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Renovating W. W. Hagerty Spaces

This October marked 30 years since W. W. Hagerty Library first opened its doors in 1983. Since, many things at Drexel have changed, but the core attributes embodied by President Hagerty remain the same. Drexel students are energetic, innovative and daring. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the building, the Libraries has updated the Mary E. Hagerty Learning Lab [room L33] as well as three group study rooms.

Understanding Demands for Library Space

Article By: Brian Kall, Senior Financial Analyst

A Faculty Space in W. W. Hagerty Library

In early March, the Libraries unveiled a new space in W. W. Hagerty Library, providing Drexel researchers with an opportunity to connect over shared research interests and ideas. The space, Research Connections, is located on the second floor of the library and offers comfortable and mobile chairs, a white board, a projector and a phone with conferencing capabilities.

Bringing Departments Together with Research Connections

Drexel faculty are invited to join colleagues and liaison librarians for the opening of a renovated space in W. W. Hagerty Library. Research Connections, Room 210, is a designated faculty space within the library that provides faculty a collaborative environment for researchers from across the University to gather to reflect, share, present, and/or discuss research, interdisciplinary ideas or projects of mutual interest.

Dean's Update – Thinking about Spaces for Learning

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.

Research Connections Space To Offer Collaborative Opportunity For Drexel Faculty And Staff

In early March, the Libraries unveiled a new space in W. W. Hagerty Library, providing Drexel researchers an opportunity to connect over shared research interests and ideas. The space, Research Connections, is located on the second floor of the library and offers comfortable and mobile chairs, a white board, a projector and a phone with conferencing capabilities.

Deans Update: Evaluating Library Spaces

W. W. Hagerty LibraryThe success of a new building or a renovation can be gauged in many ways – but none better than by the actions and reactions of the users of the space. As the Libraries addresses the strategic direction to build learning environments that enable self-directed learning, we explore what contributes to such an environment, including the expectations for library spaces. In this issue of In Circulation, I will summarize two recent assessments.

ASEE Prism article: The Place to Go Libraries reinvent themselves to serve digital-age students.

ASEE Prism is the flagship publication of the American Society for Engineering Education, a nonprofit association of more than 12,000 engineering faculty members, U.S.

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