DATE 2016/06/23 VISITORS 2376
The modern generation of students have an increasing the need for diversified study and research methods. Their time spent in the library to gather data has been fundamentally changed by increasingly updating technology and innovative concepts. For this reason, in recent years universities around the world have begun designing areas called information commons, which combine the function of research and socializing for purposes of academic discussion. Even though the new area includes spaces for independent study, it also allows for cooperative interaction and professional resources and guidance.
The Chueh-sheng Memorial Library will be opening an area on the third floor that will allow students to partake in the information commons experience consisting of study, discussion, research and resting areas for students. Director of the Chueh-sheng Memorial Library, Sheue-fang Song, expressed, “I have always attempted to add to what the previous 2 administrators began within the last 20 years. This has been the inspiration for planning and design for the library from 2014-2016. The first floor has been developed into a 24 hour study area with themes of cultural learning, the second floor utilizes the RFID card catalogue that emphasizes technological applications in fashion of a smart room. The third floor is the Information Commons area combined with three other sections: Student Success, Learning Commons and Research Commons.”
Organizer of the third floor renovations is director of the Reference and Information Services Section, Su-jung Chang, who pointed out, “The third floor originally consisted of classical literature and Western literature references. Now it’s been changed into a diversified learning area with technological facilities that provides modern methods of study.”