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Future of the Library? Turning Conflicting Pressures into Compelling Opportunities
Campus Planning Community and Conference Presentations
  • Gerald Jay Schafer, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Dugdale Strategy LLC, Dugdale Strategy LLC
  • Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Publication Date

This presentation was delivered at the Society of College and University Planners national conference in July 2011 at National Harbor, MD.

Many institutions are scrutinizing library space as a potential space bank in times of tight capital resources, while librarians are seeking ways to shift lesser-used collections into storage, create more user space, and improve services. Accomplishing these tasks at University of Massachusetts Amherst's Du Bois Library, a 26-story tower, posed a particular challenge. The library's master plan needed to explore compatible uses, partners for integrated services, and identify opportunities to repurpose space for university needs as well as the library's future vision.
Citation Information
Gerald Jay Schafer, Dugdale Strategy LLC and Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham. "Future of the Library? Turning Conflicting Pressures into Compelling Opportunities" (2011)
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