When we consider a library renovation, we try to communicate with a shared voice. The Library is here for the Mines community; as the Mines library staff it’s our job to create the best library possible for the university. That shared voice will likely evolve, but right now for the Library building it’s:
- Design for the future–If there’s one certainty, it’s change. Design should facilitate change as Mines changes.
- Be inviting and useful to our community–Meet a range of user needs; create an environment that encourages learning and creation; facilitate access to content; universal design to welcome all.
- Enable innovative library and campus services–A lab for instruction, consultation, collaboration, visualization, and more.
- Extreme flexibility (yes, extreme)–Responsive to RIGHT NOW; student-configurable, adaptable; spaces that can be re-purposed on the fly.
- Connect the physical and digital–Integrate services, resources and technology; visibility, flow.
- Maximize space use–Multi-function spaces, shared spaces, agile spaces, efficient spaces.
- Effective staff spaces–Spaces that enable staff (Library, Writing Center, CASA etc.) to do their best.
- Reflect Mines’ present and its rich heritage–Showcase who we are now and where we come from.
Of course, our voice isn’t the only one out there. Have a say of your own? Let us know.