Change is coming to the main floor of the Library—a new look and a new service model. At the present time, students must go to offices and labs located in several buildings for basic academic services. By next fall that will no longer be the case. Those services will soon be close neighbors in the Library.
Plans are being created to bring the Writing Center, instructional services from University Technology, INTO’s academic services (Drew’s new partner for international students) and perhaps others to the Library, where they will collaborate with each other and the Library’s Reference and Research Services. Help stations will be shared by several services, much of the old heavy furniture will give way to flexible furniture that students can configure according to their needs and wireless connectivity will be improved. A coffee service is being considered for the lobby. Fresh paint and new carpet will be grace notes.
These enhancements to student academic services are the result of the happy confluence of the Library and Instructional Technology’s strategic plans, Drew2017 planning and INTO.