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Library Renovation and Programming

Earlier Project Updates

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April 25, 2014

Sent on behalf of Sandra Wong, Dean of the Faculty and College, Chair of the Library Renovation Team:

Here are the latest activities in Phase 1 of Programming with MASS Design Group and brightspot:

Week of April 21

  • First draft presentations of three programming scenarios held April 22 and 23. Groups participating in the presentations included: President's Cabinet, Library and Center Teams, staff and programs from the library, faculty, and students.

View presentation slides and a detailed timeline: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/strategicplan/progress/library.dot

Week of April 28

  • Second draft of programming presentations for Library and Center Teams, President's Cabinet, and Board of Trustees; presentations will encompass feedback from groups that participated the previous week.

Reminder: Anne Hyde, director of the Crown Faculty Center and Ivan Gaetz, library director, will host a Crown Faculty Center event – "Faculty Lunch Discussion of the Tutt Renovation" – on April 29 at noon in TLC3.

MASS Design and brightspot welcome your input on the programming and conceptual design phase of our library renovation. Submit your input via the website through May 2 http://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/strategicplan/progress/library.dot.


April 18, 2014

Sent on behalf of Sandra Wong, Dean of the Faculty and College, Chair of the Library Renovation Action Team:

Key activities in Phase 1 of Programming with Mass Design and brightspot:

Week of March 31

  • Visioning workshops with the Library Renovation Action Team and representatives from specific programs to be housed in the new library, including the Crown Faculty Center, President's Council of Students, and ITS: Help Desk and Academic Technology
  • Engineering walk-through to better understand how the existing structure will affect renovation planning

Week of April 7

  • One-on-one interviews with individuals whose offices are located in Tutt Library
  • Programming workshops with staff on collections and services
  • Meetings about prioritization and space needs with campus leadership

Week of April 21

  • First draft presentations of three programming scenarios to be held on April 22 and 23.  Groups participating in the presentations include: President's Cabinet, Library and Center Action Teams, staff and programs from the library and a session for the faculty

In addition, Anne Hyde, director of the Crown Faculty Center and Ivan Gaetz, library director, will host a Crown Faculty Center event – "Faculty Lunch Discussion of the Tutt Renovation" – on April 29 at noon in TLC3. Faculty will receive a formal announcement for this event soon.

MASS Design and brightspot welcome your input on the programming and conceptual design phase of our library renovation.

See the full timeline of activity and submit your input via the website through April 25.


April 4, 2014

Sent on behalf of Sandra Wong, Dean of the Faculty and College, Chair of the Library Renovation Action Team:

Colorado College aims to provide new resources and support to realize the potential of our distinctive block plan. Renovating Tutt Library to create a home for the new Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching is a key priority in our strategic plan.  

A 16-member Library Action Team, composed of students, staff, faculty, and administrators, is undertaking phase one of the project. We have invited a consulting firm, MASS Design Group and brightspot, for an intensive eight-week campus visit that will focus on concept design and programming needs. Based on feedback from campus groups, the action team will work with consultants to develop a plan for future use by an architectural firm in the stages of building and construction.

MASS Design and brightspot's current and upcoming activities include:  

Week One

  • Meeting with President Jill Tiefenthaler
  • Library tour with directors of the library and Colket Student Learning Center
  • Campus tour with students
  • Interviews with members of our cabinet and Library Action Team

Week Two

  • Visioning workshops with the Library Action Team and representatives from specific programs to be housed in the new library, including the Crown Faculty Development Center, President's Council, and ITS: Help Desk
  • Engineering walk-through to better understand how the existing structure will impact renovation planning

Week Three

  • One-on-one interviews with individuals whose offices are located in the Tutt Library
  • Programming workshops with library staff
  • Meetings about prioritization and space needs with campus leadership

The Library Action Team will provide progress reports throughout the eight-week process, and as we meet our objectives over the course of the renovation project. Thank you for your participation and support as we imagine an intellectual hub that integrates resources, programs, and services, and fosters multiple opportunities to learn on The Block Plan.