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Laurier Brantford to open Digital Library and Learning Commons
Jan 23/14| For Immediate Release
Gohar Ashoughian, University Librarian
Kevin Klein, External Relations Coordinator
BRANTFORD – Laurier’s Brantford campus is moving a step closer to having its own dedicated library with the grand opening of its new Digital Library and Learning Commons (DLLC) Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.
The DLLC space will host Library services that improve the student experience and facilitate academic success. The DLLC features individual and group study areas, computer work stations, access to a wide range of electronic resources, easy access to academic librarians trained to help students and faculty members with their research, and a service desk. The space is located on the lower level of Grand River Hall, 171 Colborne Street.
“We are continuing to work towards a full-service Laurier library in Brantford,” said Gohar Ashoughian, Laurier’s university librarian. “In the meantime, this attractive, modern DLLC space will have a major positive impact on our ability to support teaching and learning and the research endeavours of Laurier students and faculty on the Brantford campus.”
The Laurier book and other physical materials collections will continue to be housed in the current location at the Brantford Public Library.
“We have an enormously productive partnership with our friends at the Brantford Public Library, and are looking forward to continuing our fruitful relationship with the organization in the years ahead,” said Ashoughian.
The DLLC provides much needed space for library services until a full-service library can be developed.
“This type of space is something our students and faculty have been requesting for some time, and we’re pleased to be able to provide it,” said Brian Rosborough, senior executive officer at Laurier’s Brantford campus. “This is a great step as we work towards a long-term solution to meet the needs of our growing campus.”