Conference Presentations

Throw Out Your Books

Designing Libraries for Their New Roles
Published 2019
Presented by Shawn Calhoun, Karen A. Cribbins-Kuklin, Joey Favaloro

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.