Olin Workshop on the Library (OWL)

Transforming the Library

Olin Workshop on the Library (OWL) is also an effort to make the library more relevant to current students. “Their relationships to technology, their relationship to how they study, it’s different. It’s not the same as yours or mine. So a lot of this change has to emerge from the students,” said Goldenson. And it has.

Over the summer, a group of students known as OWL, in collaboration with new library director Jeff Goldenson and faculty member Aaron Hoover, worked to transform the library. They created studio space, repainted walls, resurfaced tables and made the library into a place community members—especially students—would want to hang out. Their efforts, funded by the Curriculum Innovation Fund, are sparking a wider conversation about space at Olin.

 

Learn more about OWL HERE.