Report: “Texas University Libraries Renovate to Keep Student Interest”
From the Houston Chronicle:
“Libraries typically used to be the gatekeepers to knowledge – in the olden days, the stacks were closed,” said Susan Goodwin, associate dean for user services at A&M. “Now, I see us as a gateway. We are facilitators to bring (students) to other experts.”
Campuses across the state are pouring money into renovating libraries, adding study rooms, café-like booths and, yes, exercise machines so students can multi-task while studying.
Universities/libraries mentioned in the article include:
- Rice University
- Texas A&M University
- Texas Southern University
- University of Houston
- University of Texas at Austin
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