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Delivered
July 23, 2020

2020 Annual Conference | July 2020

Adapting to COVID-19 During a Library Building Project

How Kenyon Is (Safely) Maintaining Its Residential Experience

We will explore how Kenyon College is keeping the momentum of its master plan implementation alive while adapting to the COVID-19 era through the lens of an in-construction library project.
Abstract: With COVID-19 guidelines often in direct opposition to the intention of the campus residential experience, it's important for schools to maintain a future-focused mindset while planning an institutional response. We will explore how Kenyon College is keeping the momentum of its master plan implementation alive while adapting to the COVID-19 era through the lens of an in-construction library project. Find out how your institution can take precautions to protect students from COVID-19 without sacrificing the residential experience, thereby keeping students more engaged and compliant with stricter rules during their transition back to campus.

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Delivered
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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Delivered
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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Delivered
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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Delivered
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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Published
April 1, 2018

The Library as Learning Commons

Even in the digital age, the library plays a fundamental role in campus life and learning, particularly when it’s updated to meet the needs of 21st-century students and pedagogies.

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018

Abstract: Following decades of decline in perceived status and value, the university library has found new life as a center of the knowledge economy, of collaborative learning, and of creative production. The challenge of updating the library mission for the digital age is further complicated when that library resides within a 1960s Brutalist concrete structure. The revitalization of the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons at the Wentworth Institute of Technology illustrates the process of transforming a foreboding, bunker-like space into a modern, vibrant campus destination.

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Delivered
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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