Thursday, 19 May 2011
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American Library Association annual conference, Washington, DC
Loretta Parham, Director, Robert W Woodruff Library
Gail McClenney, Deputy Director, Robert W Woodruff Library
Monday, 11 January 2010
Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama today announced plans for an “extreme makeover”, implementing recommendations from Shepley Bulfinch’s recent library study to create a collaborative technology-rich learning environment for Gorgas Library. The redesign will integrate flexible seating, new lighting, and the creation of variety of individual and group learning spaces as part of the new Gorgas Library Learning Commons.
“We’re creating a communal space in a library where students and faculty come together to work, to do research, to get help from librarians, to get coffee…” said Gary Wasdin, assistant dean for the Library’s access and information services.
The library’s first floor, which is currently closed for renovation, is expected to ...[more]
Educause - Denver, Colorado
David Dodd, CIO. Xavier University
Robert Cotter, Associate Vice President, Xavier University
Kandi Stinson, Associate Provost, Xavier University
Harvard GSE Program in Professional Education, Cambridge, MA
Janette Blackburn, AIA, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Mid-Winter Symposium, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, San Diego, CA
Robert Kieft, College Librarian, Occidental College
Monday, 23 November 2009
CINCINNATI, OH – Xavier University was cited as a Cincinnati success story in an article published Friday in the Business Courier.
In the article Maribeth Amyot, Xavier’s Vice President for Financial Administration, discusses the financial challenges of undertaking major construction at particularly volatile economic time, and the press in surging student enrollment. This fall the school saw a 26 percent increase in the size of the freshman class.
Shepley Bulfinch is transforming Xavier’s campus with the completion of a series of new buildings that were proposed in a master plan prepared by the firm in 2006. The first phase, the new Hoff Academic Quad, is now under construction. It includes the ...[more]
Saturday, 29 November 2008
by Janette S. Blackburn, AIA, LEED AP
In “Breaking Down the Barriers to Working and Learning”, Janette Blackburn discusses design approaches that reflect evolving library service models. The paper was included as a chapter in the book, “A Field Guide to the Information Commons”, published by Scarecrow Press in February 2009.