Earlier this month, Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) and the Fenway Libraries Consortium (FLC) hosted the event, Taking Stock: Best Practices for Designing Library Learning Space Today. The keynote speaker of the event was Allison Head, Executive Director and Lead Researcher at Project Information Literacy (PIL).
Head spoke about the research PIL has conducted regarding building renovations at academic libraries. The research encapsulated all parts of the renovation process, from how librarians and architects work together in planning stages, to the goals and changes librarians and administrators wanted to see in the physical space, to how patrons used the spaces after the renovations. The full report on this project is still to be released.