Transforming Health Sciences Library Spaces presents first-hand case studies and practical advice on transforming health sciences library spaces in the 21st century.
Collected here are the experiences and thoughts of librarians on the transformation of health sciences library spaces. They provide insights into planning, budgeting, collecting, and integrating user feedback, collaborating with leadership and architects and thriving in the good times and the tight times.
The book has three main sections:
The Realities of Making Virtual Work
Library Spaces that Work for Users
Library Spaces Working with What They've Got
These tackle crucial issues including:
*Identifying and overhauling dated spaces that lack flexibility
*Gathering information on usage behavior and user feedback in relation to our spaces.
*Working with feedback to increase satisfaction, and use of the library space with little funds.
*Removing a large percentage of the physical collection and deciding what to replace it with.
*Maximizing relationships with stakeholders such as leadership and external departments to transform the library space.
*Understanding what going 100% virtual means in practice.
*Managing usage of materials not traditionally well suited to online access. 9 Tables, unspecified; 77 Halftones, black and white