Success Stories

Inspiring creativity and creation – Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab

Vancouver Public Library’s (VPL) Inspiration Lab is the city’s newest creative destination – a place that nurtures talent and creativity. Libraries have always been about creating, exploring and bringing ideas to life, and the concept for the Lab came from library users themselves; they wanted to learn how to use technology for digital creation, including …read more &#65515

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Workers in transition – libraries responding in time of economic change – Tumbler Ridge Public Library

Tumbler Ridge has the distinction of being one of the most comprehensively pre-designed resource towns in British Columbia’s history. Built in the 1980s to support the development of local coal mines, its existence is directly connected to the success of the mining industry and subject to the fluctuations of the industry. In 2011, the international …read more &#65515

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The New Face of Public Libraries

Challenge – Libraries have seen a lot of change in the last few decades. The change is not just technological, it is in the way they provide services, why they provide it, and the types of resources they have built and deliver with their communities. Solution – Having an innovative approach brings the librarian out …read more &#65515

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Adapting to 21st Century Learning – The Learning Commons

Challenge – Adapting to 21st century learning. School libraries and librarians are faced with the challenge of maintaining their voice and advocating for their libraries with competing school priorities. Solution – creating a 21st century learning model, school libraries are increasingly reinventing themselves as “learning commons”. A learning commons is a physical and virtual space …read more &#65515

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Reaching Out to Under-Served Populations within the Community

Challenge – reaching out to under-served populations within the community The Adult Day Program serves local adults with mental and physical challenges.  For a variety of reasons, they are unable to access the library on their own and many of them had no idea what was available at the library for them until we started this …read more &#65515

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