Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Leading Schools Summit at the Friday Institute. The event was sponsored jointly by the Friday Institute and OETC. The event brought together school leaders from 9 states to explore school culture, professional learning, community engagement, and flexible learning spaces. The opportunity to dive into these issues with other school leaders, and in an environment such as provided by the Friday Institute, was an inspiring and satisfying experience.
One highlight in particular was a behind the scenes tour of the Hunt Library. The Hunt Library provides students with inspiring open spaces for study and collaboration. A decision was made during the design phase of the library to house the vast 1.5 million volume collection in robotic stacks, thus freeing up more room for students. The result is an amazing space.
Below is a link to a short video that provides more information about the library.