What can the library do
Services and Spaces
at Smiley Library
What’s this All About?
Where are we headed?
How the library is changing
What do you want?
How can these changes help you?
Services for Science Majors
What do you want the library to
do for you?
Where are We Heading?
Libraries are changing rapidly from
traditional “book spaces” into
collaborative user-centered spaces.
Library Services must become more
than just reference assistance. We
are no longer “Gatekeepers”.
Services must change to meet the
needs of students
What do CMU Students
Group study space
82% chose group study space over collection
73% chose “more workstations” over collections
More comfortable seating (lounge areas)
56% ranked lounge seating 1st or 2nd choice
More electronic resources
Instruction (formal or informal)
More opportunities for social interaction (on
How is Smiley Library
Libraries are evolving away from
“buildings full of books”
Bright, open spaces with access
to technology and collaborative
Less emphasis on print collections
Increased access to creative
Access to special programming,
Methodist Reading Room
How is the Library Changing?
Library Blog and Facebook
Browse a database
How can these changes help
Renovations provide increased
access to technology
Easier searching, one stop shop
Collaborative Group spaces
Resources for all, despite