Også i USA, der design – eller utformingen av bibliotekrommet – nå står høyt på ALAs agenda: se People spaces in libraries:
in the past, people were drawn primarily by quality collections and secondarily by interesting events or compelling spaces. Now however, these three are much more equal at drawing people into the library.
… ’spaces need to support meaningful, delightful, repeatable experiences’, and “businesses must organize memorable events for their customers.”
When planning spaces, they need to support different types of activities, from an isolated, individual activity to participatory activities.