2014-09-02 Fall 2014

Behind the scenes, LAMP is providing the intended framework for priorities in the Library and Archives. An update for the Campus Planning Advisory Committee outlines a number of initiatives, including several ways we’re drawing upon that framework:

  • LAMP Collections project to apply the new collections paradigm envisioned in LAMP, including preparations for a collaborative print storage partnership at Downsview with the University of Toronto, McMaster University, Western University and the University of Ottawa.
  • Law Library project to prepare for implementation of LAMP plans for transformation of the lower level into student learning space.
  • Engineering & Science (Douglas Library) project to reduce the physical footprint of reference books and current periodicals, highlight key resources and services, and create new user spaces, demonstrating the vision of LAMP and preparing for further renovations.
  • Public Services Renewal project to develop a new model for operating the service points across all the physical locations of the Library and Archives.
  • Initial discussions with several scholars about steps towards development of the Centre for Digital and Print Culture.

The advisory committee is in formation. Stay tuned for more updates this Fall!

2013-10-29 Senate

The Library and Archives Master Plan was presented to Senate today for information and comment. The questions related to design elements and measures to be taken to retain study spaces and limit noise during renovations. A student Senator expressed strong support for the Plan. There were no questions or comments that indicated a need for revisions to the concepts or documents. The next step is presentation to the Queen’s University Planning Committee, for recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

What do you think of the Library and Archives Master Plan?

In 2012-13, the LAMP project progressed through the phases of discovery, analysis and exploration, and the final stage of reporting was completed over the summer. As we start the 2013-14 academic year, the LAMP Steering Group is pleased to share the Library and Archives Master Plan with the Queen’s community, and welcomes your feedback. (The file is large, so while it downloads you may want to read the Executive Summary.)

LAMP is being presented to various groups for information and comment this Fall, including Senate in October. Recommendations will go to the Board in December.



2013-09-09 QUPC

The Queen’s University Planning Committee (QUPC) received a status report on the Library and Archives Master Plan today, for information and comment. The full LAMP report is in production and will be posted in the week of September 23rd. The LAMP Steering Group will continue its listening as the Queen’s community reviews the Plan. The Plan will be submitted to the QUPC in November for recommendation to the Board in December.


Guest Blog Post for Campus Master Plan (CMP)

This month’s Campus Master Plan blog post comes courtesy of Martha Whitehead, Queen’s University Librarian and Chair of the Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) Steering Group. The CMP project team has been working closely with Martha and the LAMP Consultant Team to ensure both planning efforts complement and inform one another. In her post, Martha writes about the importance and changing face of libraries, their central role in the Queen’s campus experience, and some of the key directions of the forthcoming Library & Archives Master Plan.

See the guest blog post by Martha Whitehead, Queen’s University Librarian on the CMP blog.

2013-07-03 Phase 3

The LAMP Steering Group met today with our consultants to begin wrapping up Phase 3 of the planning process – proposed recommendations. This follows on Phase 1, the discovery and analysis begun last November, and Phase 2, the exploration that occurred throughout the spring. A full report will be prepared this summer, for review by the community this coming fall.