Universal Design

Universal Design Gail M. Staines

A wealth of possibilities related to use of space and design exists within the walls of academic libraries. This book gives readers to-the-point explanations and information 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. Staines shows how partnerships with other college and university agencies, such as centers for teaching excellence and writing centers, can work, given the compatibility of their missions with those of academic libraries. Multi-use interiors can better serve both students and faculty, and using the easy-to-locate references and constructive tips in this book, readers can effectively design and redesign academic library spaces to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students, faculty, and researchers.