Fast-forward: the transformation of excellence

Carla B. Tracy


Long before receiving the 2006 ACRL Excellence award in the College category, the Thomas Tredway Library at Augustana College (Illinois) served not only as a traditional library but as the College’s default student center, the place on campus for students to study, grab a quick meal in the coffee shop, and generally “see and be seen.” In 2010, an administrative initiative that would combine the library, student activities, and a new dining hall required the library staff to alter their customary incremental approach to change and to quickly re-examine their core mission and values. This chapter describes that examination and some of the challenges in planning a unique ...

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