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Library Facilities Design | Coronavirus, Disasters, Damage, Insects, Mold Building and Redesigning Libraries
Space and Environment - Ideas to consider when designing a new library or fixing up an old one. From Libraries Tasmania
What Does the Modern Library Look Like for K - 12 students - Space for new technologies and flexible design. This is an article from EdTech, June 1, 2023
School Library Design - ideas from Sarah Ludwig on Pinterest
School Library Design - by the Whole Building Design Guide. Elementary School Library Design - Great Pictures elementary libraries. This is from Education Snapshots.
Photos of libraries - This is many, many photos of all kinds of libraries from Education Snapshots.
How to Get Library Design Inspiration - Six places to visit. An article from Renovated Learning, April 25, 2016.
How to Identify and Reframe Design Problems in Your Library Space - an article by Diana Rendina in Knowledge Quest, April 27, 2016.
Learning Commons: How Technology is Changing 21st Century Library Design - An article from Smith System, a vendor of library furniture.
Teen Spaces Guidelines - This is from YALSA. Though geared to teen spaces in public libraries, school librarians may also find it helpful. Written in 2011 - 2012.
Library Design Showcase 2012: Super Schools - Really beautiful school libraries. This is an article by Greg Landgraf in American Libraries, Feb. 2012.
Library Design Showcase 2022 - American Libraries
Reimagining The Library - A collection of videos from Edutopia.
Cool School Libraries Around the World - Take a virtual trip to see libraries in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. This is from Which School Advisor.
Jingshan School Library Renovation, Beijing, China - What an impressive library! If you cannot build anew, spruce it up
Libraries and the Coronavirus - Evolving information and resources. A very extensive list of links from Web Junction.
Pandemic Preparedness - A list of link to relevant web sites from the American Library Association.
Pandemic Resources for School Librarians - From the AASL.
How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic - An article by Lara Ewen,in American Libraries, March 27, 2020.
How long will the coronavirus live on surfaces - From The New York Times, March 17, 2020.
Salvage of Water Damaged Library Materials - From the National Archives.
Preservation - This site by the National Archives &
Records Administration deals with the preservation and recovery of paper, books, and other materials.
Preservation Leaflets - By the
Northeast Document Conservation Center. These leaflets cover a wide variety of preservation issues.
Sleep Tight: A Complete Guide to the Impact, Identification and Treatment of Bed Bugs by Justin Havre, Calgary, CA.
Bed Bugs - Information provided by Orkin.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs - Article from WikiHow.
Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools - From the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mold - Causes and removal from the Environmental Protection Agency. What Type of Bugs eats Paper -This information is from Karen Mihaylo.
InsectsThat Eat Glue in Books - Watch out for those book worms. The is from Amy M. Armstrong. How to Protect Your Paper Goods from Cockroaches
Four Signs That You have Mice
Bats in Your Home, Here's What You Need to Know - Bats in your library could be a very annoying problem.This is an article by Hermann Semano, May 13, 2021.
Pests of Libraries, Museums and Historic Buildings - From Terminex
The Spotted Lanterfly - You may not find this in your library, but if you see it, report it. It is a big pest here in Pennsylvania. This is information from the Penn State Extension.
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