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Library Building Plans Extension Learning Commons Interaction / Feedback. B uilding F acilities and M anagement C ommittee (BFMC). Members Edward Spodick (Chair) Samson Soong Diana Chan Louisa Kwok KT Lam Alice Ho Edwin Leung . Library Building Plans. Extension
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Library Building Plans • Extension • Learning Commons • Interaction / Feedback
Building Facilities and Management Committee (BFMC) Members • Edward Spodick (Chair) • Samson Soong • Diana Chan • Louisa Kwok • KT Lam • Alice Ho • Edwin Leung
Library Building Plans Extension Learning Commons
Extension Side View Extension Floors + Existing Floors
Extension Statistics Seats • Current seats : 2,000 • With Extension: 2,500 • 25% increase (in the same amount of space – does not include learning commons) Students • As of Jan 2010: 9,515 • 334 implementation: +1,850 UGs (excluding additional students in self-financing programs and overseas students) • 19 % increase Library Space • Existing Library : 10,550 m² • Extension : 1,800 m² • 17% increase • (a need for efficiency)
Extension Statistics (2) • To maximize study space – allocate entire 17% increase Re-allocation of Existing Space • ALL 1800 m2 are learning/study space • No additional shelving space • There will be some off-site/off-campus storage/shelving • We will swap some existing spaces between the existing and new • Media Resources • Some Shelving • Learning Space creation in the existing building • 3 Floors expanded (LG1, LG3, LG4) • Some G/F space enhancements
Extension Site Photos Construction Gallery http://library.ust.hk/blog/photos/
Extension Time line Construction schedule for the extension is: • April-August 2008 – Tendering for Contractor • January 2009 – Foundation Works • 2008-2010 – Construction of Extension • Early 2011 – Completion of Extension • Nov 2010-Feb 2011 – Building Connections • March 2011 – Relocation of some spaces • Construction of Learning Commons
Learning Commons Proposal submitted to University – Approved Submitted to UGC for funding – Approved Now coordinating with units, rapid implementation
Learning Commons - Concepts • technology-rich environment • integrated hub of student services provided by different university units • a variety of space design for collaborative learning • space for meetings, seminars, tutorials, and the likes • presentation support services and facilities • venues for electronic learning and teaching • social and refreshment areas
Learning Commons Designers from GOUDIEASSOCIATES Glenn Aquino Kayleigh Dickson Anthony Luk Ray Yeung
Learning Commons Where? • LG1: utilizing entire existing floor • Media relocated • Shelving / Collections move
Learning Commons - Features User-friendly learning hub where students and faculty can find supportive services provided by academic support units. Services may cover: • writing support, in the form of consultation, tutorials or workshops • development and preparation for classroom and conference presentations • support on computer hardware, software, and other technology-related issues • syllabus creation and concepts relating to pedagogy, teaching skills and technology enhancement
Learning Commons - Features User-friendly learning hub where students and faculty can find supportive services provided by academic support units. Services may cover: • media creation, digitization, production and workshop • webinars and learning-focused videoconferencing • student issues that directly affect learning, e.g. career development and counseling • anything appropriate to support unit missions and student needs
LEARNING COMMONS PARTICIPANTS Services of the LC will be provided in a way that builds on the strengths of various academic support units, including: • Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching (CELT) • Information Technology Services Center (ITSC) • Language Centre (LANG) • Library (LIB) • Publishing Technology Center (PTC) • Student Affairs Office (SAO) And others…
Learning Commons Timeline • Vacate Existing LG1 March/April 2011 • Renovate • Reopen LG1 as Learning Commons Fall 2011?
Campus / Users - Feedback Focus Groups • 15-17 March 2010 Academic Support Units • Obtained feedback from SAO, LANG, ITSC, CELT, PTC, etc. Student Union • 12 April 2010 Open forums • 15 April 2010 • Fall 2010 Survey + Polls under consideration
Campus / Users - Feedback Library Building forums http://library.ust.hk/blog/forum/ • Post ideas / suggestions • Post feedback • Tell us what to avoid • Tell us your priorities
Campus / Users - Feedback Furniture Samples Room • As tenders come back, samples will be obtained. • A room will be set up for Samples. • We will need user feedback.
Campus / Users - Feedback • Traditional routes email : Library@ust.hk • By Post : University Library • In-person : Contact / Talk to any BFMC members
We have staff taking notes so we don’t miss any of your thoughts or suggestions. Clarifications? Questions? Ideas? Needs? Criticisms?