Empty seats are hard to come at W. W. Hagerty Library as the Libraries at Drexel are used more than ever, not only for serious study, but for learners to build the skills necessary to utilize information effectively.
Drexel recently has recently acknowledged a need to provide additional alternative group study environments, creating the Library Learning Terrace and now, after nearly 30 years of heavy use, W. W. Hagerty Library is ready for a renovation.
The 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.