Hunt Library's Designs for Teaching and Learning: Radically Student-Centered Design and the New Learning Commons
North Carolina State University opened its second main library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, in January 2013, which features large open spaces and new technologies. Hunt Library offers dozens of group study rooms; music and media production rooms; a makerspace; a game lab; two high-end visualization rooms; and four large public video walls. We will show how this 21st-century library's design offers novel opportunities for teaching and learning, and how faculty and students are leveraging the design.
OUTCOMES: Understand the value of intentionally designing learning spaces with a student-centered focus * Discover the possibilities of engaging students with innovative emerging technologies * Learn how large-scale visualization walls can enhance teaching and learning * Discover the advantages of a makerspace program * Learn how the combination of multimedia production spaces with presentation spaces can involve the library in every step of an assignment
Head, User Experience, NC State University
Lee Van OrsdelDean of University Libraries, Grand Valley State University
Eric KunnenAssociate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies, Grand Valley State University