Contribution to Book
Innovation on a Shoe String: High Impact Space and Technology Updates in a Low-Funding Environment
Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology
  • Joan Petit , Portland State University
  • Thomas Bielavitz , Portland State University
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
Citation Information
Petit, Joan and Bielavitz, Thomas, "Innovation on a Shoe String: High Impact Space and Technology Updates in a Low-Funding Environment" in Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology ed. Russell G. Carpenter (Hershey: Pennsylvania, 2013), 248-264.