17 May 2014
This presentation employs a case study approach that focuses on LAU Libraries in general, and Riyad Nassar Library in particular. The ever-changing students and faculty behavior is a driver for the libraries to continuously transform, shape, and develop their learning spaces in response to increasing demand. This change affects not only the spaces, but also the resources, whether they are human/technical or informational. Building a user-centered learning space has become a priority for academic libraries nowadays to help them maintain their role. User’s generations, and staff re-allocation will be discussed briefly.
The presenter will use two tools: a live demo with Beirut via video conferencing, and surveys, including a pre-conference survey that collects students’ feedback and preferences concerning the new learning space, and a post-session survey, in which AMICAL participants will give their own vision on the ideal proposed change to be implemented in the Information Commons area.
Hweida KammouriéDirector of Collection ManagementLebanese American University