Center for Connected Learning at Moffitt Library

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Makerspace

Makerspace

A cutting-edge makerspace will invite anyone, regardless of experience level, to bring their ideas to life. In this one-of-a-kind space, students can come together to build new skills and prototype solutions to our most pressing challenges. Here, student groups exploring everything from tactile arts to robotics will find a home of their own.

Third floor entryway

Event space

Just beyond an expanded Free Speech Movement Café, there will be a brand-new space that is open to the public, perfect for events that bring students and experts together. Here, industry leaders and members of the community can interact with and inspire Berkeley students through unique events that support the university’s mission.

Digital scholarship suite

Digital scholarship suite

In a new digital scholarship suite, students will use an array of methods and tools as they pursue projects across all fields, including data science and digital humanities. The suite will host reimagined elements of the Library’s Media Resources Center, which provides access to Berkeley’s primary collection of audio and visual materials.

Learning

Learning studio

In learning studios, students will expand their information literacy skills, collaborate, and learn from experts — and one another. Here, scholars will discover how to find and use the Library’s rich collections to support their coursework. Pop-up demonstrations and workshops will invite students to try new research methods.

A participant tries out a virtual reality game in Moffitt Library during a Makerspace event on April 20, 2018.

Immersive technology studio

These studios will provide opportunities for students to leverage technology in new and unique ways as they build, test, and innovate. Here, students will gain hands-on experience with the latest immersive technologies, including augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), and whatever comes next.

East gallery

East gallery

With sweeping views of Memorial Glade, the campus’s central park, the east gallery on Moffitt’s fifth floor is a favorite study spot. Here, a student can pull up their favorite chair and reflect on what they have learned or prepare for classes ahead.

Students are photographed in the study rooms at Moffitt Library on October 29, 2018.

Open collaboration booth

Booths for collaboration are scattered throughout Moffitt so students can easily delve into their latest class assignments or think through ideas with their peers. Open collaboration booths will provide impromptu meeting spaces for small groups and help foster a culture of curiosity, inquiry, and support throughout the building.

Consultation courtyard

Skylit consultation courtyard

Under an expansive new skylight, this 2,000-square-foot interior courtyard will be Moffitt’s signature, iconic space. Here, students will meet with experts at an enhanced service bar, where they can get help with research and borrow laptops and other devices. They will be welcomed into the vast underground Gardner Main Stacks through a new portal, providing a more direct connection to Berkeley’s expansive collections.

Active Learning Classroom

Course-in-residence classroom

The course-in-residence classrooms will be designed to support active learning. Here, courses will have a home base, where teachers and learners can continue to develop, design, and build upon their work throughout the semester — and put their findings on display.

Staff, faculty, students and donors participate in a Center for Connected Learning planning meeting in Moffitt Library in February 2018.

Active learning classroom

These flexible classrooms will inspire rich, interactive learning experiences — with students at the center of the learning process. The design will promote active learning, which engages students through problem-solving, discussion, and debate. Here, undergraduates will also connect with and learn from peers through student-led classes and workshops.

Located in the heart of campus, the Center for Connected Learning at Moffitt Library redefines how a library can serve students in the 21st century. With peer-to-peer tutoring, welcoming spaces, and tools for the taking, the library will embolden students to ask questions and empower them to find answers. Since Moffitt’s fourth and fifth floors were renovated in 2016, the library has been buzzing with activity, with students competing for coveted seats and study spaces. Redesigning Moffitt’s lower three floors will complete the transformation, creating a seamless, cohesive space for learning, discovery, and well-being. Support the project.

Makerspace: A cutting-edge makerspace will invite anyone, regardless of experience level, to bring their ideas to life. In this one-of-a-kind space, students can come together to build new skills and prototype solutions to our most pressing challenges. Here, student groups exploring everything from tactile arts to robotics will find a home of their own. Event space: Just beyond an expanded Free Speech Movement Café, there will be a brand-new space that is open to the public, perfect for events that bring students and experts together. Here, industry leaders and members of the community can interact with and inspire Berkeley students through unique events that support the university’s mission. Digital scholarship suite: In a new digital scholarship suite, students will use an array of methods and tools as they pursue projects across all fields, including data science and digital humanities. The suite will host reimagined elements of the Library’s Media Resources Center, which provides access to Berkeley’s primary collection of audio and visual materials. Learning studio: In learning studios, students will expand their information literacy skills, collaborate, and learn from experts — and one another. Here, scholars will discover how to find and use the Library’s rich collections to support their coursework. Pop-up demonstrations and workshops will invite students to try new research methods. Immersive technology studio: These studios will provide opportunities for students to leverage technology in new and unique ways as they build, test, and innovate. Here, students will gain hands-on experience with the latest immersive technologies, including augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), and whatever comes next. East gallery: With sweeping views of Memorial Glade, the campus’s central park, the east gallery on Moffitt’s fifth floor is a favorite study spot. Here, a student can pull up their favorite study chair and reflect on what they have learned or prepare for classes ahead. Open collaboration booth: Booths for collaboration are scattered throughout Moffitt so students can easily delve into their latest class assignments or think through ideas with their peers. Open collaboration booths will provide impromptu meeting spaces for small groups and help foster a culture of curiosity, inquiry, and support throughout the building. Skylit consultation courtyard: Under an expansive new skylight, this 2,000-square-foot interior courtyard will be Moffitt’s signature, iconic space. Here, students will meet with experts at an enhanced service bar, where they can get help with research and borrow laptops and other devices. They will be welcomed into the vast underground Gardner Main Stacks through a new portal, providing a more direct connection to Berkeley’s expansive collections. Course-in-residence classroom: The course-in-residence classrooms will be designed to support active learning. Here, courses will have a home base, where teachers and learners can continue to develop, design, and build upon their work throughout the semester — and put their findings on display. Active learning classroom: These flexible classrooms will inspire rich, interactive learning experiences — with students at the center of the learning process. The design will promote active learning, which engages students through problem-solving, discussion, and debate. Here, undergraduates will also connect with and learn from peers through student-led classes and workshops.