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The Smart Spaces Process:​ Co-Create and Transform with Your Community

The Smart Spaces Process:​ Co-Create and Transform with Your Community

By Betha Gutsche

ARSL 2019
Burlington, VT (USA)

This presentation shows how libraries can move from designing spaces and services for their community to using key strategies for collaborating with community members to co-create solutions that work. Learn from real-world examples from the participants in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project who applied this community-centered design approach.

File: ppt, 60MB   Topics: WebJunction

Return to the Real: Building Social Capital in an Analog Revival

Return to the Real: Building Social Capital in an Analog Revival

By Betha Gutsche

Next Library
Berlin, Germany

Libraries can address the loss of social capital as hubs of activities that bring people together physically for the kind human interaction that virtual connections and digital interfaces miss. This presentation focuses on the social possibilities, exploring ways to intentionally create social capital and amplify people's ties to each other and their community.

File: pptx, 26.9MB   Topics: WebJunction

Community Discovery and Ideation: Creating Smart Libraries

Community Discovery and Ideation: Creating Smart Libraries

By Betha Gutsche, Mary Lou Carolan

OCLC Americas Regional Council
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

Gutsche and Carolan share details of the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, give an overview of what active learning means for libraries, and how libraries can use community discovery to explore the needs and aspirations of their patrons.

File: pptx, 23.4MB   Topics: WebJunction

Smart Spaces for Small Libraries

Smart Spaces for Small Libraries

By Betha Gutsche

Association for Rural & Small Libraries
St. George, Utah (USA)

Learn from the dynamic experiences of fifteen small libraries, who re-imagined and reconfigured “smart spaces,” where community members co-create, participate in hands-on learning, and strengthen social connections.

File: pptx, 16.5   Topics: WebJunction