The Incredibly True Adventures of a School Librarian

The Incredibly True Adventures of a School Librarian

Friday, May 3, 2013

PLN Super Powers Unite!




I need the assistace of my amazing PLN and their Super Powers.

I have recently changed jobs and am now charged with opening a brand new library in a brand new school.  I was able to walk the construction site yesterday (hard hat, boots & all) to view the skeletal library layout.

I have been charged with "branding" the library as it was built with the intention to be the focal point of the school.  There are two areas in particular that need to be "branded": the circular reading/technology nook in the center of the library currently labeled "Cyber-Cafe" (no cafe component just reading spots & laptops), and our large outdoor balcony area that overlooks the outdoor commons area, cafeteria & gym.  (the library is on the second floor)

So....  This is what I need from my PLN:

  • Branding ideas for the outdoor balcony area
  • Branding ideas for the circular reading/technology nook
  • Any other suggestions for any other part of the library

I do not yet have:
  • School Mascot
  • School Logo
  • School Colors
  • School Mission or Vison Statement

I will post those as soon as they become available.



Here is a picture of the library blueprints to help visualize the space:







Thank you in advance my wonderful PLN!  I can't wait to here your ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on opening a new library and school! I had the opportunity to do that three years ago. I created a logo that we placed on our all materials. I went to iStockphoto and purchased an image. I was able to edit it to fit our school community. Here is our page with the logo at the top www.bvswlmc.com. I had an amazing para who then reconstructed the logo and placed it in the library - http://www.beccablog.com/2010/08/09/display-logo/ . At that time, I created a web app for mobile devices, created a website (not active now) and purchased libguides. I set up accounts on social media sites like Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr - and then posted updates on those sites. Not sure if this is at all helpful - but thought I would share. I am no longer in that library as I am now in our district office. Good luck! it is an exciting time to develop a vision for your school and library. -Becca

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