Spring at Koerner Library

As part of a multi-branch initiative, UBC Library has rolled out a combined service desk on the third floor of Koerner Library. Users can now access a broad range of services in one single location.

The multi-service desk offers information, research help and borrowing services. This integrated model will be implemented at UBC’s Okanagan Library this fall. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library will implement the new service desks in early 2013.

The changes are the result of recent service reviews conducted as part of the Library’s commitment to enhance student learning by developing user-centred spaces and services. The reviews were guided by input from students, faculty and staff, as well as reviews of other academic libraries across North America. The UBC Library Student Advisory Committee also provided input on the upcoming changes.

The changes at Koerner will continue this fall with the opening of the Research Commons. 

Stay tuned for more updates on the multi-service desks. For feedback or questions regarding the changes, please contact Lea Starr, Associate University Librarian, Research Services.

Spring at Koerner LibraryAs part of a multi-branch initiative, UBC Library has rolled out a combined service desk on the third floor of Koerner Library. Users can now access a broad range of services in one single location.

The multi-service desk offers information, research help and borrowing services. This integrated model will be implemented at UBC’s Okanagan Library this fall. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library will implement the new service desks in early 2013.

The changes are the result of recent service reviews conducted as part of the Library’s commitment to enhance student learning by developing user-centred spaces and services. The reviews were guided by input from students, faculty and staff, as well as reviews of other academic libraries across North America. 

Stay tuned for more updates on the multi-service desks. For feedback or questions regarding the changes, please contact Lea Starr, Associate University Librarian, Research Services.

Photo courtesy of Martin Dee

As part of UBC Library’s commitment to enhance student spaces, we have recently renovated the third level in Koerner Library.

We are now looking for feedback from our users on whether the space meets their needs.

The Library has released a multiple part survey, asking a series of questions on four different days to assess your satisfaction with the newly renovated space. The questions will be released on April 12, 13, 16, and 17. Survey respondents will have the opportunity to enter to win a $25 iTunes giftcard. However, responses will only be counted once per question, to a total of four possible entries. 

  • Part 1 – April 12 - Thanks for responding!
  • Part 2 – April 13 – Thanks for responding!
  • Part 3 – April 16 – Thanks for responding!
  • Part 4 – April 17 - Thanks for responding!

The new Koerner space, which opened to the public this week, features more user-centered spaces to promote informal learning and collaboration. For questions about the survey, contact Library Communications.

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As part of the Library’s commitment to enhance student spaces, Koerner Library will be undergoing renovations on its third floor beginning late October.

Completed renovations will feature more study areas, casual seating, and reference computers for student use. While construction is underway, students will be redirected to access other computer stations on other levels within Koerner. Faculty, staff and campus visitors may expect to see various directional signage in the library while construction is underway.

The renovated space will be completed by early spring.

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