Today’s Plan Your Campus: Campus Master Plan Information Exchange in the ARC was a great opportunity for conversations about planning for the Library and the Archives of the future. See the LAMP posters here.
Update: also check out the post on draft emerging concepts for Stauffer and Douglas, here.
The LAMP Steering Committee engaged with the CS&P planning team today in a workshop focused on re-imagining Stauffer Library and Douglas Library. The ideas build on the student learning experience theme of the Queen’s Learning Commons in Stauffer Library, and a new focus on archives and special collections in Douglas Library. There was much enthusiasm and feedback, and the CS&P team will be working on another set of drawings to solicit general feedback on these ideas in April.
If the library builds multimedia labs, where you can create as well as access media, what should they include?
Are some library spaces too noisy? Some too quiet? Where and when?
We’ve heard some spots are too dark… where and when?
Which do you choose first… open table, carrel, lounge chair… Which furniture doesn’t work for you and why?
The LAMP Steering Group had a visioning workshop with the CS&P team today, and we were joined by one of the architects working on the Campus Master Plan. It was a lively discussion, ranging from defining ‘what is a library’ to discussions of specific programming opportunities for study/learning/teaching space and service space. The architects challenged the group to discuss/debate/and recommend programme opportunities from a proposed menu of potential spaces and to propose new opportunities, to develop a new alchemy of spaces for the future library and archives. It was noted that Stauffer Library and Douglas Library are a pivotal point in the campus, and offer the potential to create a Library Town Square.
Do you use just one library (which one?) or more than one?