Some questions to begin. How are collections balanced? Is there a balance between print and digital? I know that for some there may be a need for more print collections that's the traditional view of the library. But with the growth in digital devices ...
We are trying to create or recreate a space - a place for study and for learning. Oldenburg, R. (1999). The great good place: Cafes, coffee shops, bookstores, bars, hair salons and other hangouts at the heart of a community. (2nd Ed.) Cambridge, MA: Da Cap...
The library is "a growing organism" (Ranganatham, 1931, p. 382), and as a dynamic and fluid environment CHANGE is a part of the library. Ranganathan, S. R. (1931). The five laws of library science . Madras, India: The Madras Library Association. Accessed on...
Students come to the library to study, to research, to "hangout," and to use our computers. And they do this by themselves, in planned groups, or in opportune groups. Our job is to provide space that is flexible enough to meet their needs. Do we encourage...
And then, a new term enters ... the COMMONS - used sometimes to refer to the library, or a part of the library. The PHYSICAL commons - the learning commons, the information commons, the computer commons - this focuses on the ACTIVITY. The presence of the co...
Johnson, B. L. (1939). Vitalizing a college library . Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Accessed December 14, 2013 online at http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015033893192 Hathi Digital Trust. Johnson mentions books as a CONSTANT and NATURAL. Does t...
We know there is a perceived need for more digital - greater access - and a larger, more robust collection. But, there is something to be said for the physical book - almost a cultural connection - a sensual, tactile connection, holding a book, turning the...
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