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Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Cafe / Refreshment

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-cafe-jun09.pdf


ARL Learning Space Pre-Programming Tool Kit

Information commons and learning commons have become virtual "must haves" for libraries seeking to refresh and deepen their engagements with undergraduate learners. This toolkit describes planning processes and assessment techniques for designing learning commons.

pdf planning-a-learning-space-tool-kit.pdf


SPEC Kit 285: Library Services in Non-Library Spaces (November 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 285 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.


SPEC Kit 295: Remote Shelving Services (October 2006)

SPEC Kit 295 focuses on user services and how they have changed since the last survey in 1998 that was published in SPEC Kit 242 Library Storage Facilities, Management, and Services (May 1999). It includes documentation from respondents in the form of facility descriptions, service policies, service request forms, and operating policies.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 295 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

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