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Video: Hayden expands on the tradition of a library

After the new renovations, technology takes up residence among books


Students studying on the second floor of Hayden Library on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, on Tempe campus.

Hayden Library re-opened early in the spring 2020 semester, and new technological resources have come along with the books. 

The revamped Hayden Library comes with a bigger area for its Makerspace, a creative hub where students can take advantage of the many technological services it provides. The Makerspace at Hayden Library follows the trend of libraries across the U.S. converting existing spaces into useful resources for their community. Students can find unique tools available for use, from 3D printers to vinyl cutters to virtual reality googles. 

Among the new lockers and student spaces are the Map and Geospatial Hub and the Unit for Data Science and Analytics. They provide students access to experts and tools that would otherwise stay locked behind lab walls. The new resources and spaces are all provided for free to students, following the traditional mission of public libraries. 

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Ashley Gohr's last name. It has been updated with the correct spelling.

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Zach Van ArsdalePrevious Multimedia Director

Zach Van Arsdale was the head of the multimedia department from August 2020 to May 2022, shaping design and multimedia storytelling at The State Press in addition to designing article experiences, illustrations and taking photographs. He has previously worked for The Howard Center of Investigative Journalism and on the Carnegie-Knight News21 project: "Unmasking America."

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