Students are at the heart of a new library

Stuart Hunt, writing in the current issue of Panlibus, describes how the new library in the John Henry Brookes Building moves around the student.

31 December 2014

'Just as the student moves around the library, so the library moves around the student. The flexible spaces allow the facilities to match the demands and rhythms of the academic year.'

'Ubiquitous wi-fi,' he writes, 'enables the library to be a pervasive presence throughout the building.' 

The article describes the implementation of a new staffing structure better aligned to the teaching, learning and research needs of the university. Traditional back-room services have been redefined, and changes have been made aimed at harmonising the delivery of content in multiple formats. 

Changes in how services and content will be delivered continue. 'The new building, new staffing structure and new technologies have helped us put our library on the starting, and not the finishing, line.' 

 

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