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Tuesday, April 9 • 9:00am - 9:45am
5.7 Purposeful Space Design for Libraries

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CNI has been working with the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) to examine how new and renovated spaces can better reflect contemporary needs and contribute to the programmatic priorities of their institution. One way of defining the characteristics of a space is to create a "job description" for it, and that is what groups of participants did at a roundtable co-sponsored by CNI and LSC in December 2018. We'll highlight some specific aspects of job descriptions for spaces, including responsibilities, required skills, etc. Another theme of that roundtable and one heard increasingly in space design circles, is the notion of permeability, space that can be fluid and that changes according to the people using it for particular purposes at particular times. Permeability can happen anywhere, on all campuses, in all building types, and even outdoors. We will examine permeable space design and examples of collaborative use for teaching, learning, and research in academic libraries. Finally, we'll describe linking assessment to the goals for the space and moving assessment to a mission-critical focus instead of merely a focus on user satisfaction.


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Joan Lippincott

Associate Executive Director Emerita, Coalition for Networked Information
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Tom Hickerson

Principle Investigator, University of Calgary
Tom Hickerson formerly served as Vice Provost for Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian at the University of Calgary, 2006-2018. He led the programmatic design of the Taylor Family Digital Library and a high-density storage facility, a $205 million capital project... Read More →

Kelly Miller

Associate Dean for Learning and Research Services, University of Miami

Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am