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2019 AASL National Conference

Reimagining Library Spaces to Foster Design Thinking

Nov 15, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00


As school librarians adapt to the new AASL library standards, the Explore Shared Foundation necessitates that we offer space for discovery and innovation. Implementing some of the standards takes creativity and ingenuity on the part of the librarian to make dated or traditional spaces still relevant to today’s students. This session will cover how two librarians used limited funds to transform traditional spaces to foster design thinking in their students and project examples of design thinking activities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will learn about changes that can be made to physical library spaces to foster design thinking.
  • Attendees will learn about what they can offer their students to help them develop in the explore domain.
  • Attendees will learn how to apply design minded thinking practices to both flexible scheduling and fixed scheduling libraries.


  • Adele Koch, Librarian, Sacred Heart Model School
  • Amy Fears, Innovation and Research Specialist, St. Michael School
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