Facilities Master Plan

UPDATE:

The consulting team’s Draft User Research Report can be found here.

The presentation from the April 25-26, 2017 Town Halls can be found here. Introductory remarks for the Town Halls from the Vice Provost for Libraries can be found here

The Campus Libraries Facilities Master Plan is intended to provide direction for campus library buildings through the next 20-25 years. Since November 2016, the team of consulting groups have worked with Libraries to develop this plan. Throughout the process, several workshops and outreach efforts have taken place across campus. The Libraries recognize the community’s input is imperative to designing the most successful plan for the future.

Our consulting groups, brightspot and Engberg Anderson, scheduled campus visits between December 2016 and May 2017 to engage with students, faculty, and staff to:

  • Gather input on the draft report on library user feedback, building from each onsite visit and the faculty survey conducted (December – May)
  • Review the draft scenarios for future campus library locations (April/May)
  • Discuss the next steps in the master planning process (April/May)

The consulting team’s Draft User Research Report can be found here.

The presentation from the April 25-26, 2017 Town Halls can be found here. Introductory remarks for the Town Halls from the Vice Provost for Libraries can be found here.

Feedback from our campus community may be submitted here.

The facilities master planning effort is an ongoing process. As part of that process and in addition to the draft recommendations report, a variety of campus library locations scenarios are being created. These scenarios are intended to serve as conversation starters to better help us and our users discuss and explore the best possible opportunities and vision for our campus libraries. These scenarios are expected to evolve. The current draft scenarios will be available on this website soon.

In May 2017, the last visit by the consulting team will take place, at which point the final report and recommendations from this process will be presented. The report will also be made available online.

The Master Plan ties together the work underway with strategic planning, consolidation, and service delivery.  These activities are individual, but must also merge to enable implementation of contemporary library services, modern learning spaces, and the expertise needed to provide support for teaching, learning and research. The master plan provides a rationalization for the long-term changes required of a large, complex, distributed library system.

Please return to this page for updates to the project status.

Question about the facilities master planning process may be directed to Carrie Kruse.

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