Reimagining Library Spaces to Foster Design Thinking

As school librarians implement the AASL standards, the Explore Shared Foundation necessitates that we offer space for discovery and innovation. Implementing some of the standards takes creativity and ingenuity on the part of the librarian to make dated or traditional spaces still relevant to today’s students. This session will cover how two librarians used limited funds to transform traditional spaces to foster design thinking in their students and project examples of design thinking activities.


  • Adele Koch, Librarian, Sacred Heart Model School
  • Amy Fears, Innovation and Research Specialist, St. Michael School