During Spring Quarter, we will begin preparations for the Summer 2013 renovation of the Richardson Library. Please watch the library Web site for notification of major changes in the location of library offices and collections, and please ask any questions you may have at any Richardson Library service desk.
Please note that we will be removing and re-locating shelving on the second floor of the Richardson Library during Spring Break (March 25-29, 2013) in order to make space for furnishings and collections that will be relocated from the first floor. Library patrons seeking quiet study or work space during Spring Break should take advantage of computer labs and other spaces that will be available on the other floors of the Richardson Library. The computers on the second floor also will be available.
There will be some preparatory construction work inside the entrance to the library beginning on Monday, March 25th.
If you have any questions about the Richardson Library renovation plans for Spring and Summer 2013, please contact Chris Hoeppner, Associate Director of Libraries for Administrative Services at <email@example.com>.
Phase 2 of the Richardson Library renovation begins in June 2013. The first floor of the Library will be completely reconfigured as an Information Commons. The Commons will include expanded capacity for collaborative work at stations with the latest technology, a Learning Center that collocates tutoring support services, and a Scholars Lab providing a space to work with specialized software. Watch this space for further announcements and updates.
Renovation Project Overview
Special Faculty Renovation Newsletter
An Open Letter from Father Edward Udovic regarding the renovation
At its May 19th meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the first phase of a four year, ten million dollar renovation of the John T. Richardson Library. The first phase of the renovation is scheduled to begin this summer, with subsequent phases taking place each summer through the summer of 2014. These phases have been planned in such a way as to minimize the impact on ongoing library operations. (Read More)
Creating a Flexible, Scalable Information Commons
One of the key challenges the DePaul Libraries face is re-configuring our traditional library spaces to better serve student and faculty research needs in the face of changing technologies, modalities of information delivery and learning styles. The DePaul Library's Commons will be a shared social space where diverse groups of people gather to access and share information. The Commons is designed to support and enhance learning by providing state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive access to Library collections in a comfortable social setting. (Read More)
Our Changing Collections and the Library Renovation
DePaul’s Libraries have never offered a richer collection of resources, nor have our resources ever been easier to access. In response to our patrons’ needs and in support of DePaul’s curriculum, we have built extensive digital collections. Databases and e-journals are our most highly used resources; e-books are becoming more prevalent. We are digitizing resources for course use and building unique digital collections at an unprecedented rate. At the same time, our print book collections and primary resources are still being used. (Read More)
Expanded Space for Special Collections and Archives
The last ten years of expansion in the instructional and curricular uses of the primary source materials held in Special Collections and Archives has far outpaced the existing spaces designed in 1988. The plans for the renovation of Richardson include exciting changes for how we work with our patrons and with the classes that have come to rely on our services. (Read More)
At its May 19, 2010 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the first phase of a four year, ten million dollar renovation of the John T. Richardson Library. Our goal is to be as open as possible about the renovation; This LibGuide will be your resource for information on the Renovation, including the special issue of the Faculty Newsletter announcing the renovation, floor plans, progress reports, and room for community feedback.
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