of the services offered.

  • The Source @ Los Angeles Public Library
    "The Source" @ Los Angeles Public Library: An Innovative Collaboration to Help the Homeless Improve Their Lives One Tuesday at a Time Friday, November 3, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Room: RCC, Meeting Room 9/10 Alicia Moguel - Los Angeles Public Library Joyce Cooper - Los Angeles Public Library With the goal of providing meaningful and sustainable assistance to homeless individuals who frequent the library, The Source is a monthly service event organized by the Los Angeles Public Library and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health to offer a "one-stop shop" to access services and resources. Employing a "No Wrong Door" approach, more than a dozen agencies gather at The Source, offering services in-house in order to cut through much of the bureaucratic red tape and hurdles that can delay the process of attaining temporary housing or even emergency shelter. In this session you will learn how this unique collaborative program came about, gain insights into making community connections and partnerships, and understand how to develop your own Source to engage library patrons experiencing homelessness in purposeful and connected ways.
  • Marc Kushner TED Talk on Building Design
    An 18 minute TED talk by architect, Marc Kushner, on the future of building design. Kushner includes a brief history of modern architecture to make his points about the public and its buildings. He runs a website called Architizer.com and has written a TED book, The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings. The talk was given in 2014 and the book was published in March 2015.
  • 2017 Library Design Showcase ALA
    Annual American Libraries Library Design Showcase article. September/October 2017 issue of American Libraries.
  • SC County Community Assessment Project
    2016 Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Project Report. The report contains demographic information that is important in determining Building Programs.
  • ProjectArt: Art in Libraries (ArtNews)
    A brief description of ProjectArt, a non-profit turning libraries across the country into active art spaces.
  • San Diego Library's Teen Center
    A description of the Teen Center at the City of San Diego's Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch of the public library.
  • California Today - NYTimes April 2017
    An article from the NY Times discussing the perks of having a public library card in California. Several interesting links within the article.
  • Libraries 2016:Trends in Public Libraries
    A summary of current trends in public libraries from the PEW Institute.
  • Noll & Tam: 21st Century Libraries
    Powerpoint presentation made at the July 12, 2017 DLAC meeting at the Los Gatos Public Library.
  • Recent Trends in Library Architecture
    DLAC member, Martha Dexter, shared these slides and notes from a 2017 ALA Conference session called "The (In)Flexible Box: Transforming Older Library Spaces."
  • 21st c. Library Design Around the World
    An interesting and provocative report on public library design around the world. (2016)
  • Bay Area University Library Design
    An article from the San Jose Mercury News on redesign of local university libraries.

Visits to Other Libraries

Background Reading


Library Design

  • Library of the Future: Cedar Rapids

    In June 2008 a destructive flood swept through the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the wake of the flood, a visionary group realized that the silver lining to the story was the opportunity to radically re-imagine the role a library could play in the life of the community. The focus was on creating a space that, in the words of the library director would be more like an "Apple Store than the DMV".

  • Library of the Future - Cedar Rapids, Part 2

    Here's a video of the building design for the Cedar Rapids Public Library. You can see what the building looks like and get an idea of the services offered.

  • The Source @ Los Angeles Public Library
    "The Source" @ Los Angeles Public Library: An Innovative Collaboration to Help the Homeless Improve Their Lives One Tuesday at a Time Friday, November 3, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Room: RCC, Meeting Room 9/10 Alicia Moguel - Los Angeles Public Library Joyce Cooper - Los Angeles Public Library With the goal of providing meaningful and sustainable assistance to homeless individuals who frequent the library, The Source is a monthly service event organized by the Los Angeles Public Library and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health to offer a "one-stop shop" to access services and resources. Employing a "No Wrong Door" approach, more than a dozen agencies gather at The Source, offering services in-house in order to cut through much of the bureaucratic red tape and hurdles that can delay the process of attaining temporary housing or even emergency shelter. In this session you will learn how this unique collaborative program came about, gain insights into making community connections and partnerships, and understand how to develop your own Source to engage library patrons experiencing homelessness in purposeful and connected ways.
  • Marc Kushner TED Talk on Building Design
    An 18 minute TED talk by architect, Marc Kushner, on the future of building design. Kushner includes a brief history of modern architecture to make his points about the public and its buildings. He runs a website called Architizer.com and has written a TED book, The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings. The talk was given in 2014 and the book was published in March 2015.
  • 2017 Library Design Showcase ALA
    Annual American Libraries Library Design Showcase article. September/October 2017 issue of American Libraries.
  • SC County Community Assessment Project
    2016 Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Project Report. The report contains demographic information that is important in determining Building Programs.
  • ProjectArt: Art in Libraries (ArtNews)
    A brief description of ProjectArt, a non-profit turning libraries across the country into active art spaces.
  • San Diego Library's Teen Center
    A description of the Teen Center at the City of San Diego's Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch of the public library.
  • California Today - NYTimes April 2017
    An article from the NY Times discussing the perks of having a public library card in California. Several interesting links within the article.
  • Libraries 2016:Trends in Public Libraries
    A summary of current trends in public libraries from the PEW Institute.
  • Noll & Tam: 21st Century Libraries
    Powerpoint presentation made at the July 12, 2017 DLAC meeting at the Los Gatos Public Library.
  • Recent Trends in Library Architecture
    DLAC member, Martha Dexter, shared these slides and notes from a 2017 ALA Conference session called "The (In)Flexible Box: Transforming Older Library Spaces."
  • 21st c. Library Design Around the World
    An interesting and provocative report on public library design around the world. (2016)
  • Bay Area University Library Design
    An article from the San Jose Mercury News on redesign of local university libraries.

Visits to Other Libraries


Spotlight

SC City Council Approves Mixed Use Project

Santa Cruz Public Libraries

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Downtown Library Council Subcommittee made the recommendati...
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