Library Consolidates Collections to Create New Learning Spaces

15 Aug 2017

In an effort to encourage instructional innovation and make the best use of space and staff time, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is repurposing underutilized areas in on-campus libraries to create new learning spaces.

The new spaces support active learning by “flipping” the traditional instructional model: instead of lecturing in class and assigning homework, instructors often ask students to watch online lectures before each class session in order to use class time to work on projects and call on the instructor’s expertise when they need assistance.

With a dedicated high-density shelving facility and a solid strategy to fill it, the university is well-positioned to honor its commitments to retaining print-based materials while making room for modern ways to create, use, and share information.

See below for new learning spaces created as a result of their storage consolidation:




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