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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: The Design Process

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.

Envision your ideal library!

Creating the library facility and program that your school community wants and deserves begins with a vision and that vision can be facilitated in the participatory design process outlined in the PDF document below.


Decoration & Signage

Shelf signage

Here's a creative approach to signage -- students were asked to draw what they were interested in and the librarian, Cheryl Wolf at PS 63/PS 363 laminated the drawing and assigned the correct Dewey number.  Voila! Custom-made, kid-friendly shelf signage.

Elements of a Learning Commons


One NYC School Library

New Construction

Jerome Parker Campus Library, Staten Island, built 2008

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