We're transforming the first floor into the Knowledge Hub

This fall, the University of Dayton will unite the student writing support services of the Write Place and the research expertise of the University Libraries into a new full-service center called the Knowledge Hub on the first floor of Roesch Library.

The Write Place consultants and reference librarians in the Knowledge Hub will provide undergraduate and graduate students with the information, tools and coaching they need to be outstanding scholars and writers.

Along with computers, consultation spaces, a host of research aids and a knowledgeable staff, the area will include a new 36-seat classroom equipped with cutting-edge learning, teaching and collaboration technology.

The renovation also answers students’ perennial request for more study space: When the consulting services of the Knowledge Hub close for the day, the entire space will remain open for student use, with team tables, individual workstations, printing and full access to Roesch Library’s online databases and circulated materials.

One-stop, on-demand, no-appointments-necessary genius center

The Knowledge Hub is the University’s latest extension of the “learning commons” model — considered a best practice in facilitating learning and teaching in higher education. Write Place and Roesch Library team members worked for a full year with the University’s facilities staff to design the space to meet student needs, articulated through service evaluations, library surveys, consultant feedback and faculty input.

Support has been provided by the Office of the Provost, University Libraries and the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center.