LLC pursues the transformation of its learning spaces

LLC pursues the transformation of its learning spaces

As part of the campus’ continuous efforts to improve the student experience and learning spaces, I am pleased to announce that the Library is about to pursue its transformation at Level 1, with the expansion of LLC Training Room and the ‘repurposing’ of two study areas in the Learning Commons:

The transformation of the Learning Commons area includes:

  • Demolishing of the Learning Skills office to expand LLC training room and provide additional computing equipment. The Learning Skills Advisers will relocate to Level 2 of the Library, effective 26 December 2016.
  • Re-deployment of LLC laptops in two areas of the Learning Commons:
    • Study area located to the left of the Information Services counter
    • New laptop zone looking onto the Plenary Landscape

In total, a combination of 60 laptops/desktops will be added, bringing to 220 the number of computers available in the Library and Learning Commons.

In conjunction with the above developments, and given the continued decline of mobile device loans recorded in the past two years (-20% per year), LLC will permanently discontinue its mobile device loan service, effective 2 January 2017.

Both LLC and ITS management are confident that the expansion of the training room, combined with the creation of two laptop-only zones, and the availability of ITS computer labs across campus, will provide Monash students with a much enhanced access to computing facilities at the Malaysia campus.

LLC renovation project is expected to start early January 2017 with a completion anticipated early March 2017.

All Library services and operations will remain uninterrupted throughout the duration of the work.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at isabelle.eula@monash.edu

As the year 2016 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish every student and staff a happy holiday season!

Isabelle Eula

Director, Library and Learning Commons