ANNUAL REPORT, 2004-2005OBJECTIVES, 2004-2005
1. Continue close collaboration with COA faculty on collection development,library instruction, and course reserves.
The Architecture Library’s collection has grown to 44,942volumes, an increase of 1370 over last year’s total. Collection development is acollaborative effort, involving faculty and students in all of the College of Architecture’sacademic programs
The Architecture Librarian continues to work closely with COAfaculty on customized library instruction. Group and individual training sessions for newdoctoral students, as well as students in the Architecture, City Planning, BuildingConstruction, and Industrial Design masters programs, are conducted on an ongoing basis. Each session provides in-depth coverage of library resources and research methods,emphasizing key databases and online access to full-text articles and documents. Profs. Nancey Green-Leigh, Craig Zimring, David Sawicki, Felix Uhlik, and Kathy Roper routinely send their students to the library for individual instruction.Outreach to new COA faculty is also very important. This year, the ArchitectureLibrarian collaborated with Prof. Franca Trubiano (a new member of the Architecturefaculty) and her graduate research assistants on a project involving sustainable buildingmaterials and applications of new technology in architectural practice.As for undergraduate instruction, once again the library played a significant role inProf. Sabir Khan’s Common First Year studio. During the spring semester, 21 differentDesign Briefs (research topics) were assigned to teams of CFY students. Acustomized resource guide was created for COA 1060 Course Reserves, featuring anonline library tutorial, selected reference sources, and recommended books for each of the 21 topics. Altogether, 159 books were placed on reserve for the course.
The COA 1060 collaboration demonstrates the value of electronicreserves as an instructional tool for the Common First Year. Course reserves are alsoused extensively by students in all other COA programs. This year, 56 instructors (25 inArchitecture, 14 in the Common First Year, 9 in City and Regional Planning, 3 in theDoctoral Program, 3 in Building Construction, and 2 in Industrial Design) placed articlesand books on reserve for their courses. Students had online access to 1018 readings(mainly journal articles) through e-reserves.