Monday, March 24, 2014

Salem State University: Library and Learning Commons

Salem State University (MA) Library and Learning Commons, which opened in 2013, "brings together the Center for Academic Excellence, academic advising, TRIO programs, disabilities services, the Writing Center, and the honors program, and recognizes the synergy between and among these academic services and the library."

Hudson Valley CC Learning Commons

The Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley CC (Troy, NY) provides a full array of research and academic support services.  In addition to the Library and Instructional Media Center:
  • Computer Learning Center (CLC)
    Learning Assistance Center (LAC)
  • Learning Disabilities Services (LDS)
    Writing and Research Center (WC)
  • Collegiate Academic Support Program (CASP)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Information Commons - The Future Is Now

“Information Commons: The Future is Now” 
A brief (7 pages) overview of the Information Commons phenomenon and some pointed lessons learned at Loyola U. Klarchek Infomation Commons by Robert A. Seal, Dean of University Libraries, Loyola University Chicago 

Conference paper presented at “Change and Challenge: Redefine the Future of Academic Libraries,”
Peking University Libraries, Beijing, China
November 5, 2012 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Learning Studio at U. Kansas

The Learning Studio at KU's Anschutz Library is an integrated set of academic support services, including writing, tutoring, technology and information/research.  See the Flickr set.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Libraries as Spaces for Teaching, Learning and Research: The Learning Commons Model

Uploaded to YouTube by Wellesley College

"The library has been central to the learning process at Wellesley since its inception. The library's collections and services have evolved over time as the curriculum, pedagogy and technologies have advanced, but serving as a learning center has always been central to its role. As we consider anew the factors driving change in higher education and scholarship we see a set of new learning and teaching spaces, located in a renewed library environment that brings together the student, the teacher, the resources, the services and the specialist staff in engaging, effective and highly collaborative ways. What does the Wellesley Library look like in 2015 or in 2020?"

Featured speakers: Gene Spencer, Gene Spencer Consulting and Michael Nieminen and Natalie Rebuck, Kliment Halsband Architects