Check it out! The Hub is expanding!
Tell your students (and faculty partners too!) that the 21st century version of studying in the library is here. Following in the footsteps of the very successful “Hub” in the basement, the second floor of of the W.T.Young Library, fondly referred to as “WillyT” by students, is getting a makeover.
According to a post by Stacey Greenwell last year about the second floor renovation: “A section of the reference desk will be removed to create an open design which is more conducive to reference transactions and consultations. A variety of seating, tables, and whiteboards will be added around the desk for instruction, collaboration, and study. This arrangement will extend to the ready reference area to include open and enclosed consultation/small group spaces.”
In addition, to the reference area, the south wing will be transformed to allow for “three enclosed spaces for consultation, instruction, and group study. The space will include a variety of seating arrangements for students to work independently or in small groups. The space will be designed for students to work with laptops with the addition of power outlets and flat panel displays for connecting laptops.”
Check out the photos uploaded to the UK Libraries Facebook photo album. If you have a Facebook account, you can follow its progress yourself by choosing “Like” at the UK Libraries main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uklibraries).