Yale University Library News

A Focus on Teaching and Learning: A Renovation and Relocation in Progress

August 1, 2016

In January, Yale’s new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will move into renovated space in Sterling Memorial Library – space recently vacated when the library’s technical services staff moved to a new location at 344 Winchester Avenue. Currently housed in 320 York Street, the center fosters excellence in teaching and learning at Yale by providing teaching consultations, support for student learning and writing, global online learning opportunities, advancement grants to faculty and graduate students, and a host of other initiatives that promote Yale’s teaching mission.

“Locating the CTL in Sterling Memorial Library will increase access to a wealth of resources,” said Jennifer Frederick, Executive Director of Yale’s CTL. “Our Sterling space is designed to prioritize collaboration and teamwork, both within the CTL and with key partners such as our library colleagues. The central importance of teaching and learning at Yale is signaled by placing us in the heart of campus.”

The renovated space will occupy 35,000 square feet of the library, including a corridor connecting the newly opened York Street entrance to the nave. The center’s new home will include a technology-learning studio, several flexible classroom or meeting spaces, and one-on-one tutoring rooms.

Susan Gibbons, University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication, commented, “We are very excited to welcome the CTL into Sterling Memorial Library. The center’s support of teaching and learning is a perfect complement to the research services provided by the library. This new venture will transform Sterling Memorial Library into a key locus for academic support on campus.”