The LAMP Implementation Advisory committee

The LAMP Implementation Advisory committee held two meetings last year. The meetings centered around providing updates to the committee on the efforts undertaken by staff to implement the LAMP recommendation in the following areas:

  • Collections
  • Law Library renovations
  • Stauffer Library Terrace
  • Library Square
  • LINQ Principles and Planning
  • Stauffer/Douglas sub project (this includes the Music collection move from Jordon Library)

Stauffer and Douglas Library Sub-projects

With students taking full advantage of every inch of space in our libraries in these early days of December, it was rewarding to begin reviewing opportunities for the Stauffer and Douglas Library LAMP sub-projects with CS&P Architects Inc. in November.

The projects will look at:

  • Stauffer Library service point and adjacent staff area
  • The lower level of Stauffer as it pertains to the opportunities provided by the 2016 move of ITServices to MacCorry
  • The second level of Stauffer to incorporate Music
  • The sixth level of Douglas Library where W.D. Jordan Library is located
  • The entry level of Douglas.

CS&P Architects has made two site visits and met with stakeholders to gather information in December and obtain feedback on their initial design concepts. Further stakeholder meetings were held on February 2nd, and included reminders of the high level LAMP concepts for the two libraries.

Layer of Access Core Criteria for Bound Journals

The Library Leadership Team has reviewed the Library’s Layer of Access Core Criteria for bound journals and the Library is now sharing with advisory groups and poised to implement the layers of access to bound journals that have perpetual assess.  A new Information Resources Working Group will oversee the implementation of this work. The LAMP Collections project group is wrapping up, having completed its role in developing a layered approach to print collections access.


The Library and Archives Master Plan recommended the addition of smaller clusters of Library study space. This new concept of library space was called a Library Information Network at Queen’s (LINQ).

We have developed a set of principles for the development and operations of LAMP LINQs based on strategic priorities, and from stakeholders. Designs for a LINQ site on the first floor of Watson Hall have been drawn up.

Music collection move

The project team, which comprises Library staff and faculty members has met monthly from April to December and completed the tasks needed to prepare for the move to Stauffer Library from Jordon Library.

They team established the requirements that would need to be in place at Stauffer to ensure a smooth transition. The final task for their consideration is to provide feedback on the design concepts at Stauffer Library.

Summer 2015 Update

Here is the latest update for the Campus Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC). Some of the current priorities include:

  • Accessibility: This is being addressed in the Stauffer Terrace design to provide completely barrier-free access to this space. Renovations in the Law Library include rooms specifically designed to support individuals with disabilities as well as a new accessible washroom on the main floor.
  • Collections: A project team has been established with a mandate to draft the details of the new collections paradigm envisioned in LAMP, defining layers of access that include active physical collections in open stacks, improved stewardship of valuable materials and prudent use of off-site storage. User consultations are planned for Fall 2015.
  • Douglas Library: A project team, including representatives of the School of Music, has begun to discuss user requirements for Music collections and services to be relocated in Stauffer Library.

Please check back for periodic updates.

The Tree Lighting program

The Tree lighting program will provide lighting on the trees in front of Stauffer Library on both Union Street and University Avenue, with flood lights in the warmer months and seasonal lighting in the winter months.

The designs were approved last fall, and we are looking to secure a funder to complete this work.

Law Library renovations

The Lederman Law Library was the first library to test the layers of access principle in redefining the collection to optimize the use of space. Library space was also repurposed to provide additional study rooms on the first floor of the library.

The second phase of this work will see the entrance to the library being renovated to provide a more convenient accessible entrance into the library and a newer set of security gates along with an upgraded HVAC system.