2013-03-22: Workshop #5

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.

2013-03-04: Workshop #4

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.