The Norfolk, VA institution seems to be doing it right. Early in the planning for an expansion of Perry Library, the learning commons concept was developed, tested and marketed through a series of campus presentations, forums and surveys. A Learning Commons Governance Team was formed in 2009 made up of representatives from University Libraries, Computing Services and University College, which will staff the Student Success Center in the new building. ODU is advertising for Learning Commons Manager to oversee "the daily operations, services and staffing" of the LC. You can follow the Wiki that documents the progress of the project, or read the fairly detailed press release from April, 2010. Projected completion date is October, 2011.
This blog serves as a directory to library websites (224 as of 5/3/13) where you can find models of the innovation that started as the information commons and has evolved into the learrning commons, knowledge commons and many variations.
Scroll down for links to planning documents, conference presentations, online articles and other blogs that might be useful.
I'll also be posting on other matters that point the way to innovations and interesting ideas on how libraries can improve the learning environment.