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An Infopeople Webinar

February 18th, 2009 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenter: Linda Demmers Photo of Linda Demmers

Libraries are assuming a much larger educational role in the community -- supporting preschool learning, home schooling, bi-lingual and literacy training, professional development, school curriculum support, and continuing education programs. Libraries are both offering and hosting a range of learning activities including classes and presentations, tutoring, and independent learning activities.

Although it is true that learning can take place anywhere, library spaces can be designed, inexpensively remodeled, or flexibly furnished to accommodate learning activities for all ages and abilities and for all kinds of learning from hands on instruction to using your building as a learning tool. Would you like to:

  • Include an early childhood learning area?
  • Host the local college's senior citizen program?
  • Offer homework center facilities occasionally?
  • Teach by exhibition?

This webinar will provide an overview of various types of learning spaces including the best practices from academic learning commons, museums and discovery zones, training rooms, and group and individual learning spaces. Discussion will cover various learning styles for different age groups and how your library can accommodate these.

Participants will learn how to identify more options for creating learning spaces in their existing facilities, expanding their ability to sponsor learning activities and create new partnerships within their community. The webinar includes a downloadable PowerPoint presentation featuring illustrative images and links to websites and products.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

  • Speaker's slides
    • ppt [32.9mb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [1.4mb]
  • Handouts
    • Learning Spaces Sources and Places to Visit doc [42kb] - pdf [19kb]

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