Apologies for the delay on getting this one up - I had a bit of a time finding a simple solution to host a very large (over 100mb) powerpoint presentation. Slideboom to the rescue!:
Here's the whole thing (pptx) if you'd like to download it.
In this talk Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap Van de Geer, Jeff Wisniewski and I presented a fair number of examples of libraries we thought have done a good job of rethinking the spaces they occupy, and also threw out some food for thought for anyone considering revising their library spaces through renovation or new building. Important to note that some of these examples can be emulated w/o much money at all, so don't let that be an excuse!
Had I seen them before we put together the presentation I would've included the following two articles:
If You Build It, Will They Come? Library Learning Spaces and Technology - Educause Review:
In the first year after the Shapiro Library at the University of Michigan undertook a renovation of a large lobby space on the first floor of the building, we were surprised to find that one of the embedded technology options wasn’t being used much, and we didn’t know why.
"Earlier this year, the building's DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library became one of the first academic libraries in the United States to provide 3D scanning and printing to all students and faculty, as well as the public."