By Lexie Murphy Whenever I am trying to find a good place to study, I generally look for a space that will offer three things: comfortable seating, a vibrant environment, and most importantly, somewhere that is pretty quiet. This can be pretty hard to find going to the University of Waterloo that educates approximately 35,000 … Continue reading A Calm Study Oasis
Pop by the SJU Boardroom in Sweeney Hall to test out the 27! sample chairs that the Library is considering using for our new and renovated spaces. We invite you all to come and test out the seating options and provide us with any feedback you have. Don't like the way the chair looks? Let … Continue reading Test Drive our Furniture Choices
The time has come for us to close the doors of our library and finishing packing and moving out into our temporary home. The collection is being boxed up and moved off site as I write this post. Our facilities and IT teams continue their hard work decommissioning, packing, and moving out our equipment, supplies, … Continue reading Moving day
By Rachel Hannusch When I was a first year student, I started working at the St. Jerome’s Library and when I answered the classic “where do you work?” question the typical response that I received was “I didn’t know that there was one”. At first this didn’t surprise me, we were all first years after … Continue reading Libraries are for Everyone
The most consistent question I’ve been asked about the Library Expansion, in some form or another, is “Is there still going to be quiet spaces?!” The answer is YES, most certainly! Admittedly, these questions shouldn’t have come as a surprising, since the images that have been shared so far in the gallery have been almost entirely of … Continue reading Focus, please.
Many of the spaces in the St. Jerome’s Library renovation are brand new to the St. Jerome’s campus. The digital research lab is a particular standout in this regard. So, how do you know if a concept space will work in a new library? You experiment with pilot projects. The Medieval DRAGEN Lab, Dr. Steven … Continue reading Research Space Pilot Projects
One of the most exciting concept spaces in the new library is what I have been referring to as the Research and Digital Discovery Lab. RaDD Lab just has a nice ring to it. The idea behind this space is to give student and faculty researchers at St. Jerome’s the tools to research and disseminate their … Continue reading 2017 in 3D