David Lee King joined T is for Training to talk about innovations in library learning spaces based on what he has been doing during the pandemic. He joined Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. David talked about specific technologies used during the pandemic, mentioned things they’ve adopted since then, and along the way dropped info about funding.
We spent a good chunk talking about the American Connectivity Program. ShapingEDU has a Broadband+Digital Equity Project, which has a number of videos on YouTube (part of their U.S. Digital Inclusion Advocacy). We had an interesting conversation about working from home, including who that option is giving to. And then we moved onto thinking about flexible work hours (oh…radical!).
David and Maurice talked about digital spaces that libraries are building:
- Exploration Commons at 50 East (Carroll County, MD)
- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Level 2 Tech Center
These spaces are for learners and entrepreneurs.
Related blog post from Tom Haymes, Future Learning Spaces: Classrooms of the Mind.
Resources on design thinking:
- Ann Pendleton-Jullian and John Sealy Brown. (2018) Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World, Volume 1: Designing for Emergence. (paid link)
- Ann Pendleton-Jullian and John Sealy Brown. (2018) Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World, Volume 2: Ecologies of Change.(paid link)
- Tom Kelley. (2005) The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Beating the Devil’s Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. (paid link)
- Hurst-Wahl, Jill. (2022) Design thinking and libraries (and a reminder about brainstorming).
- Haymes, Tom. (2022) Distributed Collective Enlightenment.
You can listen to the show on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcast episodes.