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Alfred R. Goldstein College Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design

May, 2018
RAINBOWS AND FURNITURE—Bright pops of color identify the library’s program areas, including a room for gaming studies and a 24-hour learning laboratory with computers and Cintiq interactive displays. The furnishings decorating the building were chosen by students who went to a fair hosted by architect Shepley Bulfinch.

The Ringling College of Art and Design’s campus in Sarasota, Florida, has given the Alfred R. Goldstein library its own three-story structure in the heart of the campus.

World of active learning in higher ed

May, 2018
COLLABORATIVE BY DESIGN—The University of Leeds in England redesigned three tiered lecture theaters to new standards that aim to improve collaborative experiences for staff and students. Each booth is embedded with digital technology to facilitate enhanced group work and accommodate flipped learning.

As the trend in active learning classrooms has accelerated internationally, colleges in the U.S. can learn from the cutting-edge classroom design and technology that other countries have built.

How colleges manage inner space

April, 2018
FLEXIBLE LABS—UMass Amherst employs standardization and modularization in its Institute of Applied Sciences, with easily movable furniture and rolling equipment, so multiple research teams can use the same space.

Improving space utilization is a goal on every campus, with data analysis tools and software key to many efforts. Ultimately, there are different cases for different spaces.

Colleges open libraries to neighboring students

March, 2018
STACKS UPON STACKS—Cornell and Ithaca students not finding what they need in their home campus libraries can now visit the neighboring school for more options.

Sharing resources among campuses makes sense for more than economical reasons, as colleges are finding these opportunities can better serve busy students.

Well-established interlibrary loan partners

March, 2018

Like many other institutions, Cornell University participates in an interlibrary loan system for faculty, staff and students.

Borrow Direct (borrowdirect.org) went live in 1999 after founding institutions Columbia, Penn and Yale partnered with the Research Libraries Group to develop the program for “Ivy Plus” institutions.

Sponsored Content

6/27/2018

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5/25/2018

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5/10/2018

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5/2/2018

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