Learning Hubs supported by UCL Library Services

Learning Hubs supported by UCL Library Services

UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Learning Hubs supported by UCL Library Services Ben Meunier Assistant Librarian (Building Projects) Library Open Forum

12 June 2013 UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Contents What are Hubs about? Case Study: Cruciform Hub

Royal Free and Whittington Hubs Bartlett Hub Research Grid Outlook: future developments UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What are Hubs about?

hub, n The central solid part of a wheel from which the spokes radiate, and which rotates on (or with) the axle transf. and fig. That which occupies a position analogous to the hub of a wheel; a central point of revolution, activity, life, interest, etc. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES

What are Hubs about? Establishing a local heart for each Faculty, with distinct identity (UCL Master Plan, 2011) Consistent with Library Services strategic objectives

UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Cruciform Hub UCL LIBRARY SERVICES www.ucl.ac.uk/library/cruciform-hub

UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Cruciform Hub: Getting it right Involving students, academics/teachers, Professional Services (Library Services, Estates, ISD, Museums & Collections) Library surveys, focus groups, design meetings

Cruciform Pilot (October 2012- June 2013) Spaces for concentration, collaboration and contemplation UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Cruciform Hub

Help zone, self-service and group study UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Cruciform Hub Group Study area

UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Cruciform Hub Computer cluster UCL LIBRARY SERVICES

Cruciform Hub Quiet study room UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Cruciform Hub: inspiring

Facilities Exhibitions Collections Events UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Royal Free Hub

UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Whittington Hub http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/staff-students/hubs UCL LIBRARY SERVICES

Bartlett Hub A heart for the Faculty of the Built Environment Detailed design to be completed by October 2013 Incorporating: Quiet study and group work spaces Bartlett Library collections (self-service)

Computer cluster Faculty admin and Library offices UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Research Grid Collaboration with Graduate School and Student Union

(Postgrad Sabbatical Officer) Space open 24/7, monitored by Library Service Assistants UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Research Grid feedback Its absolutely brilliant fantastic wonderful

We need more UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Research Grid II UCL LIBRARY SERVICES

Outlook: future developments More hubs UCL Student Centre UCL Central Library UCL LIBRARY SERVICES

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