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Library Student Advisory Group: 15-16 Agendas

October 6, 2015 Agenda

October 6, 2015

6 to 7pm


Welcome and introductions

  • Name? Class (year)? Major? Place of birth? Why Furman?
  • Favorite movie? Favorite book? Hobbies?
  • When I’m not studying, I…. (like to do what?)

What are some things that the LSAG might work on this year?

What is the best way to communicate with you? E-­mail? Text message? Other?

Assorted Information

  • Friends of the Furman University Libraries and upcoming events

December 3, 2015 Agenda

Welcome and introductions

Library space

Purpose of discussion

Background information

What are your thoughts about the current use of space in our          libraries? 

Have you ever thought to yourself… “I wish the library had a space for…”

Furman’s Statement of Core Values says:

"The University is committed to the development and support of students, faculty, and staff as whole persons -- intellectually, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.”

What kinds of space would help you, not only in doing your research/classwork, but help in the development of you as a whole person?

What are some ways to get more student input about library space?

Meetings for next semester

Background Information for Discussion about Library Space

ï    Planning for the Maxwell Music Library began in 1995 (opened in 1998)

ï    Planning for the renovation and expansion of the Duke Library began in 1997 (2004)

ï    Planning for the Sanders Library began in 2004 (2006)

What has happened since 1999?

New technologies – Smart phones (iPhone, etc.), tablets (iPad, etc.), iPod, iTunes, social media, Amazon (and online shopping), Google, Flickr, Gmail, blogs, wikis, the cloud, GIS, information visualization

Education – Continual increase in the integration of technology into teaching and learning, increase in the number of internships. modular learning and credentials (badges, certificates, modules, etc.), blended and hybrid learning, team-based learning, problem-based learning, integrative learning, electronic portfolios, entrepreneurial learning, MOOCs

February 18, 2016 Agenda

Welcome and introductions

Website Feedback Exercise

    Scott Salzman - Web Discovery Librarian

    Christy Allen - Assistant Director for Discovery Services

Reimagining Library Space

    Janis Bandelin - Director of Libraries