Disruptive Technologies

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Library of the Present

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  1. Chris Williams

    March 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I watched this video in my university’s library and boy does Stony Brook have a lot of catching up to do. As a student everything Dean VanOrsdel said is exactly what I want and try to get out of a library.

  2. It is exactly the kind of environment our students deserve. It is truly stunning. I was involved in a similar project at Penn State and it was simply a stunning environment to work in.


    I even taught Disruptive Technologies in one of the group study spaces one year.


  3. This is awesome! I especially like the practical aspect that she emphasizes when she says that the library as a collaborative work space should mirror the professional collaborative work space. So true! Can’t wait to see it at SBU 🙂

    • As I read your words, Jay I couldn’t help but think about how the design of the physical space is so purposefully working to accomadate both the idea of individual identity and the construction of community. The last time I taught this class, we looked very seriously at learning spaces and what the design of those spaces encouraged us to do as teachers and learners. In the demonstration of this new library design, it is easy to see that the design of this space intentionally presses the students into specific types of behaviors. I will share a project I am working on when we get back together that aims to do something similar here at SBU.

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