Interstitial Spaces, Liminal Places: The Academic Library as Change Agent

Wednesday, October 16 | 5:00PM–5:45PM CT | W185bc, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation

Interactive learning design provided by Steelcase Education, Gold Partner

Explore the transformative potential of new academic library design through the experiences of two new library design projects. Focusing on academic libraries as interstitial learning, teaching, and research spaces, explore how leveraging technology, expertise, interdisciplinarity, and creativity can position the library to shape, influence, and lead change across campus.

Outcomes: Articulate how teaching, learning, and research innovation can be uniquely fostered and advanced through the library * Understand how building design and vision have significant influence * Identify how to position academic libraries as drivers of innovation


  • Meagan Bowler

    Dean, University Library, Mount Royal University
  • Carol Shepstone

    Librarian, Toronto Metropolitan University

Resources & Downloads

  • Interstitial Spaces Liminal Places The Academic Library as Change Agent

    Updated on 11/26/2019