Explore the "rethought" library at Grand Valley State University in Michigan
For a book I am co-authoring on creative work and learning spaces, I recently visited the new library at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, which set out a few years ago to "rethink" what a library is all about in the digital age. I cannot imagine any project about "The Future of Libraries" that fails to explore the amazing -- and counterintuitive -- accomplishment at GVSU, which is attracting the attention of university librarians worldwide. Now that I know the director and some of her staff, I would be happy to facilitate an introduction. They host visitors from other libraries on what seems like a weekly basis. While there is a lot of information about the library on the Web, nothing beats a visit.