As libraries of all types reevaluate their role in their community, it is necessary to consider how physical space can be maximized to best serve constituents. For academic libraries, the primary constituency is students, and adapting to meet their educational needs is of utmost importance for their success. This presentation will discuss how and why Northern Essex Community College integrated its walk in student computer lab into the library, and emphasize the ramifications, both expected and unforeseen, that developed as a result. Project funding, building processes, stakeholder relationships, collection weeding and shifting are all areas that will be covered.
Hall: Diamond 2