Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces in Higher Education Vol: 29

Enakshi Sengupta
Centre for Advanced Research in Education (HETL), USA

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Milton D. Cox
Miami University, USA

Product Details
16 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
216 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning


Modern academic libraries must respond not only to pedagogical changes, but to technological changes. Accommodating advances in technology into library space, design, and management is a critical challenge. How can modern libraries successfully integrate traditional learnings forms with digital ones?  This book presents case studies and empirical evidence which focus on the current landscape and future potential posed by the changing face of libraries. Readers are invited to learn how the re-modelling and new architectural design of existing libraries can revitalise the library space and inculcate digital literacy development within their walls. The authors offer an engaging account of how libraries’ meet users’ needs and utilize stakeholder inputs to design truly innovative library spaces.
Part 1. Collaborative Learning Space 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Designing Effective Library Learning Space in Higher Education: Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger and Milton D. Cox 
Chapter 2. From 'Dust to to the Dawn of a New Age: Afra Bolefski 
Chapter 3. Library Collections at Georgia Tech and the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative: Alexis Linoski, Sofia Slutskaya and Elizabeth Holdsworth 
Chapter 4. Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces - Student2StudentScholar: Christena A. McKillop 
Chapter 5. User Experience Applied At University Libraries: Marina Chagas Oliveira and Adriana Maria de Souza Chapter 6. A Study On Digital Literacy Perceptions when Designing Library Learning for Rural Community Colleges: Nancy Adam-Turner, Dana D. Burnett and Gail K. Dickinson 
Chapter 7. Live Online Information Literacy Teaching and Learning: Ute Manecke 
Part 2. Effective Design 
Chapter 8. Beyond the Classroom: Abigail Moore and Beth Caruso 
Chapter 9. Designing Library Space to Support Evolving Campus needs: Daniel J. Harper and Katy B. Mathuews Chapter 10. Building a Better Space: Katherine Quinnell
Enakshi Sengupta serves as Associate Director of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA. 

Patrick Blessinger is the Chief Research Scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA.  

Milton D. Cox is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University, USA.
‘This book provides case studies across the physical and virtual information landscape. The chapters offer theoretical context and practical guidance for considering, planning, actualizing, and assessing library learning spaces that are designed to meet 21st century access needs.’ - Dr. J. Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe, PhD Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Amherst College, USA

‘As this fascinating collection reveals, libraries are being transformed into vibrant active and virtual learning spaces. This timely book is inspiring and instructive for all concerned with the role of the contemporary academic library.’ - Professor Digby Warren, Head of the Centre for Professional and Educational Development, London Metropolitan University, UK

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