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A Space of One’s Own: Learning Environments Derived from User-Centered Discovery Techniques
November 21, 2008

Academic libraries are committed to delivering new or improved learning spaces for students. Information/learning commons are de rigueur for libraries seeking to refresh and deepen their engageme…

Learning Curve: Adapting Library Workspaces
November 17, 2008

© 2008 James C. Haug EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October–December 2008) Good Ideas Learning Curve: Adapting Library Workspaces Student insights and suggestions help max…

The Research Library as a Center of Learning: Noteworthy Trends and Complementary Assessment Efforts
September 30, 2008

For a decade, research libraries have increasingly turned their attention to the learning needs of undergraduates, best depicted in the emergence and evolution of collaborative spaces referred to…

Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning
March 13, 2008

In response to frequent inquiries for information about planning academic library buildings, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Administration and Managemen…

Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning
November 9, 2007

Viewpoint Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning The information commons must adapt and evolve to become Commons 2.0, fostering student learning in new and creative…

Library Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan
August 27, 2004

This is the library disaster preparedness and recovery plan for the University of Virginia Library. This is the library disaster preparedness and…

Collection Disaster Response Procedures
August 23, 2005

This is the Collection Disaster Response Procedures for the University of Hawaii's Library preservation department. This is the Collection D…

More Than Coffee and Wireless
July 10, 2007

"For several years now, the talk about libraries as student-oriented buildings has focused on amenities to enhance the visitor’s experience. Students want their coffee and comfy couches on…

Locating an Information Commons
January 1, 2003

In 2002 the Dickinson College Library decided to create an Information Commons in its Waidner-Spahr Library. The question of location arose immediately. Most favored locating the facility at or …

Developing Collaborative Workstations
January 1, 2007

Good Ideas Developing Collaborative Workstations Careful consideration of student needs and testing of several prototypes yielded a successful model for collaborative workstations in the li…


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