~ 9. July 2010 ~
KXJZ recently covered the planned SCC Davis Center, which broke ground last month, on its show “Insight”. Interviewed on the show were Don Palm, Dean of the Davis Center, and Fred Wood, a Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UC Davis. An interesting discussion about what the institutions have to offer each other, and on the unique features of the development—a community college on a university campus, mixed city and college housing, and so on.
Listen below, or at KXJZ’s site, or at the Internet Archive (where you can download the file in an impressively redundant array of file formats), or grab a podcast version and put it in iTunes. The segment starts at 16:55.
It’s all interesting to me because I’m the designated off-campus librarian—I go regularly to Davis and am working on improving library services there and in West Sac. The new Center will not have a library with physical collection outside of course reserves and perhaps a small reference collection, but it will have a sort of information commons-type space (not a computer lab) where students can study and get support, instruction, etc. for their research needs, info lit, etc etc etc, as well as tutoring—things that go on in the 3-story building on the main campus, but compressed into a 1300 sq ft room.