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3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Renovation

Welcome to the University Library Renovation Site. This site will provide updates, timeline, and noise level regarding the renovation.

The University Libraries are being transformed into a modern, technologically equipped, learner-centered resource for 21st century teaching and learning. The current renovation of the William Knox Holt Memorial Library on the Stockton Campus is part of the libraries' redesign plans to provide holistic and supportive learning experiences that reflect how students live and learn today.

All phases of the process have been intentionally collaborative, beginning with an interactive workshop hosted by the architects in July 2016, where students, faculty and staff came together to share ideas and create a new vision for what the library should look like and be. Ideas generated during the workshop have informed renovation goals that are consistent with the university's refreshed strategic plan, Pacific 2020Rand the priorities of the Academic Plan:

Visioning Phase

During spring 2016, University of the Pacific engaged the CREDO higher education planning firm to assess and recommend student experiences in campus spaces. Then, in July 2016, through a shared visioning process (charrette), this firm helped Pacific student, faculty, and staff representatives reimagine the Stockton Campus Library facility. A key outcome from this exercise was a Student Academic Success Hub to co-locate student academic success and library research support services, in alignment with higher education best practices. In its fullest expression, the collaboratively envisioned facility ecosystem anticipates heightened synergies among all Stockton Campus Library occupants, including Center for Teaching and Learning professionals, to nurture student academic persistence and foster faculty teaching and research excellence.

Initial charrette visioning produced four facility renovation goals, presented in alphabetical order below. In addition, each goal was fortified in the weeks that followed by specific objectives clarified through stakeholder interviews and data analysis to inform the ‘program’ (space purpose).

DELIVER ACADEMIC LIBRARY SERVICES:

  • Design spaces that enhance user experience of research collections, education services, digital learning commons, consultation services, and learning spaces.
  • Co-locate library faculty and staff to further collaboration, improve work flows, increase efficiencies, and heighten impact.
  • Create partnerships with other student academic success providers within spaces designed to catalyze collaborations through intentional adjacencies.
  • Create and nurture purposeful interactions within the facility among library faculty and staff, Pacific students and faculty, and faculty and student service providers.

ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING SPACES:

  • Consolidate print book and journal collection to improve information discovery, access, and usage.
  • Place welcome information, technology help, and Special Collections desks in more visible locations.
  • Design flexible and versatile spaces that build community, foster inquiry, and enable learning.
  • Reveal the natural beauty of the campus through intentional indoor-outdoor connections.

FACILITATE STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS:

  • Make learning resources and learning services in the Stockton Campus Library visible and accessible.
  • Create an integrated service area for physical and virtual delivery of 3-city student academic support programs.
  • Co-locate academic writing, library research, mathematics development, and peer tutoring services in a Student Academic Success Hub.

IMPROVE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SPACES:

  • Design shared teaching spaces which foster faculty exploration and development of learner-centered teaching practices and technological experimentation.
  • Create naturally inviting, permeable spaces which inspire and nurture interdisciplinary collaboration, and support faculty individual and group work.

For further information, see University Library Re-visioning SharePoint site: https://share.pacific.edu/sites/provost/ULR/  SitePages/Home.aspx (pacific login required)

Project Phases

Library Facility Student Spaces Infographic

Project Timeline

Project Timeline

Numbers

3d printing visitors
10,062
visitors
print materials
234,352
print books available
ebooks
181,454
ebooks available
tech checkouts
6,682
tech checkouts
instruction sessions
155
instructions conducted
research requests answered
4,598 
research requests answered

Share Your Ideas

Give us your feedback on the changes you’d like to see implemented as part of this project. Are there services you’d like to change? Which new ideas would you like to implement and create at the Library?

Fill out this form and let your voice be heard.
University of the Pacific Libraries Renovation Video

Community Engagement

These photos were captured during workshops and feedback sessions led by Gensler in 2017-18.

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

LIBRARY CHARETTE, 2016

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

LIBRARY CHARETTE, 2016

LIBRARY CHARETTE, 2016

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

LIBRARY CHARETTE, 2016

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

STUDENT WORKSHOP, JAN 25

Project Partners

THE ARCHITECTS: PAUL HALAJIAN
 

THE CLIENT: WILLIAM KNOX HOLT MEMORIAL LIBRARY