Communicating our     Renovation Plan                Joseph Kraus                 @jokrausdu    http://www.slideshare.net/...
Let’s play pretend!Imagine that you are either:A. Faculty memberB. Graduate studentC. Undergraduate studentD. Alumni or Vi...
Why are we playing pretend?• Our library will undergo a massive renovation  – 1972, old HVAC system and lighting, Pre‐1976...
More info about us•   145+ year old medium sized private institution•   9,000 FTE students with a Law School•   ~ $25‐30M•...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50407478@N00/2224490424/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kslovesbooks/3812147476/ andhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kslovesbooks/3812148960/
Some past actions• Brainstormed with library faculty and staff   about questions we think patrons will have.
• https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJKCBBM
Blog setup for the main portal• Weekly info   about the   renovation• Pics and vids• Comments• Polls• Furniture• Group stu...
What has already been     announced?
Need Student Input
Think back to your group…• What kind of information would you like to   receive? And how?• What kind of input would you li...
Thanks!• Go get lunch.
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  1. 1. Communicating our  Renovation Plan Joseph Kraus @jokrausdu http://www.slideshare.net/jokrausdu University of Denver, Penrose Library Associate ProfessorScience and Engineering Reference Librarian January 16, 2011
  2. 2. Let’s play pretend!Imagine that you are either:A. Faculty memberB. Graduate studentC. Undergraduate studentD. Alumni or Visitor
  3. 3. Why are we playing pretend?• Our library will undergo a massive renovation – 1972, old HVAC system and lighting, Pre‐1976 ADA  standards, not much group study space, etc.• 140,000 square feet on three floors• Leave the building for 18 months (6/11‐12/12) – Library services will go to the Student Union  (Driscoll) Ballroom.  Offices go to an old dorm. – Books go to a storage facility
  4. 4. More info about us• 145+ year old medium sized private institution• 9,000 FTE students with a Law School• ~ $25‐30M• Over 2 million items in the collection• Lots of orange
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/50407478@N00/2224490424/
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kslovesbooks/3812147476/ andhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kslovesbooks/3812148960/
  7. 7. Some past actions• Brainstormed with library faculty and staff  about questions we think patrons will have.
  8. 8. • https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJKCBBM
  9. 9. Blog setup for the main portal• Weekly info  about the  renovation• Pics and vids• Comments• Polls• Furniture• Group study  rooms
  10. 10. What has already been  announced?
  11. 11. Need Student Input
  12. 12. Think back to your group…• What kind of information would you like to  receive? And how?• What kind of input would you like to have?• What kind of questions would you have?
  13. 13. Thanks!• Go get lunch.

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