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Transforming Health Sciences Library Spaces


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Part I: Library Spaces That Work for Users Chapter 1 Consumer Health Library Spaces: `If you build it, will they come?' Stevo Rocksandic and Allison Erlinger Chapter 2 Space Utilization Study by Ithika S+R Mellanye Lackey, Jean P. Shipman, Camille Salmond, and Darell Schmick Chapter 3 Services and Space in Support of Innovation Valrie Minson, Christine Driver Yip, Sara Russell Gonzalez, Neelam Bharti and Adam Brown Chapter 4 Rethink, Redo, Repurpose: Transforming the Library Space to Meet Clients' Needs Stevo Roksandic and Allison Erlinger Part II: Working in Unique Spaces Chapter 5 From There to Here to Virtual: Transformative Change at Chamberlain University Lisa Blackwell Chapter 6 Showing Leadership in Virtual Library Spaces Helen-Ann Brown Epstein Chapter 7 Reimagining Special Collections Spaces Esther Carrigan and Nancy Burford Part III: Library Spaces Working with What They've Got Chapter 8 How One Library Streamlined, Slimmed Down and Became More Efficient After Losing 50% of Their Space Jessica Decaro and Shannon Butcheck Chapter 9 Surviving Tight Budgets and Proving Value-Added in Library Spaces Margaret Hoogland Chapter 10 Nickel and Diming Library Space Improvements with the Annual Library Budget Alanna Campbell and Patty Fink Epilogue: To Be a Building or Not to Be Looking Toward the Future Jean Shipman and Alanna Campbell

About the Author

Alanna Campbell, MISt is the Public Services Librarian with the Health Sciences Library at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Her research interests include library spaces, user engagement and evidence based medicine. Alanna has presented at a number of conferences on these topics, and more, including the Canadian Health Libraries Association's and Medical Library Association's annual conferences, Library as Place and the Ontario Library Association's Super Conference. Transforming Health Sciences Library Spaces was edited based on her passion for library spaces and desire to keep them relevant, up to date and meaningful.


Transforming Health Sciences Spaces explores the need to consider all aspects surrounding how we regard the "library as place" whether it is a physical or virtual space. From new spaces, to reimagining old spaces, to contemplating no space, to the importance of aligning with user and community needs, this book leaves no corner of the conversation unexamined. It is a complete and critical resource for those involved or interested in any conversation regarding library "space." -- M.J. Toovey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
This book provides excellent first-hand experiences of the trials, triumphs, and innovative ways that health sciences library spaces have been transformed to meet the needs of the users. -- Rebecca O. Davis, MSLS, PhD, assistant professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University

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