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Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces

The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries Symposium

The following materials were presented at the Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries Symposium in Philadelphia, PA. If you would like to follow the entirety of the symposium, download the materials beforehand and watch the full Symposium playlist.

[Video introduction]

Keynote Address:

Envisioning Academic Medicine in 2025: Strategic Forecasts for Health Care, Discovery, and Learning
by William T. Mallon, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges

Morning Panel

"Perspectives on the Library of the Future: Planning, Design, Innovation" [Video]

  • An Architect's Perspective:  Peter J. Bolek, AIA, NCARB, Principal at Holzheimer Bolek + Meehan (HBM) Architects
    • Design Tools: Thinking differently, embracing dynamic change, and the benefits of flexible spaces (PPT)
  • A Campus Planner's Perspective:  Lisa Keith, Space Planner, Principal at Ayers Saint Gross (ASG)
    •  Space Planning for a Health Sciences Library (PPT)
  • An Ethnographer's Perspective:  Nancy Fried Foster, Senior Anthropologist, Libraries and Scholarly Communication at Ithaka S+R
    • Perspectives on the Library of the Future: Planning, Design, Innovation (PPT)
  • A Health Care Administrator's Perspective: Barbara Barnes, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education and Industry Relationships and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Pittsburgh and Vice President of Sponsored Programs, Research Support, and Continuing Medical Education for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    • A Healthcare Administrator's Perspective on the Library of the Future: The Reality of Virtual (PPT)
  • A Health Science Educator's Perspective:  Steven Herrine, MD, Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 
    • Libraries: Medical Education Perspective (PPT)

Afternoon Session

  • The Evolving Academic Library: Considerations for Designing a Learner - Centered Health Sciences library by Steelcase, (Donald (Chip) McClellan, Steelcase Education Sales Leader, North America [Video]
    • The Evolving Academic Library (PDF)
    • Steelcase Library Ideabook (PDF)

Afternoon Panel

Reducing the Footprint, Expanding the Neighborhood" [Video]

  •  Is the Library a Building? - Jane Blumenthal (PPT)
  •  Space? What space? Oh, it is all about space - Anne Seymour (PPT)
  •  Libraries as Innovation Partners & Places - Jean Shipman (PPT)

Lightning Talks


  • Reimagining a Biomedical Lilbrary as a Biotech Commons - Barbara Cavanaugh (PPT)
  • Born Digital - New Health Sciences Libraries -  Nadine Dexter (PPT)
  • Listening to Students and Creating a Collaborative Environment - Darlene Parker (PPT)
  • Reinventing the Harrell HSL for the 21st Century - Cynthia Robinson (PPT)

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April 18, 2016
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This event was created on November 9, 2016.
Keywords: library spaces, symposium