This SPEC Kit explores the configuration and uses of learning spaces in ARL libraries, the developments and transformations that have occurred over the past 10 years, and future plans for learning spaces to determine where they are on a continuum between first-generation information commons and “next-gen” spaces. The publication covers five main areas related to learning spaces:
This SPEC Kit includes examples of learning spaces and instruction spaces; floor plans and maps; marketing for spaces, programs, and instruction; space-use policies and procedures; job descriptions and organization charts; and planning and assessment documents.This publication is available for purchase in both print and online versions.
- SPEC Kit 338: Library Management of Disciplinary Repositories (November 2013)
- Research Library Issues, no. 283 (2013): Special Issue on Mainstreaming Special Collections
- SPEC Kit 336: Responsible Conduct of Research Training (September 2013)
- New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries