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Universal Design

A Practical Guide to Creating and Re-Creating interiors of Academic Libraries for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Universal Design provides practitioners, graduate students, and other professionals interested in obtaining practical advice on how to effectively create and re-create interiors of academic libraries for teaching, learning, and research. The academic library ‘as place’ continues to evolve around the idea that the existing environment can have multiple uses. Partnerships with other college and university agencies, such as centers for teaching excellence and writing centers have compatible missions with those of academic libraries. Established within the building-proper these facilities will better serve students and faculty. The book fills the need for current information about how to effectively design and re-design academic library spaces to meet the ever-changing needs for today’s and tomorrow’s students, faculty, and researchers.

Paperback, 176 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-633-3

Contents

  • Why interior design matters; Creating user-centered spaces in academic libraries; Universally-friendly spaces; Universal design of learning spaces; Potential collaborations; Transforming spaces through the use of vignettes; Conclusion.

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