Library Facility Design • Instructional Spaces
Activity: Adaptive Spaces

A library environment might be designed as a lively, colorful, inviting space. However, these visual elements could be overwhelming to a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read the following piece from Nancy Everhart on of what aspects of the library environment might be distracting to students with ASD and how the librarian might design the space to be more approachable for all students, then complete the reflection activity below.



Use the SWOT and Environmental Analysis forms above to investigate your library environment. Based on your evaluation, make a list of changes you could implement in your library.

MLA Citation Editorial Team, SLC. "Library Facility Design: Adaptive Spaces." School Library Connection, January 2019,

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Entry ID: 2172011