NEWS BRIEFS: Considering the Future of Our Library Space

Students ride bicycles past Shields Library. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

Students ride bicycles past Shields Library. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

The University Library has launched a visioning process, to continue through fall quarter, to reimagine the future of the Shields, Carlson Health Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering libraries.

Through a yearlong, campuswide conversation with students, faculty and staff, the library will assess how its physical space, technology and services can best serve the UC Davis community and support student success in the 21st century. Opportunities to share ideas will include focus groups, town hall meetings, and surveys of faculty, students and staff.

The visioning process represents the first of three phases leading up to a possible major redesign of the University Library buildings.

As the academic hub of the university, the library touches nearly every student, faculty member and researcher during their time on campus. It serves as a gathering place, a space for quiet study and collaboration, and a place for deep thought and discovery. Now, the University Library invites you to help answer the question: “What more could it be?”

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