Now in its 16th year, the Brick & Click Libraries Conference (#bclc16) is a one-day event featuring concurrent and lightning round sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely topics. The conference supports the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals.

The conference is held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Registration is limited in order to maintain the advantages of a small conference, so register early!   To register visit: www.brickandclick.org
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Friday, November 4 • 11:10am - 12:00pm
Library Space and Usage Studies Can Inform, Influence & Impact Our Buildings and Services

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As information resources in academic libraries continue to become more digital and less physical in format, library space can be seen as valuable real estate that might be better used for other purposes. Some faculty and administrators might assume that the library building (or book stacks) is no longer needed if less physical resources are purchased. Library administrators need to be able to demonstrate their department’s impact and value to the education process.  An initial step in this assessment process is conducting space and usage studies. Rowan University’s Campbell Library has conducted space and usage studies for five semesters. The results have informed the library administrators which in turned helped influence decisions that impacted building renovations and services as well as the image of the library.

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Terra Feick

Assistant Library Director, Access Services, Northwest Missouri State University


Susan Fink

Director of Technical Services, Facilites & Business Administration, Rowan University

Friday November 4, 2016 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room D