Journal of Learning Spaces

Journal of Learning Spaces



Assessing Library Space: A Framework for Getting Started


Join the University Libraries Section on March 8, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST) for an online presentation and discussion about assessing user needs to advocate for and design learning spaces in academic libraries. The panel of experts will discuss frameworks for assessing user space, major considerations in doing so, and their experiences assessing and redesigning library space. The presentation is intended for individuals new to assessing learning spaces in academic libraries and will have a Q&A session at the end. This session is facilitated by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee.

Featured Speakers

Kim Duckett, Head, Research and Instructional Services, Duke University

  • Kim was part of the team that created the IMLS-funded Learning Space Toolkit and has led or co-led workshops on library space assessment at the Library Assessment Conference (with Joan Lippincott of CNI) and the Texas Library Association Conference.

Mandy Shannon, Head of Instruction and Research Services, Wright State University

  • Mandy is the chair of a six-person assessment team that conducted a year-long building use study and needs assessment, and presented on that process at the Library Assessment Conference.

Kelly Miller, Associate Dean for Learning & Research Services, University of Miami

  • Recently oversaw a large space redesign in her library.

To register for the online program, go to this URL and click on the Register link:


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Vol 5, No 2 (2016)

Table of Contents

Research Manuscripts

Emily Altimare, David M Sheridan
Caroline S. Parsons
Kimberly M Sawers, David Wicks, Nyaradzo Mvududu, Lane Seeley, Raedene Copeland
Danuta A. Nitecki, Katherine Simpson

Position Pieces

Victoria Marre Karasic

Case Studies

Linda Wanless
Ruthi Aladjem, Bibiana Jou

Book Reviews

Michael A Crumpton