Remodeling Library Collections

As library collections steer further toward online resources, patron driven acquisition models, stack reduction to create student study space, and shift focus toward open education resources / open access movements, print collections feel like a distant priority. This paper will present a case study of how the librarians at Penn State Berks re-conceptualized print collections with the development of the Discovery Lab to meet their community’s needs and reinvigorated their reference, instruction, student engagement, and campus outreach as a result. This cost-neutral project is a replicable model for other academic libraries to apply in their local context through strategic mapping and assessment.



Work Title Remodeling Library Collections
Subtitle Designing a Discovery Lab for Student Engagement
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  1. Alexandria Edyn Chisholm
  2. Sarah Hartman-Caverly
  3. David Brett Spencer
  1. innovation
  2. library-as-space
  3. collections
  4. teaching and learning
  5. student engagement
  6. undergraduate research
  7. kinesthetic pedagogy
  8. collection development
  9. information literacy
  10. searching as strategic exploration
License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
Work Type Conference Proceeding
DOI doi:10.26207/hb9g-2g81
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Deposited May 14, 2020




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