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March 16, 2020

2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Mid-century Make-over

Creating a 21st Century Learning Center and Student Hub

As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration.
Abstract: Addressing current student expectations on campuses with mid-century buildings and a tight budget requires collaboration between the client and design team as well as creative placemaking solutions. As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration. You will learn how to develop practical, sustainable, and design-forward solutions for updating mid-century buildings and spaces that will attract and retain a diverse student population.

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June 17, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Symposium | June 2019

The Informal Learning Environment

What’s It Look Like? (by Elizabeth Mahon)

One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Abstract: One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.

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June 17, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Symposium | June 2019

The Informal Learning Environment

What’s It Look Like? (by Michael Schade)

One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Abstract: One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.

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June 17, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Symposium | June 2019

Designing Libraries for Learning

Abstract: One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.

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June 7, 2019

2019 North Atlantic Symposium | June 2019

One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
Abstract: Originally intended in the late 19th century as a suburban campus for New York University, the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus is unique in that it has had three libraries designed and built in the 19th, 20th, and the 21st centuries by leading architects: Gould Memorial Library, a neo-classical gem designed by Stanford White; Meister Hall, a mid-century modern library designed by Marcel Breuer; and North Hall, a thoroughly 21st century library designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

Libraries as repositories of knowledge have evolved over the centuries. Bronx Community College represents a case study of how libraries can (or cannot) adapt to changing times, needs, and function. Join us as we discuss the merits of each library and how their design exemplifies their evolving mission of making information more accessible over time.

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March 27, 2019

2019 Pacific Regional Conference | March 2019

Throw Out Your Books

Designing Libraries for Their New Roles

This session will use recent library projects to study the effect of major program shifts on student behavior and discourse.
Abstract: Designing libraries based on student experience rather than book storage provides the potential to cater to a wider variety of students and learning styles, transforming libraries from an afterthought for prospective students to an asset for recruitment. This session will use recent library projects to study the effect of major program shifts on student behavior and discourse. We will look at both larger capital improvement projects and “small wins” that can be readily executed.

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March 20, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2019

Renovating a Library So It Exceeds Sustainability Policies

The Neilson Library renovation went above and beyond Smith College’s campus sustainability policy by implementing a sustainability charter, prioritizing health and wellness, and advocating for positive change.
Abstract: The built environment directly affects human health and sustainability coordinators and campus planners are uniquely positioned to advocate for healthier buildings for their students, faculty, and staff. Smith College is a prime example of how a higher education institution can inspire market transformation. The Neilson Library renovation went above and beyond Smith College’s campus sustainability policy by implementing a sustainability charter, prioritizing health and wellness, and advocating for positive change. In this session, you will learn how material transparency and optimization can act as an avenue to address health and wellness in your institution's built environment.

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July 12, 2014

2014 SCUP–49 Annual Conference | July 2014

Making an IMPACT!

Advancing Student-Centered Learning at Purdue University

Discussion will focus on the changing expectations for librarians, especially as instructional partners, the redesigning of library learning spaces to support instructional innovation, and elements necessary for developing a faculty learning community focused on enhancing student-centered learning.
Abstract: The mission of Instruction Matters Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) is to redesign foundational courses using student-centered learning as a basis. The libraries' advancement of this campus-wide change will be discussed from three perspectives—administrative, space planning, and curriculum redesign. Discussion will focus on the changing expectations for librarians, especially as instructional partners, the redesigning of library learning spaces to support instructional innovation, and elements necessary for developing a faculty learning community focused on enhancing student-centered learning.

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