Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Your Input on Library and Learning Spaces is Needed!

The UVM Libraries and Campus Planning are working with consultants from the architectural firm of Shepley Bullfinch to create a master plan for renovations to Bailey/Howe library and the possible addition of a Learning Commons that would include instructional spaces, specialized technology labs, and support services.

We need input from the campus community on September 6th and 7th. Please come to one of our open forums/focus groups:

For Faculty:
FOCUS GROUP #1, Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Billings North Lounge
Refreshments served.
FOCUS GROUP #2, Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2-3:20 p.m.
Billings North Lounge
Refreshments served.

Topics covered will include:
  • Faculty teaching and research.
  • Student study, learning, and research activities.
  • Library collections’ access and use.
  • Instructional space.
  • Multi-media use and production.
  • IT services and resources.
  • Academic support services.
  • Potential library partnerships and services.

For Graduate Students:
OPEN FORUM, Tuesday, September 6, 2011, noon to 1PM
Bailey/Howe Library’s McCrorey Gallery
Pizza and refreshments served.

Topics covered will include:
  • How the library currently meets your needs.
  • The best and least used library spaces.
  • What you need to better support and advance your work.
  • The balance between physical and digital resources.
  • Additional service and partnership possibilities for the Libraries.

RSVPS for focus groups are encouraged; drop-ins welcome. Email
Can’t make it? We still want to know how you use existing library spaces for study, research and teaching, and the kind of spaces you would like to utilize in the future. Drop us a line at