Sustaining an Assessment Mentality to Navigate Library Space Planning

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kathryn Crowe, Associate Dean for Public Services (Creator)
Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In 2008 the university libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro conducted a series of assessment activities for the purpose of providing an outside space consultant the feedback needed to influence the programming and design of renovating space for an almost 60-year-old academic library. The resulting study produced by the consultant gave an excellent foundation for upgrading the existing facility for repurposing space and addressing contemporary user needs. Financial shortfalls and building restrictions thwarted the work from this design, but the assessment activity developed at the time provided a model for continuous assessment of space in smaller projects designed to plan changes to space when possible. This paper provides examples of those assessment activities and the outcomes produced as a result.

Additional Information

Publication
2014 Library Assessment Conference
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
Space planning, Space design, Renovating

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