In the new MLK Jr Library, I would like to see the following: 1) More personnel to assist visitors on multiple levels and reading rooms of new library 2) More computers with wifi access 3) Monthly tributes to honor MLK's legacy (i.e. films, forums, children history events) 4) Special collection or exhibit area remembering Dr. King in a prominent location of library,i.e. first floor main lobby 5) Cafe and lounge areas ...more »
On Wednesday, November 4, a panel discussion and community conversation were held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library to discuss ideas for honoring Dr. King's legacy in the renovated and modernized library, both through the physical building and through the programs and services the library provides throughout the city. DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan opened the event, and 13-term ...more »
the digital commons should have multiple sign up stations for the computers and a separate printing station, as it is, one person having difficultly jams up the entire system
The adaptive services division should be on the 1st floor. With accessibility as a central tenet, physical accessibility should be a high priority.
Need to better define work space vs public space in department--maybe cubicles, rooms with doors?
There should be space dedicated to the Ablegamers accessibility arcade.
It'd be great to have a space that shares audio and video from the collection and gives customers the chance to share their own.
The Special Collections departments should have a meeting room/classroom space for its own events.
There should be small exhibit areas and display space to show off interesting and important items in the collection, especially since the contents of the collections are not always accessible.
There should be a welcome desk to direct customers and answer questions.
Study tables and chairs with sufficient space to spread out larger items like maps, newspapers, atlases, etc. is important.
At least one kitchen should be available for those planning events to store drinks and food prepared elsewhere.