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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).


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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:  SitePages/Home.aspx (pacific login required)

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