That's the reference desk in the background at Purdue's Parrish Library of Management and Economics, one of five very different takes on the ever-evolving commons concept in LJ's feature story on new and renovated academic libraries. The others are:
IDEA Commons at U. of Illinois - Chicago
Massachusetts Maritime Academy's ABS Information Commons
The CUBE at Colorado State U. Morgan Library
The Center for Science and Social Science Information at Yale U.