The Modern Academic Library: Space to Learn

The Modern Academic Library: Space to Learn

Over the last two decades academic libraries in the United States have experienced a paradigm shift from book-centered spaces to learning-centered spaces as they work to provide services and resources in the new ways that users consume information. This article discusses the results of a survey conducted in early 2017 of South Carolina academic libraries to study this larger trend moving to learning-centered spaces. Forty two academic library administrators responded and shared how they are re-purposing their library spaces as they work to improve student and faculty user experiences. Keywords learning-centered libraries, library space, academic libraries. By Cindy Price, Collection Developments Librarian at the James A. Rogers Library at Francis Marion University, and Virginia A. Pierce, Public Services Librarian at the South Carolina State Library. Click here for full article in South Carolina Libraries: The Official Journal of the South Carolina Library Association.