January 17, 2022

A New Hub For Learning at UNC at Chapel Hill, via a New Strategic Partnership at the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library

From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Preparing students to succeed both in class and beyond is at the heart of the mission for both Carolina’s University Libraries and Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling. That’s why leaders from the two organizations recently joined forces to explore a broader partnership — and the relocation of CSSAC to the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library.

Their shared vision is to create a vibrant epicenter for student learning at the very heart of campus.

“This is an opportunity to build something new with partners who are committed to things that we are excited to be doing: working collaboratively and inclusively; centering student excellence and student learning; and providing diverse services to a diverse student body,” said Elaine Westbrooks, vice provost for University Libraries and University librarian.


“We want the space to have a living room feel but also be a hub for instruction, where students get the tools to navigate the complex digital world that they live in,” said Westbrooks.  “I’m excited to help create this inclusive, student-centered, welcoming place that students will own and where they will feel like they belong.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.