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Library Learning Terrace Closed Until Further Notice

The Library Learning Terrace will be closed until further notice due to an incident with the sprinkler system in the Race Street Residence Hall. The Libraries staff are working closely with University Facilities to make repairs to the space. A timeline for repairs and the re-opening is not yet available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any direct questions or concerns, please contact the Libraries' Administrative Office at 215-895-2750.

Typography Designs Installed at Library Learning Terrace

Designs created by Drexel typography students during the fall 2011 term were installed on the Herman Miller Hub at the Library Learning Terrace during the spring term. Four separate designs were installed on a total of six panels in the spaces’ focal Hub.

The designs were created during typography I classes guided by Westphal College assistant professor, Shushi Yoshinaga. Students were invited to a celebratory reception honoring their hard work and dedication to the project in January 2012.

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.

Library Learning Terrace featured in 'Power to the Librarian' series

Drexel University's Library Learning Terrace and embedded libraries concept was featured in a series entitled "Power to the Librarian," compiled by Elsevier's Library Connect.

Herman Miller Blogs: Student Designers Make Their Mark

On February 2, 2012 a Herman Miller blog featured the designs created Westphal College typography students for the hub at the Library Learning Terrace. Click here to read the article.


Five Students to Have Designs Featured at Library Learning Terrace

Five Drexel students were recognized at a reception on Tuesday, January 17th, for their designs which will be prominently featured on the fabric screens of the Hub at the Library Learning Terrace. The moveable signs are part of the furniture, designed by Herman Miller, and offer a flexible way to create privacy for consultations.

Designs from Lauren Poole, Soha Qadir, Gerre Mae Barcebal, Danielle Rowan and Seth Fowler, all sophomores in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, were selected from over 100 projects submitted by Typography I students.

Library Journal: Year in Architecture 2011

Library Journal included the Library Learning Terrace in their Year in Architecture 2011 publication. The report is available online at:

Typography Artwork Unveiling & Reception

An exhibit of Student work is displayed in the Library Learning Terrace

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Student Designs to Inspire Learning at the Library Learning Terrace

Students in Typography I review projects

The Libraries invited sophomore graphic design students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design’s Typography I classes, taught by assistant professors Shushi Yoshinaga and Julia Colton,  to develop unique designs for Drexel University Libraries’ Library Learning Terrace.

During the fall 2011 term, students worked under tight deadlines to create typographical compositions. Chosen designs will be printed on fabric screens that are part of the Herman Miller furniture currently located at the Learning Terrace, including those on the large stationary hub.

Projects were on display at the Library Learning Terrace between November 28th and December 5th. During that period, members of the campus community were invited to provide feedback on the projects and help select which pieces will be chosen for installation.

Libraries in Transition

The innovate new Library Learning TerraceThe innovate new Library Learning Terrace

The following is in excerpt provided to attendees of the 2011 Future Search Conference.

The increasing role of technology and electronically accessible materials has caused many to question the role of the traditional library. With stacks of books, desks and chairs, held within a single physical space, the traditional library offers a place for individuals to quietly read and process information.

Libraries, however, are no longer simply places to house books and offer quiet spaces to read, they are vibrant centers for learning where individuals can exercise their minds to build new knowledge from the information they discover. Libraries exist within the walls of buildings and online. They organize efficient and convenient access to information through managing shared use of books and journals as well as through licensing electronic resources. Libraries capture and preserve human memory and foster creation of new knowledge. In the academy, they are discipline neutral and supportive of all fields of inquiry, ether as learning coaches for the novice student or as a partner to scholars and teachers to strengthen research, instruction and scholarly communications.

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