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1 Imagine the Possibilities University Libraries Modernization Libraries A presentation to the Cabinet and Council of Deans Friday, August 21 By Patrick Burns, Vice President for IT and Interim Dean of Libraries

2 VISION: Meeting student and faculty needs today and in the future An expanded ‘Information Commons’ (86.3M Google ‘hits’) that supports how today’s students learn and faculty teach, with the latest technologies, open 24/7 Providing an environment where students intermingle with and learn from their contemporaries through observation and collaboration University Libraries

3 Morgan Library Today Original building opened in 1965, addition in ,584 square feet, 2 million volumes, an over-subscribed computer lab, and limited study/tutoring/classroom space Provides services for ~25,000 students and 6,250 faculty/staff 1.3 millions visits a year But, crowded with students learning 65% ‘prefer’ to study in Morgan It’s staffed – help is available 17% increase over the past decade Morgan seats 11% (2,570) of students ‘Standard’ is 20% University Libraries

4 What CSU students tell us I would use the Morgan Library more if it… 54% – wasn’t so crowded 44% – had more comfortable seating 36% – was quieter I would use the Morgan Library computer lab more if it… 55% – provided more work space on the desks 32% – provided more group study rooms University Libraries

5 What CSU students tell us, ASCSU Resolutions #3721 Nov. 14, 2007 – extended hours and 24/7 study space #3827, April 29, 2009 – support for ‘free’ (e.g. UTF-funded) printing in Morgan Library University Libraries

6 What CSU faculty tell us (Faculty Survey, March 2009) 58% said more computer/technology space is important/very important 44% said 24 hour study space is important/very important 40% said additional seating important/very important University Libraries

7 THE PLAN: add and $18M New entrance suitable for our pedestrian traffic 8,500 sq. ft. addition, enhanced 24x7 study space and seating for today’s researcher and learner Advanced technology Multimedia support, video wall, digital production studios, internet video conferencing rooms, … Upgrade to HD video and audio in presentation class rooms HD auditorium/performance space a la Johnson Hall Expanded Internet café/ art exhibit area with seating Etc… University Libraries

8 THE PLAN: new entrance and addition, external A holistic environmental scan evaluating Morgan Library by ZONES: APPROACH LAUNCH INTERACT CONNECT COLLECT STUDY University Libraries

9 The PLAN: new entrance and addition, 1 st floor Living room General study Group study Research bays Student support center Quiet study Meditative chamber Energy Chamber Collaboratory University Libraries

10 THE PLAN: Information Commons, 1 st floor This zone will make finding books and resources enjoyable and easy. - clarity of organization - places for browsing - stewardship (care) of collection is inherent University Libraries

11 THE PLAN: Information Commons, 1 ST floor New books Current awareness Reference IT help desk University Libraries

12 THE PLAN: Auditorium HD à la Johnson Hall University Libraries HD Video (& Audio)BluRay Player

13 THE PLAN: New Hands-on Computer Classroom University Libraries

14 THE PLAN: More group study areas (+AIB) More than 35% of faculty assign group work – Morgan Library has only 18 group study rooms, and only 7 have adequate equipment necessary to produce a collaborative presentation University Libraries

15 THE PLAN: Additional Internet Videoconferencing University Libraries

16 THE PLAN: Additional Multimedia University Libraries

17 THE PLAN: Video Wall (examples) University Libraries

18 THE PLAN: Reconfigurable group study space, 3 rd floor Living room General study Group study Research bays Student support center Quiet study Meditative chamber Energy Chamber Collaboratory University Libraries

19 THE PLAN: 1 st floor lounge (art, media+, Wii, exercise…) Entry w/media wall Lobby Academic lounge Café Gallery space/electronic art University Libraries

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21 HVAC upgrades Address areas of discomfort/solar gain Humidify Special Collections on 2 nd floor Modernize HVAC control system University Libraries

22 Information Commons Elsewhere CU Boulder just completed phase 2 of renovating Norlin Libraries, adding a 24 x 7 study space and technology! UCDHSC just built an exemplar Library Other academic libraries in the region have completed, or have planned renovations : ASC, DU (pending), UU, UW (completion in Nov.)… University Libraries

23 UCDHSC Library

24 Summary – Libraries Must be Progressive! Morgan is very important to CSU – it is used heavily by students in all disciplines Morgan renovation has student support – could be partially funded through the University Facility Fee Low-interest stimulus money (see Section 9302(d)(1)(G) “Modernization, renovation, or repair relating to improving … libraries …” Renovation endorsed by The Library 2020 Task Force, and The Library-IT Task Force Program plan has just been completed University Libraries

25 Thank You! Any Questions? Libraries

26 Some References University Libraries


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