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New Library Facility at Drexel University to Study How Individuals Learn

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PHILADELPHIA (February 11, 2011) -- Drexel University Libraries will unveil a new facility on the University’s campus in the spring. This new facility, the Library Learning Terrace, has already caused a buzz among undergraduate students, faculty and staff. Over 200 students attended information sessions about the Terrace and provided feedback on its purpose and design. These student ideas, and additional comments, sent through a blog were considered in planning the new library concept. With construction underway, people on campus are eager to see how this new space will affect learning.

Designed by Philadelphia-based Erdy McHenry Architects, the 3,000-square-foot Library Learning Terrace will be located on the ground floor of the Race Street Residence Hall at 33rd and Race Streets, with completion set for April.

“This is the first step toward embedding the Libraries across campus,” Dean of Libraries, Danuta A. Nitecki said. “The Library Learning Terrace will give us the ability to study what contributes to an individual’s learning and to define a new library environment.”

Located in the heart of the University’s residence halls, the Learning Terrace will feature flexible indoor space with endless possibilities. Currently, the Libraries are collaborating with Drexel’s Writing Center, tutors, technological experts and teachers to see how the Learning Terrace can provide new opportunities to students, as they become intentional learners.

“The Library Learning Terrace offers us another place to define the library as a learning enterprise,” Nitecki said. “A place where we can actively engage students in using information and mastering learning skills.”

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