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Pioneer Library System
She was the director of a small library in New York. The first library she worked at was 800 square feet. Her library system has 4 counties and 42 public libraries. Her first library was the Cohocton Public Library, which was very small.
Small Spaces Survival Tips:
2) Lighten it up
Windows (remove stuff from them, like shelves). Let the light come in.
3) Rooms with multiple uses.
Use tables with wheels for easy switches. Wheels are the key. Things that you can move in and out easily. Movable furniture with handles are helpful.
How do you make your space more usable?
Programs in a Small Space
Where do you bring library programs and services?
Do you make use of any unusual or clever places in your library?
Collections in a small space:
What things in your collection don’t get much use anymore?
Some libraries don’t use their bottom shelves or top shelves at all.
When decluttering, use the one touch rule. When something comes in, touch it once. Then file, recycle, etc.
Do program prep at the circ desk...great, free advertising.
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