Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries: A Decision Maker’s Guide includes innovative ways libraries are engaging students, including the practice of setting aside high-tech spaces for creativity. Five models of library creative spaces are explored in this book, including digital media labs, digital humanities labs, makerspaces, data visualization labs and knowledge markets. The book explores creative spaces currently offered in libraries, with a focus on academic libraries. It gives real-world advice for the process of crafting a new space in the library, including tactics on how to find campus partners, conduct a needs analysis, and answer important questions.
Case studies of innovators of library creativity further highlight the successes—and pitfalls—of embarking on the process of developing a new service or space in the library.
Shows administrators what other institutions are doing to enable media literacy Helps university library administrators determine their best course of action Provides detailed, unique case studies on up to 10 leading institutions, along with the service models they are providing