Programming New Learning Spaces: The Changing Nature of Academic Library Buildings

  • H. Lea Wells
  • Jordan M. Scepanski
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 96)


Greater attention to student and faculty expectations and the impact of technology on library and information operations are combining to significantly alter library physical facilities and programming. Academic institutions undertaking new library construction or renovating older buildings are rethinking how library space is used and configured. Alliances and partnerships among a variety of academic and support units are resulting in facilities more responsive to users’ work habits and their preferences for comfortable, inviting, and productive environments. This paper reports on a study of new library and learning spaces conducted for a major American university planning a campus in the Middle East.


Library buildings academic collaboration academic partnerships new libraries renovated libraries library 2.0 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lea Wells
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  • Jordan M. Scepanski
    • 1
  1. 1.Jordan Wells AssociatesChapel HillU.S.A.

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