Building Spaces for Learning

By: Frank Torres  

By enabling librarians to work in their strong areas of interest while pursuing a common goal, we have been able to transform numerous spaces throughout our library for student learning, provide very useful workshops, fund a book bike, and improve various aspects of the library. Entrusting in librarians to pursue their areas of interest and allowing them to thrive has proved to be a very successful strategy for our college library. We have been able to secure funding needed for various remodel projects including a quiet study room, leisure reading room, and a library classroom used to teach critical research classes.

Learning, Spaces, Empowering, Librarians, Community College
Reading, Writing, Literacy, and Learning
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Frank Torres

Library Department Chair, Library, Maricopa Community Colleges: Glendale Community College, United States
United States

I am currently the Library Department Chair (Director) at Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ. I have worked in this role for the last 8 years. I have worked within Maricopa Community Colleges for 30 years and before becoming a Librarian, I was Computer Information Systems Faculty where I taught primarily networking and security classes.