A library is known to most as a place to access books, and other literature. Possibly even for computer access. An LLC differs greatly. As a place for collaboration, and extensive access to learning tools. For schools and public libraries to make the conversion to an LLC can be of great benefit to those who have access. A very important part of an LLC is the space, with echo resistance, and other engineering tactics to reduce noise while keeping openness. A great example of this is in the Surrey Centre Public Library, with a great open space, using carpet, and well crafted angled walls and struts to keep noise down
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The reaction to the Surrey Centre Library was breathtaking, the public responded very positively, even the price of Surrey City Centre property increased as a possible correlation to this building rising out of the ground.
in DWP, our Library Learning Commons has made advances in how we promote learning, and provide resources for students and staff. Over a few years we've changed the space, from an oversized bookroom, to an open space for learning. Along with upgrading our technology systems to be more up-to-date, it's giving students a reason to make the migration to more digital learning solutions, the paperless goal of our district.
I believe pursuing our district's paperless goal should be next on our to-do list. Our space has already been transformed significantly, working on a new aspect of our LLC may be wise to look in to.