Future of Academic Libraries Talk on Monday

Susan Gibbons will speak on "Redesigning Libraries to Support Undergraduate Success," 4:30 pm, Neilson Browsing Room

Yale University Librarian Susan Gibbons is well known for the library user studies she undertook at the University of Rochester in collaboration with an anthropologist. This multi-year project examined how faculty and students do their academic work, find information, and make use of the physical and technological resources offered by the libraries. The results of this study led to numerous improvements in library spaces and services to better meet user needs.

Resource Link
Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester (ACRL) PDF
Glimpsing the Future through User Studies (Library of Congress) Webcast
Susan Gibbons Biographical Information (Yale University) Link


Christopher Loring
Director of the Libraries, Smith College