Let's reimagine what it means to be a library. Learn Create and Share with us.
Library as Studio and the guiding priciples "Learn. Create. Share." are a metaphor for a holistic realignment and reimagining of people, technology, spaces, partnerships, materials, and services. Imagine a library where within each space or service there are opportunities for self-direction and expert assistance; socializing and solitude; and opportunities to interact with collections and technology; to learn, create and share.
As evidenced by the work of library colleagues across the globe, the 21st Century library aspires to be a place designed around unique learning journeys, built around experiences, activities and accomplishments of customers, not around linear feet of shelving.
21st Century libraries become places where:
- Artists and thinkers work
- Problems are solved
- Ideas are explored
- Talents are practiced
- Risks are taken
- Passions uncovered
- Innovations happen
Looking ahead to the future of libraries, Richland Library has created a framework and is excited to share it with you.