|Joan K. Lippincott
Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
As more students own their own laptops and other devices, will there continue to be the need for traditional computer labs? As institutions do away with branch libraries, are they replacing them with faculty offices or classrooms, or are they creating new types of informal learning spaces? This session will explore the continuing rationale for the availability of technology-enabled, informal learning spaces on campus. Some model projects will be described and some features and principles will be explored. Participants will be encouraged to contribute their institutional experience with campus-wide planning initiatives for computer and/or library facilities, their innovative facilities projects, and their thoughts on the future of technology-enabled spaces on campuses.