Academic Library Trends and Statistics

From: College & Research Libraries News / News from the Field / April 2015.

ACRL announces the publication of the 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications.

In the past three years, 62.6% of the libraries surveyed reported repurposing space. Space was most often repurposed for group study, student success areas (writing/tutoring centers), quiet study space, technology learning spaces, and more seating.

On the topic of repurposing . . .

The ISU Library moved the Arthur P. Oliver Law Library to the 3rd floor creating collaborative learning space on the first floor.  We’re currently selecting furniture. The Roger B. Humberger Reading Room is under construction on the 3rd floor and we are investigating technology upgrades to our quiet study room and group study rooms.

And check out our new carpet!  The student lounge is finished. Public areas and staff offices are scheduled.

2nd floor carpeting is on-going.  Remember,  QH – Z classified materials are only available by staff retrieval between 5 – 6 pm weeknights.

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