"The 90,000 square-foot Library and Learning Center opened its doors in the fall of 2010. It has a capacity for 300,000 volumes. There are 37 study rooms that can be used for group and project work. The Library and Learning Center houses the Academic Enhancement Center, Quiet Reading Room, Heritage Lecture Room and the Center for Teaching Excellence. Additionally, Jazzman's Cafe is located on the main floor and serves light refreshments." http://www.ggc.edu/library/
"The building’s centerpiece is a three-story atrium that houses the Information Commons, an open study area providing a variety of furnishings for individual or group study. The atrium’s curtain wall provides impressive views to and from the central campus. Balconies and windows overlook the expansive atrium area from upper level floors." http://bit.ly/oHt5HK
"GGC's Library is the first academic library in Georgia to achieve LEED Gold certification, and it is one of only seven Gold-certified academic libraries in the U.S."
This blog serves as a directory to library websites (225 as of 6/3/13) 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.