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  • 1. Library as a "Third Place" NYLA Annual Conference November 7, 2008 Arezoo Moseni The New York Public Library [email_address] Terry Kirchner Columbia University Libraries [email_address]

2. Goals

  • To better understand libraries as third place
  • To show examples of third placescreated at NYPL and Columbia University

3. Third Place

  • Ray Oldenburg (1989)
  • The great good place: Cafes, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts, and how they get you through the day .

4. 1 stplace = home 5. 2 ndplace = work 6. 3 rdplace = welcoming other space 7. 3 rdplace characteristics

  • Distinct from home or workneutral
  • Liberating & free space
  • Destinations of choice
  • Encourages people to stay & to return

8. Library as a Third Place

  • Art
  • Design
    • Color
    • Furniture
    • Light
  • Outdoor Space
  • Technology
    • Classes
    • Computers
    • Digital Projects
    • Virtual Space
  • Entertainment

9. Art 10. Exhibition Area Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037 11. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture General Research Reading Area 12. Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458 Iigo Manglano-Ovalle,Portrait of a Young Reader A dramatic depiction of a young persons DNA sequence 13. Bronx Library Center Children Area 14. Melrose Branch,910 Morris Avenue , Bronx, NY 10451 Teens Area 15. Melrose Branch Toddlers Area 16. Jerome Park Branch, 118 Eames Place , Bronx, NY 10468 Interactive Learning 17. Morris Park Branch,985 Morris Park Avenue , Bronx, 10462 Toddlers Lounge 18. Riverdale Branch ,5540 Mosholu Avenue , Bronx, NY 10471 19. South Beach Branch, 21-25 Robin Road, Staten Island, NY 10305 20. Jerome Park Branch The Mobiles 21. 22. Design Color Furniture Light 23. Clasons Point Branch, 1215 Morrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472 Toddlers and Children Area 24. Riverdale Branch Toddlers Area 25. Mulberry Street Branch ,10 Jersey Street , New York, NY 10012 Toddlers Area 26. Hamilton Fish Branch , 415 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002 Picture Books Seating 27. Van Nest Branch,2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 Story Steps 28. Aguilar Branch,174 East 110th Street, New York, NY 10029 Children Area 29. Bloomingdale Branch, 150 West 100th Street, New York, NY 10025 Children Lounge 30. Fort Washington Branch, 535 West 179th Street, New York, NY10033 Children Area 31. Fort Washington Branch Lampshades 32. Aguilar Branch Teens Lounge after renovation 33. Teen Central Teen Message Center Hamilton Fish Branch, 415 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002-1197 Teen Lounge 34. St. George Library Center ,5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Teen Area 35. Jerome Park Branch Teen Lounge and Graphic Novels 36. Muhlenberg Branch,209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011 Teens Area 37. Parkchester Branch,1985 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 Adults Lounge 38. Tremont Branch, 1866 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 Adults Lounge 39. Riverdale Branch Adults Area 40. Belmont Branch,610 E. 186th Street, Bronx, NY 10458 New Lights in the Atrium Previous lighting 41. Bronx Library Center,310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458 42. Bronx Library Center Reference Area 43. Technology / Web 2.0 Classrooms Computers Digital Projects Virtual Space 44. Humanities and Social Sciences Library 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2788 South Court Classrooms 45. Science, Industry and Business Library Classroom Laptop Docking Area 46. Fort Washington Branch Adults Computes 47. Francis Martin Branch,2150 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 Adults Computers 48. Aguilar Branch Teens Computers Before renovation Computer table wire management 49. Morris Park Branch,985 Morris Park Avenue , Bronx, 10462 Teen Computers 50. Clasons Point Branch,1215 Morrison Avenue, Bronx 10472 Teens Information Desk, Computers and Self Check Out 51. Morris Park Branch,985 Morris Park Avenue , Bronx, 10462 Children Computes 52. Aguilar Branch Children Computers 53. Bronx Library Center Children Computers 54. Hamilton Fish Branch Children Computers 55. Science, Industry and Business Library Business Information Wall 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. Outdoor Space 62. 58 thStreet Branch, 127 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022-1211 63. Riverdale Branch,5540 Mosholu Avenue , Bronx, NY 10471 64. 65. Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 Selis Reading Room Reading Terrace 66. Great Kills Branch,56 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308 23 September 1954 Glass vestibule under construction 67. Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498Drama Film Dance Reference Desk and Reading Area 68. Belmont Branch Home to the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center Collection 69. Entertainment 70. Humanities and Social Sciences Library South Court Auditorium Uncle Toms CabinReconsidered:A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates &Margo Jefferson. Moderated by Thelma Golden 71. 72. Humanities and Social Sciences Library South Court Theater 73. Clasons Point Branch Community Room 74. Eastchester Branch,1385 East Gun Hill Road , Bronx 10469 Community Room Before renovation 75. Riverdale Branch Community Room 76. Van Nest Branch Community Room 77.

  • User-friendly
  • Interactive
  • Do-it-yourself

Relational Aesthetics Nicolas Bourriaud Relational Aesthetics(1998/english version 2002) andPostproduction(2001) A set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space."

  • Freedom to explore opportunities
  • Imagination to initiate new possibilities
  • Collaborate with communities

78. 79. 80. 81. 82. Butler Library Lobby 83. 84. Lounge as Third Place 85. 86. 87. 88. Business Library - Before 89. Group rooms along perimeter wall Inside group room Business Library - After 90. Geology Library - Before 91. 92. Geology Lib. - After 93. 94. 95. 96. Library as a Third PlaceCredits

  • David Aaron
  • Amanda Bielskas
  • Davis Brody Bond
  • Dattner Architects
  • Marzena Ermler
  • Regina Golia
  • Diana lacshatanere

Anne Lehman Laini Madhubuti Mark McClusky Jonathan Pace Jennifer Rutner Noel Ruiz Edward Walker 97. Humanities and Social Sciences Library