Creating a New Library: Recipes for Transformation offers ways to make your library group space into one conducive to transformational learning. The book is structured as a cookbook with an introduction to the idea, then directions on its execution.
Next, the book gives tips on how to adapt each 'recipe' to fit other specific needs, including other kinds of libraries. The layout follows three strands: space, community, and outreach. Each section includes five elements critical to transforming spaces:, fun, stimulation, safety, freedom, and personal.
From providing coffee in the morning, to a full Personal Librarian program, this book presents useful and engaging ideas for transformational learning.
- Enables and encourage transformational learning in academic and research libraries
- Presents practical ideas in the style of a cookbook, recipes that can be readily applied to a variety of sites and situations
- Gives useful insight and ideas relevant to different kinds of libraries, including academic and research libraries
- Suggests fun, quirky, and practical ideas for your library
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Valerie Freeman joined the staff at Johnson & Wales University in August 2008 and is the liaison for the College of Business. Valerie has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
She participates in teaching information literacy classes, assists in cataloging, manages student workers, and coordinates service desks. She is a member of the American Library Association and North Carolina Library Association, in addition to the Metrolina Library Association, where she has served on the Board of Directors for five years. She is co-author of the book Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience.Freeman, Rebecca
Rebecca Freeman joined the staff at the University of South Carolina Lancaster as Assistant Librarian in August 2012. She is the depository coordinator for the government documents as well as managing the technical services and circulation and participates in teaching information literacy classes.
Rebecca has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the American Library Association and North Carolina Library Association, in addition to the Metrolina Library Association, where she has served on the Board of Directors for three years. She is author of a chapter in The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries