20 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
“The student interest was discovered as part of our Mellon-funded study on the research needs of faculty and
grad students.”
“Through repeated comments/suggestions in the LibQUAL+ surveys.”
“We had a similar space but it was in great need of improvements.”
“Influenced by success of Learning Commons with undergraduate students.”
“Initiated as a complement to Undergraduate Learning Commons.”
“Opportunity to collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning who reports to the Vice-Provost
(Academic Programs and Students). The Teaching Support Centre (TSC) moved into newly renovated space in
The D.B. Weldon Library which is centrally located on campus. The Information Literacy Librarian, who reports
to the Associate University Librarian (Planning and Services) has an office in the TSC, works with the TSC staff
and provides information literacy leadership in the Libraries.”
“Our spaces specifically for faculty + graduate students are limited to research study carrels which were part
of the original design plan for the main library building which opened in 1970. We have classroom spaces that
faculty can use on a limited basis for classes. At one time we had a document delivery service for books for
faculty, but that was discontinued several years ago. So I expect I may find it difficult to answer this survey.”
“Our study spaces and carrels for grad students and faculty have been available for a number of years.”
“Result of space planning process within the libraries. Space will be become available with the construction
of a second module as part of our off-site storage facility. In addition, central campus space is at a premium
and use of library space to consolidate and create services for faculty and graduate services in one location is
central to our planning for the Research Commons.”
“Study spaces for faculty and graduate students have been available at the Bizzell Memorial Library (main
library) for more than 30 years.”
“The recent opening of the new Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (official opening was held April 11, 2008)
provides the opportunity for planning new programs and services for all users, graduates students and faculty
included. The IKBLC, University of British Columbia Library: 200,000 square feet of new space and more than
46,000 square feet of renovated space. Includes innovative learning spaces, including a 157-set theatre,
new technologies, flexible furniture to support large and small space work; breakout rooms, an array of
seminar/study rooms and classrooms, for groups ranging from 6 to 110 people. Onsite webcasting and video-
conferencing capabilities, simulation and gaming technologies for learning support. Office space and study
spaces for UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, officers and other facilities for the Centre
for Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG), media commons, learning commons, etc. Potential partnerships
with student development office, Office of Learning Technology, Writing Centre, TAG, and more. And, of
course, a Library with the Chapman Learning Commons, and other reference/instruction/outreach/liaison
“The success of the Information Commons made us realize that we needed to provide better space for all of
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