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ERIC Number: EJ963119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
A 21st Century Library in a 20th Century Space
Graboyes, Alanna S.
Educational Leadership, v69 n4 p74-78 Dec 2011-Jan 2012
The library at George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, needed an update to better meet the needs of 21st century students. A major renovation was in the works, but head librarian Graboyes wanted to do something to make the library useful and appealing for current students. With careful budgeting and donations of time and money, she was able to adapt the space to bring in more natural light, create comfortable areas for reading, and replace outdated and heavy furniture with modular tables and chairs that made the space more flexible. Little-used rooms were adapted for student group work, video viewing, and more. Careful culling of the collection ensured that books were current, and strategic rearrangement of the collection and color-coding made books of interest easier to find and reshelve. The entire project cost $12,500, with almost half of the cost covered through grants and donations. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia