Published In

Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Subjects

Libraries -- Space utilization, Library planning

Abstract

Even in a low-funding and space-constrained environment, Portland State University (PSU) Library has created and renovated new technology-rich learning spaces for students. Collaboration with other campus departments and an entrepreneurial spirit were essential for many of these efforts. First, the library developed a list of desired improvements and space use ideas. Then, the library used a phased approach, taking advantage of opportunities and planning for others as possible, resulting in a series of high-impact space updates. PSU Library offers a space-planning model that allows academic libraries to be agile, entrepreneurial, and collaborative, and to improve learning spaces in a difficult economic environment.

Description

Chapter 13 in Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. Copyright ©2013, IGI Global. Used by permission.

DOI

10.4018/978-1-4666-2673-7.ch013

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8615

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