How does space, beyond classrooms and labs, influence learning? Measuring and explaining this has been the challenge our leadership team faces as we attempt to determine how the Libraries can gauge its contribution to the University’s strategic plan, specifically in the areas of academic excellence and improvement of the student experience.
This is a challenging question for which no commonly accepted practices or standards apply.
Increased seating and improved utilization of space are the focus of a proposed renovation to W. W. Hagerty Library. After months of planning, library staff, along with campus planners and administrators and the architectural firm Kling Stubbins, have proposed ways to address these objectives.
“Although these are not finalized plans, I am excited by the possibility to add about 300 additional seats to the library – while increasing the flexibility of the space and improving traffic flow and decreasing noise,” said Danuta A. Nitecki, dean of libraries.
Beginning on Monday, December 17th the sidewalk on the south side of Market Street at the entrance to W. W. Hagerty Library will be closed for a construction project. This project is expected to last through early January and the sidewalk will be closed in phases.
During this time the library and Café will be open as scheduled with building access via Market Street. Pedestrian traffic will be asked to cross Market Street via the east side of 33rd or at 34th street.
We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.