November 24, 2015

Research Libraries: New White Paper: “Reimagining the Georgia Tech Library”

Here’s a recently published white paper by the Georgia Tech Library and made available via SMARTech, the Georgia Tech institutional repository.


Reimagining the Georgia Tech Library


Charlie Bennett

Wendy Hagenmaier

Lizzy Rolando

Fred Rascoe

Lori Critz

Crystal Renfro

Willie Baer


In this paper, we discuss the major elements of that renewal as pertaining to our Library. First, we are a research library. A 21st century research institution still requires the multifaceted services of a research library. We also discuss the space of the Library itself. A library has never been merely a container for books. The physical space of the renewed Library will be the interdisciplinary platform for innovative scholarship and learning, as services expand. Finally, we discuss the role of the Library as an integrated network of resources, focusing on the important and unique collaborative services provided by Library faculty and staff. The renewed Georgia Tech Library will be the research library that Georgia Tech needs to both support and define what a 21st century research institution should be.

Direct to Full Text (12 pages; PDF)

Direct to Georgia Tech Library Renewal Website

See Also: Georgia Tech Selects Two Architecture and Design Firms For Library Renewal Project (March 4, 2014)

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