John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Northeastern University’s African-American Institute Library provides resources for students, alumni, faculty, and the surrounding community to support study and research into the essence of the African-American Experience. Jones Architecture renovated the library to refresh the environment and achieve a more welcoming space for quiet study and research while also allowing for flexibility to accommodate group work, lectures, films, and other programs with a larger number of participants. Spaces include reception, open study and research which can be used for events, small study/research nooks, counseling/tutoring rooms, small group study space, media collaboration space, and special collections and archives. To make space for these new functions, the Institute deaccessioned some material to off-site locations and moved other material to the main Snell Library.