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What Can The Library Do For You

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What Can The Library Do For You

  1. 1. What can the library do for you? Services and Spaces at Smiley Library
  2. 2. What’s this All About? <ul><li>Where are we headed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How the library is changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can these changes help you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services for Science Majors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you want the library to do for you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wish List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Where are We Heading? <ul><li>Libraries are changing rapidly from traditional “book spaces” into collaborative user-centered spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Services must become more than just reference assistance. We are no longer “Gatekeepers”. </li></ul><ul><li>Services must change to meet the needs of students </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do CMU Students Want? <ul><li>Group study space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>82% chose group study space over collection space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>73% chose “more workstations” over collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More comfortable seating (lounge areas) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% ranked lounge seating 1 st or 2 nd choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction (formal or informal) </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunities for social interaction (on or offline) </li></ul>
  5. 5. How is Smiley Library Changing? <ul><li>Info Commons! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries are evolving away from “buildings full of books” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bright, open spaces with access to technology and collaborative space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less emphasis on print collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased access to creative technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to special programming, </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Information Commons: What’s Inside? <ul><li>What’s Included? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC Pods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study Rooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lounge areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodist Reading Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How is the Library Changing? Services: <ul><li>Catalogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazonization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guided Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Library Blog and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse a database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DVD Collection </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can these changes help students? <ul><li>Renovations provide increased access to technology </li></ul><ul><li>Easier searching, one stop shop </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar Interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Group spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for all, despite location </li></ul>
  9. 9. Services for Science Majors <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebsco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SciFinder Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Pathfinders </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do you want the library to do for you? <ul><li>Feedback? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>Wish List? </li></ul>
  11. 11. And finally. . . Thanks for coming!! Cindy Dudenhoffer [email_address] 248-6292

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