Welcome to the Library and Archives Master Plan. This project launched in May 2012 and this site will provide information and updates along the way.

The first step of the process is a Request for Proposals for a planning partner. This work is happening over the summer of 2012, with the expectation that a partner will be selected and ready to go by October 2012. The planning partner will then work with the steering group to engage Queen’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators and the local community in considering the future of academic research libraries and archives and in providing ideas for the services and amenities to be provided in the physical facilities of the Library and the Archives.

When completed, the Library and Archives Master Plan will provide high-level options and recommendations for the development of the Library’s and Archives’ facilities. Each option proposed will be accompanied with cost estimates and a weighted list of constraints and opportunities.  The Library and Archives Master Plan will be presented in a concise, updatable format, both on the web and in print, which will aid with future redevelopment efforts and possible donor solicitation.

The LAMP Steering Group welcomes your questions and comments!