Monday, 7 September 2015

Assessment Item 3: Literature Critique

The challenges of the school library as an evolving learning space

Word Count: 2,630

Bibliographic details:

IDEO. (2014). Design thinking for libraries - a toolkit for patron-centered design (p. 121). IDEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Retrieved from
Haycock, K. (2007). Collaboration: Critical success factors for student learning. School Libraries Worldwide13(1), 25–35.
La Marca, S. (2008). Reading spaces (pp. 1–12). Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Padua, Italy: International Association of School Librarianship. Retrieved from
Lin, P., Chen, K., & Chang, S.-S. (2010). Before there was a place called library - Library space as an invisible factor affecting students’ learning. Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services, 60(4), 339–351.
Oblinger, D., G. (2006). Learning how to see. In D. Oblinger G. (Ed.), Learning Spaces (pp. 14.1–14.11). Boulder, CO: Educause. Retrieved from
Willis, J., Bland, D., Hughes, H., & Elliott-Burns, R. (2013). Reimagining school libraries: emerging teacher pedagogic practices. Presented at the International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide, South Australia. Retrieved from


This essay will specifically focus on the libraries of educational institutions - in particular school libraries - their role in learning and the way in which design, design thinking and the design process can optimise student outcomes given the financial, physical and time constraints inherent to the school environment.... (read more)