This article provides a brief overview of several current trends in academic library design, a description of several paradigms for library services, and a discussion of the impact on library design of evolving technologies and changing student expectations for library resources and services. The article explores opportunities and challenges that new technologies provide and the impact of the digital environment on academic libraries and the learning experience of students. Observations from a focus group and site visits to six academic libraries constructed, renovated or planned within the past five years provide examples of factors influencing library design and address both positive and negative outcomes of various designs.
"Moving Target: Academic Library Design and Services in Response to Evolving Technologies and Student Expectations,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 54
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol54/iss2/9