There’s Life in the Old Girl Yet:  Facelift for a 1970s Era Library<br />TLA 2009<br />Laura Baker<br />
Learning Commons<br /><ul><li>Space + service = User Experience
Integrates information, technology, and writing services– along with expert help – to create a learning environment that i...
A new conception of library services</li></li></ul><li>Challenge<br />“To conceive of it as owned by learners …”<br />Benn...
Top Patrons Needs<br />Computers and Technology<br />More workstations<br />Configured for groups, not individuals<br />
<ul><li>Technology enabled spaces
Pod design to facilitate group use</li></li></ul><li>2. Relaxed Intellectual Atmosphere<br />
Art Gallery<br />Positive work environment<br />
Deep Quiet Zones<br />
Create Your Own Space<br />
Casual seating<br />Coffee bar conversation<br />
3. Proactive service model<br />Old Ref. Desk …<br />… New Ref. Desk<br />
Collaboration<br />
Conversation<br />
Community<br />
Key Questions:<br />User relationship<br />
W E L C O M E<br />Key Questions:<br />Library that says YES<br />
Is it worth it?<br />
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Presentation given at 2009 Texas Library Association (TLA) annual conference. Discusses the planning, architectural, and service changes necessary for a learning commons and how these can be used to improve user experience and to make the library more effective.

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    1. 1. There’s Life in the Old Girl Yet: Facelift for a 1970s Era Library<br />TLA 2009<br />Laura Baker<br />
    2. 2. Learning Commons<br /><ul><li>Space + service = User Experience
    3. 3. Integrates information, technology, and writing services– along with expert help – to create a learning environment that is more complete, more holistic, and much more exciting.
    4. 4. A new conception of library services</li></li></ul><li>Challenge<br />“To conceive of it as owned by learners …”<br />Bennett, S. (2003) Libraries Designed for Learning, p.45 <br />Solution – Ask the User<br />Architecture<br />Interior Design<br />Market Research<br /> Student and faculty surveys/ focus groups<br />
    5. 5. Top Patrons Needs<br />Computers and Technology<br />More workstations<br />Configured for groups, not individuals<br />
    6. 6. <ul><li>Technology enabled spaces
    7. 7. Pod design to facilitate group use</li></li></ul><li>2. Relaxed Intellectual Atmosphere<br />
    8. 8. Art Gallery<br />Positive work environment<br />
    9. 9. Deep Quiet Zones<br />
    10. 10. Create Your Own Space<br />
    11. 11. Casual seating<br />Coffee bar conversation<br />
    12. 12. 3. Proactive service model<br />Old Ref. Desk …<br />… New Ref. Desk<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Collaboration<br />
    15. 15. Conversation<br />
    16. 16. Community<br />
    17. 17. Key Questions:<br />User relationship<br />
    18. 18. W E L C O M E<br />Key Questions:<br />Library that says YES<br />
    19. 19. Is it worth it?<br />
    20. 20. Contact Information<br />http://www.acu.edu/learningcommons<br />Laura Baker<br />Librarian and Interim Learning Commons Coordinator<br />laura.baker@acu.edu<br />

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