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Assessing Student Needs Through Discovery
Discovery Teams were created to boost the Library’s R&D effort. Annually, University Libraries at Virginia Tech will collectively explore a theme through hands-on experience. For Spring 2012 the topic was: The Learning ...
Discovery Teams: Summary
In February 2012 Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach, put together a proposal to boost the Library’s research and development efforts and gather insight into students’ potential desires concerning ...
Librarian as Futurist: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future
(The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014-07)
Are librarians preoccupied with the future? There are countless books, articles, blog posts, webinars, and conference presentations filled with speculation about what libraries will become. This is understandable with the ...
Renovation, Revitalization, Revival: 2nd Floor, Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Conceptual Draft #1
This is an initial planning draft for the upcoming renovation. This version will be used for further development and planning.
CULTIVATING COMPLEXITY: How I Stopped Driving The Innovation Train And Started Planting Seeds In The Community Garden
The last two decades have ushered transformative change across libraries. We have reimagined collections, revolutionized spaces, introduced numerous technologies, and greatly expanded our service offerings. Yet despite all ...
THE ART OF PROBLEM DISCOVERY: Adaptive Thinking for Innovation and Growth
(Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2013-04-02)
What challenges do students face in the classroom? What issues do faculty encounter when applying for grants? How does the Writing Center plan to help students abroad? What keeps senior administrators up at night? We ...
CURATING THE CAMPUS, CURATING CHANGE: A collection of eight vignettes
As librarians, we select, collect, integrate, and manage diverse forms of information. Imagine if we apply this foundation in a new context: partnerships across the campus environment. In buildings all around us, students ...
Engines For Change: Libraries as drivers of engagement
This paper explores the concept of social entrepreneurship and applies it to libraries. It includes examples from an academic library related environmental sustainability and undocumented students. A case is made that ...
Hubs and centers as transitional change strategy for library collaboration
(International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries, 2013-04-18)
Libraries of science and technology universities worldwide are adapting to a changing environment where cyberinfrastructure, eResearch, and new technology-intensive approaches to teaching and learning are transforming the ...
Too Much Assessment Not Enough Innovation: R&D Models and Mindsets for Academic Libraries
(Library Assessment Conference, 2012-10)
Academic libraries are facing a disruptive future. There are new technologies, new pedagogies, new publishing models, and new environments, all converging with teaching and research. This multiplicity of change is bubbling ...