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The academic library building in the digital age : a study of construction, planning, and design of new library space by
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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator
Mathews, Brian. “7 Classrooms: Library as Pedagogical Incubator.” The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2015.
Academic libraries and social and learning space A case study of Loughborough University Library, UK
Requires Sage subscription. Bryant, Joanna, Graham Matthews, and Graham Walton. “Academic Libraries and Social and Learning Space: A Case Study of Loughborough University Library, UK.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 41, no. 1 (March 1, 2009): 7–18. doi:10.1177/0961000608099895.
Academic Libraries: “Social” or “Communal?” The Nature and Future of Academic Libraries
Requires Science Direct subscription Gayton, Jeffrey T. “Academic Libraries: ‘Social’ or ‘Communal?’ The Nature and Future of Academic Libraries.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 34, no. 1 (January 2008): 60–66. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2007.11.011.
Collections to Connections: Changing Spaces and New Challenges in Academic Library Buildings
Requires Project Muse subscription Latimer, Karen. “Collections to Connections: Changing Spaces and New Challenges in Academic Library Buildings.” Library Trends 60, no. 1 (2011): 112–33. doi:10.1353/lib.2011.0035.
Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning
Sinclair, Bryan. “Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning.” EDUCAUSE Quarterly, November 9, 2007.
The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future
Requires Project Muse subscription MacWhinnie, Laurie A. “The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 3, no. 2 (2003): 241–57. doi:10.1353/pla.2003.0040.
Learning space attributes: reflections on academic library design and its use
Cunningham, Heather, and Susanne Tabur. “Learning Space Attributes: Reflections on Academic Library Design and Its Use.” Journal of Learning Spaces 1, no. 2 (2012).
The Library Space as Learning Space
Webster, Keith. “The Library Space as Learning Space.” EDUCAUSE Review 45, no. 6 (November 30, 2010).
Library Spaces for Urban, Diverse Commuter Students: A Participatory Action Research Project
Brown-Sica, Margaret S. “Library Spaces for Urban, Diverse Commuter Students: A Participatory Action Research Project.” College & Research Libraries 73, no. 3 (May 1, 2012): 217–31. doi:10.5860/crl-221.
The Library Is for Studying: Student Preferences for Study Space
Requires Science Direct subscription Applegate, Rachel. “The Library Is for Studying: Student Preferences for Study Space.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 35, no. 4 (July 2009): 341–46. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2009.04.004.
Planning library spaces to encourage collaboration
Adamson, Martha C., and Brian P. Bunnett. “Planning Library Spaces to Encourage Collaboration.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 90, no. 4 (October 2002): 437–41.
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