At the same time I recognized that our professional development collection was not used very much due to the way it was shelved following Dewey Classification numbers ending up to the farthest corner in the library.
Also our DP students were complaining that there were not enough quiet individual work spaces in school and in the library. Students tended to sit in between the shelves because books offered sound isolation as explained by a grade 12 student. That made me think about how can the library meet these needs.
|New Ball chairs and the PD Collection corner.|
First problem was that no furniture store sold these in Estonia. Sure enough I found them available at Ali Express but I was not sure about the quality of chairs nor service there. Finally we found a local company who agreed to order these for us ...and after almost 6 months worth of waiting the chairs arrived to the library this month.
|The students instantly moved in.|
And the PD collection? I have had several teachers stepping in and checking professional books out. Next week during the Library days we will hold an opening of this space for teachers with a goal of increasing the use of this collection even further.
|The chairs have legs:)|
|Finally - a personal quiet learning space.|