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Collaborative Partnership for Managing the Crucial Aspects of Libraries: Space and Technology


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The crucial issues in present era in the science and technology library are, space and technology. The physical space in library is either reducing or it can be said that the requirement has been increasing in the recent time, and also the digital technology is rising phenomenally. Creative Integration of Space and Technology can enhance collaborative partnership among faculty, students and librarians to inspire active learning through the exploration of various resources and tools available from libraries. User awareness of such services is absolutely critical and this integration can help develop this awareness. To deal with this matter, the presentation tries to discuss in detail about different aspects of the above mentioned two important areas of library viz., Space and Technology. For reviewing it, the examples of advanced libraries of different countries have been included to showcase the measures being taken up by them to overcome the problems of the space and technology pertaining in the library. Through this presentation, an attempt has been made for enhancement of administration of the library management as well as for providing better user services.

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Collaborative Partnership for Managing the Crucial Aspects of Libraries: Space and Technology

  1. 1. “ Collaborative Partnership for Managing the Crucial Aspects of Libraries: Space and Technology Dr. Meeta Rathod Mr. Jay Bhatt
  2. 2. Academic Libraries are in the Business of HUMAN LEARNING
  3. 3. Introduction Today Library is a place which supports student learning by promoting access  to information technology  collaboration spaces and individual study spaces,  media creation, and  tech support.
  4. 4. Introduction (contd.)  Library is now  a meeting space,  a connections space,  a creating and learning space.
  5. 5. Introduction (contd.)  Impact of technology is exemplified in how patrons use physical space  Shifts in usage patterns, technology has changed what patrons come to expect from the library  This further changed the physical space
  6. 6. Space : As students are looking for a space to work and connect with one another  Living Labs  Learning commons  Build context-awareness smart space  Location based service applications  With increase in data speeds, increased changes in library space
  7. 7. Space (Contd.) Key to smart space environment construction • Creativity • Agility • Open Mindness • Innovation
  8. 8. University of Chicago Reading Room above underground stacks
  9. 9. Technology  Technology is constantly changing brick and mortar, physical space of the academic library.  Technology and library space have had a long standing relationship  Internet changed everything  Libraries positioned as the first institutions to freely connect the public to the internet
  10. 10. Technolgy (Contd.) Future Library is expected equipped with  Library bookmark & Guide (lib guide)  Book Delivery Drone (happening in Australia)  Digital Interface for print books  Mobile library centre  Print on demand machine  Access to library via commonly used app  Digital tools such as social networking site
  11. 11. NCSU Libraries Visualization Lab – Jeff oldbers/Esto
  12. 12. Collaboration  Mindset of librarians: Librarians must assert themselves and take active role in the course • be Confident • make Connection with students & faculties • build relationship with students & faculties • collaborate in activities
  13. 13. Collaboration (Contd.)  Involve in Assessment  Partnering with Faculty on projects will offer rewards such as • Improved services • Greater student learning • Ability to grow as professional
  14. 14. Collaboration (Contd.)  Cooperative partnership  Faculty training  Technology assistance  Collection development  Information literacy instruction in coursework
  15. 15. Collaboration (Contd.) Advantage to Faculty in partnering with librarians • To offer their students a more well rounded education, going beyond teaching the discipline and into teaching transferable skills • Can enhance instruction to improve students critical thinking and information skills • No involvement in Assessment
  16. 16. Exchange of IdeasDuring assignment and project work @ BRCM College
  17. 17. Interaction with students in their project @ Drexel University
  18. 18. Conclusion • Learning commons rather than reading rooms. • Digital age - positive impact on library design. • Technology allows library to be more flexible and space within them more fluid • Library not defined by the collections but space to encourage interaction between, and among, library users and library staff • In a nutshell a course to be effective, collaboration, communication, and trust between faculty and librarian are key.
  19. 19. Any Suggestions ? Thank You