Staff in the libraries and archives have been participating in stakeholder consultations in a variety of ways, including a January 10th focus group session facilitated by Erik Lockhart of Queen’s Executive Decision Centre. The results will be collated with other inputs to shape the key elements of the plan. The 46 participants were asked four questions:
- What types and configurations of spaces would you like to see incorporated into the master plan?
- What improvements (modifications, tweaks etc.) would you like to existing library and archives spaces? (Consider: (e.g. programming, security, access, egress, food services, lighting etc.).
- In what ways do you see technology incorporated into the master plan?
- Guiding principles and priorities. Imagine you are writing the executive summary of the plan and you need include a few key guiding principles that must be maintained in all the suggestions, strategies and recommendations contained within the plan.
See the report for their answers: Library and Archives Master Plan: Queen’s University Library and Archives Staff Focus Group Highlights, January 10, 2013