February 17, 2018

Sue Kowalski | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Educators

Back when Sue Kowalski was a classroom teacher, she knew that a solid teacher-librarian partnership could create limitless possibilities. But her librarian, well…didn’t. So Kowalski went back to school for an MLS, completing it at the same time as that librarian was retiring. The rest is history.

UpClose: History, Updated | Library by Design, Spring 2014

After completing a complicated four-plus-year construction project, the Golden State is seeking silver this time—a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its newly renovated Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, to be precise. The reopening celebration for the California State Library (CSL) was held in February and capped a remarkable collaborative effort led by California’s Department of General Services (DGS), landlords of the property.

Growing Room: St. Louis Public Library’s Grand Central Renovation | Library by Design

There was never a doubt that the St. Louis Central Library building would remain a library and be restored, However, what was in doubt was the footprint. The original plan called for a proposed expansion outside the building’s original granite walls. But a local architectural firm took the risk of trying to convince library leaders that was the wrong way to go.

U.C. Library Renovations Double Visitors

Usage of the newly renovated McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz has doubled since the renovation. M. Elizabeth Cowell, associate university librarian, told LJ that gate count through December 2011 showed 201,100 visits, compared with 90,381 for the same time the previous year. That’s even more impressive when you consider that the building, renovated by […]