Jones Media Center
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Located within the Baker Berry Library, the Jones Media Center supports the instruction and research needs of Dartmouth’s faculty, students, and staff in the form of facilities, collections and expertise for researching, viewing and producing a wide range of media. Constructed a decade ago, the current space had become outdated and Media Center staff were eager to deaccession parts of the collection that had low utilization rates in order to open up valuable floor area for new and more flexible uses. Our programming study, which proposed spaces that can change to address new functional needs—such as accommodating a range of teaching and learning styles, workstations that serve pairs of students working collaboratively, large screen displays, audio and video capture, and enhanced demonstration and instruction areas—is fulfilled in the renovation.
“Rick Jones and his team understood from the start what we were trying to achieve and how we wanted to serve our population of students, faculty and staff as a modern campus media center. [They]… listened, worked with us while our priorities shifted, embraced our ambitions, and ultimately helped to bring a cacophony of voices and ideas into a single focused vision.”
— Anthony Helm, Head of Digital Media and Library Technology, Dartmouth College Library