Thoughtful Library Design
— The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog
As they renovate old libraries and plan new ones, colleges consider the purpose of the buildings — and how to make them popular.
Thoughtful Design Keeps New Libraries Relevant
Not everything students want and need is online
— reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education
But now librarians increasingly find that administrators, professors, and students see the library building as essential, a romanticized heart of the campus. At the same time, though, libraries have changed radically from the stodgy and stuffy repositories of years past. Some people wonder whether libraries have loosened up too much, and what libraries will look like in the future.