From the IUPUI in Indianapolis:
For a building that’s supposed to be quiet, University Library has hosted a lot of clanging and banging this semester.
One of the signature buildings on IUPUI campus, the library is undergoing $1.75 million worth of renovations on the third and fourth floors. But come May, all the racket will be well worth it as upgrades in technology, layout and space are being addressed. Besides, most of the current student patrons have earbuds firmly in place to allow for undistracted studying.
“We’ve conducted a lot of research into how students have used our space, collecting their feedback on improvements they’d like us to make, over the past 18 months,” said Willie Miller, associate librarian at University Library. “Where do they go for studying? What kind of amenities do they want in a study space? What kinds of spaces feel good and productive for them when they’re studying by themselves or with a group? We’re trying to make these areas a place for people and not just books.”
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