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Proposal for Re-design and Renovation of the Library Ground Floor into a Learning Commons. University of Archipelago Library Group 4. Proposal Outline. Vision and Mission of The University and how the Library may support this

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Proposal for re design and renovation of the library ground floor into a learning commons

  • Proposal for Re-design and Renovation of the Library Ground Floor into a Learning Commons

  • University of Archipelago Library

    Group 4


Proposal outline

Proposal Outline

  • Vision and Mission of The University and how the Library may support this

  • Outline the current and future needs of library users – academics and students

  • Outline the proposed design elements that will meet those needs

  • Call for design proposals

  • Budget allocation for the renovation

  • New staff appointment & training

  • How to measure success


Vision and mission

Vision and Mission

  • Vision= To be the premier knowledge and learning hub of Archipelago island and the Asia Pacific Region

  • Mission = To support the University to be in the top 5 Universities of the Asia Pacific region in 5 years’ time


Rationale for building a learning commons

Rationale for building a Learning Commons

  • To meet the current and future needs of University academics and students, which is client-centric

  • To create a learning hub which facilitates different learning styles, resulting in producing high-achievers

  • To create a space for experiencing new technologies in education and research


Rationale for building a learning commons con d

Rationale for building a Learning Commons (con’d)

  • To create a focal point for social interaction

  • To promote creativity and innovation

  • To create a multi-purpose shared space, and foster inter-departmental collaboration between teachers, IT specialists, librarians, e-learning specialists in order to enhance university teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange


Proposed design elements that will meet those needs

Proposed design elements that will meet those needs

  • The Learning Commons will occupy the entire ground Floor of 5,000 square metres


Proposed design elements that will meet those needs con d

Proposed design elements that will meet those needs (con’d)

  • It will ideally consist of:

    • Space for formal and informal study

    • Space for new technologies in education (e.g. multimedia facilities, video-conferencing, video-editing, playing of music, etc.)

    • Discussion spaces that are flexible and can be re-configured

    • Entertainment and Refreshment area


Proposed design elements that will meet those needs con d1

Proposed design elements that will meet those needs (con’d)

  • Space for community (e.g. exhibitions, public lectures, conferences, etc.)

  • Wifi connectivity

  • Green library (eco-friendly features)

  • 24/7 space


Call for design proposals

Call for design proposals

  • Conduct a user survey or a focus group discussion to collect their views on the Learning Commons

  • Consolidate all parties views and finalise the design elements

  • Submit to President and Selection Committee for approval


Call for design proposals con d

Call for design proposals (con’d)

  • After receiving approval, invite design proposals from faculty or students

  • Proposal with a detailed floor plan to be submitted within 3 months

  • 3 proposals will be short-listed and presented to the Committee for final decision


Budget allocation

Budget Allocation

  • It is proposed that the Budget be allocated as such:

  • Building &Renovation costs = $3m

  • Furniture,facilitiesand equipments = $1.25m

  • Staff and training = $0.25m

  • Green features and landscaping =$0.25m

  • Marketing and publicity = $0.25m


How to measure success

How to measure success

  • User survey and feedback from students/academics – rated as their favorite spot

  • Ranked within top 5 University in Asia Pacific region in 5 years

  • Visitorshipto the Learning Commons increases by at least 50% within 2 years

  • Departments which collaborate with the Library receives increased funding, and provide sponsorships for library events


Thank you

Thank you !


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