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Creating a new LINQ to learning spaces

A new node in the Queen’s University Library network is about to be unveiled in Watson Hall.  

"Watson Hall"
Two former offices in Watson Hall been refurbished as a LINQ (Library Information Network at Queen’s), an innovative approach to providing additional collaborative study space in various locations on campus. (University Communications)

Two rooms, formerly offices, have been refurbished as a LINQ (Library Information Network at Queen’s), an innovative approach to providing additional collaborative study space in various locations on campus. The LINQ offers students smaller-scale inviting spaces that look and feel like the libraries they love, and includes a virtual display highlighting the library’s information resources, people and services to help with their research.

“In a LINQ, you can expect the same welcoming look and feel as other Queen’s University Library spaces. And as with all library locations, LINQs are open to any member of the Queen’s community in any discipline, and are designed to be inclusive, accessible, creative spaces,” says Martha Whitehead, Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian.

The Watson Hall LINQ creates a new learning space with 21 seats, where students can study and work together on course-related projects in an inspiring library atmosphere, in a highly-visible location close to professors and teaching assistants, as well as residences and dining halls. This space has been developed in accordance with the strategies outlined in the Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) to achieve a high level learning experience. 

The Watson LINQ is made possible through the generous support of the Joseph S. Stauffer Foundation.

The Queen’s community is invited to drop by the LINQ in Watson Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 26 3:30-5 pm to preview this exciting new space, and enjoy some conversation and light refreshments.

Those interested in exploring the possibility of providing a LINQ in their space are invited to get in touch with the Office of the Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian.