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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

  • 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