Answered By: Kellie Sparks
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020     Views: 218

The Great Good Place

The Great Good Place on the second floor of the Pace Library is a discussion area capturing a sense of community for peer (faculty/faculty and student/student) and faculty/student dialogue. It is not a study room (the library's fourth floor is a designated quiet area); the room will have a normal conversation level noise.

The purpose for this community space parallels that expressed by UWF Professor Emeritus Ray Oldenburg in his writings, including The Great Good Place: Cafés, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community, 1999; and, Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories about the "Great Good Places" at the Heart of Our Communities, 2001.

There are 62 seats around two-seat bistro (high) tables, four- and six-seat round tables and one rectangular table. There are four lounge chairs and two end tables. A "counter" area near the entrance is designed for individuals when reading newspapers or using a laptop. The space includes a room housing two vending machines and two microwave ovens.

Art is displayed on the walls. A built-in case displays faculty print publications as well as popular magazines.