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Weldon Revitalization Project Teams

The Weldon Revitalization is guided by a Project Oversight Team, led by members from Western Libraries, Western — Facilities Management, and representatives from the architecture firm, Perkins+Will.

Project Oversight Team Members

Perkins+Will / Cornerstone Architecture Incorporated

  • Jon Loewen, Architect and Associate, Perkins+Will
  • Martha del Junco, Designer, Perkins+Will
  • Alison Hannay, Architect and Director, Cornerstone Architecture Incorporated

Western — Facilities Management

  • Fred Janzen, Project Manager
  • Mike McLean, Director, Facilities Planning and Design
  • George Qutbty, Director, Space Planning and Management

Western Libraries

  • Roland Kriening, Director of Administration and Operations
  • Rick Kirk, Manager, Facilities Operations and Records Centre Services
  • Bobby Glushko, Associate Chief Librarian
  • Jennifer Robinson, Associate Chief Librarian
  • Catherine Steeves,
    Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian

Program Advisory Groups

Program Advisory Groups (PAGs) work in teams to consult with the campus community and other stakeholders to identify key features important to specific spaces in Weldon.

Membership comprises Western Libraries staff and partners from across Western University.

Service Point

This redesigned public service area is the first point of contact between Weldon visitors and library staff, providing support with circulation, reference, and directional questions, as well as making referrals to other Western Libraries teams.

Lead: Nicole Maddock, User Services, Weldon Library

Members:

  • Roger Chabot, User Services
  • Cristina Comeau, User Services
  • Sara Poulin, User Services
  • Miriam Leslie, User Experience
  • Ron Lillycropp, Library Information Technology Services (LITS)
Learning Spaces

General learning space is primarily concentrated on the main floor and west mezzanine of the Learning Commons. General learning space provides focused and collaborative workspace with seating and tables suitable for a variety of postures (i.e. seated, standing).

Specialized learning space is mainly along one wall in the west mezzanine of the Learning Commons. Technology drives the functionality for these specialized learning spaces. 

Student Support Hub space is concentrated on one wall of the north mezzanine of the Learning Commons. Consultation suites are for Western Libraries and Student Experience partners to deliver support for research, writing, and learning skills.

The Family Room is located on the mezzanine in the northwest corner. It provides a study space for parents to work alongside their young children.

The Relaxation Room is located on the east mezzanine. It provides a tranquil space for students to unplug and unwind.

The User Experience Lab is located on the east mezzanine. It’s primarily intended for library staff and other campus partners to work with users in developing and improving library and other campus services, supports, and programs.

Co-Leads: Jennifer Robinson, User Experience and Student Engagement; Bruce Fyfe, User Experience and User Services

Members — Western Libraries:

  • Nicole Maddock, User Services
  • Adam Kidy, User Services
  • Nina Nouwens, User Services
  • Karen Priestman, User Experience
  • Zack MacDonald, Archives and Special Collections
  • Ron Lillycropp, Library Information Technology Services (LITS)

Members — External Partners:

  • Coleen Dalton, Learning Development & Success, Academic Support & Engagement, Student Experience
  • Paul Schmidt, Writing Centre, Academic Support & Engagement, Student Experience
  • Aisha Haque, Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Danica Facca, Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) — student representative
  • Victoria Barroso, University Students’ Council — student representative

 

Community Room

The Community Room is designed for events developed and delivered by Western Libraries and/or other members of the Western community. The room can also be configured as workshop or study space, as needed.

Lead: Katrina Fortner, User Experience and Student Engagement

Members:

  • Elizabeth Sutherland, Research and Scholarly Communication
  • Evan Wiley, User Services
  • Morgan Gerrard, User Services
  • Karen Priestman, User Experience
  • Meagan Stanley, Teaching and Learning
  • Ron Lillycropp, Library Information Technology Services (LITS)
Display Program

The display program is designed for the exhibit of materials from Western Libraries collections and for new books and current newspapers.

Adjacent the display cases on the main floor is a small reading lounge for enjoying new books and current newspapers.

Co-Leads: Anne Quirk and Amanda Oliver, Archives and Special Collections

Members:

  • Lyndsey Janzen, User Services
  • Rebecca Neyers, User Services
Collections Program

Microforms

The Microfilm Centre  will house 84 cabinets of Canadian newspapers and provide access to microfilm reader-printers relocated from the main floor. This is a project that facilitates the installation of publicly accessible compact shelving on the main floor. The remainder of the microform cabinets will be moved to an open space within the Periodicals room.

Lead: Rick Kirk, Facilities Operations and Records Centre Services

Members:

  • Harriet Rykse, Archives and Special Collections
  • Elizabeth Mantz, Collections and Content Strategies
  • Nicole Maddock, User Services

Compact Shelving

Electronic, accessible compact shelving will provide for continued growth of on-site physical collections.

Lead: Rick Kirk, Facilities Operations and Records Centre Services

Members:

  • Harriet Rykse, Archives and Special Collections
  • Elizabeth Mantz, Collections and Content Strategies
  • Nicole Maddock, User Services
  • Crystal Mills, User Services
Staff Program

The fifth floor staff space is designed to provide workspace for members of the User Services and User Experience teams and members of the Research and Scholarly Communication team not located in the Map and Data Centre.

The space includes open and private assigned workspace as well as a number of programmatic elements such as a staff lounge / kitchen, collaborative meeting space, touch-down space, and focus rooms. A public study space with modular furniture makes up the balance of the floor.

Lead: Rick Kirk, Facilities Operations and Records Centre Services

 

Open Workstations and Private Offices

  • Bruce Fyfe, User Experience and User Services
  • Nicole Maddock, User Services
  • Crystal Mills, User Services
  • Rebecca Neyers, User Services
  • Joanne Paterson, Research and Scholarly Communication

Interlibrary Loans

  • Sharon Engel, User Services
  • Leslie Hamlin, User Services

Mending

  • Evan Wiley, User Services

Scanning and Casual Assistant Workspace

  • Roger Chabot, User Services
  • Shari Liggett, User Services
  • Sara Poulin, User Services

Kitchen/Lounge and Collaborative Meeting Spaces

  • Theresa Regnier, Archives and Special Collections
  • Marisa Tippett, Research and Scholarly Communication
  • Katrina Drobniak, User Services
  • Miriam Leslie, User Experience
  • Ron Lillycropp, Library Information Technology Services (LITS)

Archives and Special Collections Offices

  • Tom Belton, Archives and Special Collections
  • Amanda Jamieson, Archives and Special Collections
  • Amanda Oliver, Archives and Special Collections
  • Anne Quirk, Archives and Special Collections
  • Leslie Thomas, Archives and Special Collections
Mailroom and Sorting Area

Interior book return chutes and the sorting function are moving from their current locations to the Weldon Mailroom. This is a project that facilitates the creation of the community room in the main floor Learning Commons. 

Lead: Rick Kirk, Facilities Operations and Records Centre Services

Members:

  • Dean Johnson, Facilities Operations
  • Morley Nowoselsky, Facilities Operations
  • Nicole Maddock, User Services
  • Shari Liggett, User Services
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