Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'library as a place'

a rant about library architecture

June 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

This death of the library post bewails…well, a lot of things, really. The makeover of traditional monumental/civic spaces into more modern, minimalist/cafe spaces, along with some associated concept that everything we ever know and love and value about libraries is going away. It seems to me there are three separate threads in this article, and [...]

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your DIY library

June 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

In Do Open Academic Libraries Need Academic Librarians over at ACRLog, StevenB brings up MIT OpenCourseWare and its kin, notes the People’s Library set up outside the (closed past 8pm) CalState library by students who need a place to study (…ah, California, you were so hospitable to open-air spaces), and asks questions about what constitutes [...]

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shared ownership, shared space: library reflections from school experiences

June 10th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Was just reading whose space is it anyway, on what sort of behavior is & should be allowed in the library, and it dovetailed with another issue I’ve been thinking about. So, I used to teach at a very traditional prep school (which was awesome in a lot of ways, very different from my own [...]

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it seems that the secret is vaulted ceilings

November 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

These libraries sure are pretty:

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