Librarian, University of Sydney, Australia
Matthew Davis joined the University of Sydney Library as a Librarian in 1997. He supported a number of Schools in the Faculty of Science before moving into a number of different team management roles.
In 2015 he started working as Associate Director, Site Services where he implemented the new service models within a number of library spaces – focussing on supporting the study and learning needs of students through a peer program and redevelopment of the physical space.
Along with these revamped spaces, Matthew has also developed the Library’s first hybrid makerspace called ThinkSpace, and is currently focussing on developing communities of practice to support student learning, innovation and graduate success.
Transforming the University of Sydney Library with four new learning commons spaces and a makerspace has enhanced the student experience, facilitated student learning and provided a space for students to connect as a community. This paper will outline the development process from the original conception and re-purposing of the space, through to the implementation of […]