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The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success

RUSA MARS:EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES LSS COMMITTEE

Monday, March 25, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using...

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Has your library partnered with academic support services to offer a “learning commons” in the library, or are you discussing/planning such a partnership? If so, please join us for a follow-up to the discussion forum “The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success” held at Midwinter 2012. Attend the online open meeting and learn how these libraries have developed partnerships and designed spaces to support student learning.

 

Speakers:

Ameet Doshi - Head, User Experience Department

Georgia Tech University

A short overview of the new GA Tech learning commons ("Clough Commons") including the group study spaces, academic support services, and technology available. His main focus will be how the student advisory board impacted the design of the the Library and learning commons.

 

Michelle Paon - Reference & Instruction Librarian

Marc Comeau - IT Manager

Dalhouise University

 

Eleven stakeholders currently share space in Dalhouise University's Killam Learning Commons, with services ranging from GIS and statistical computing consultations to traditional research assistance and the IT help desk. We'll identify the service areas located in the facility as well as touch on the innovative technologies that have been deployed in the commons.  

 
 

Lori Mestre - Head Undergraduate Library

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Lori will share UIUC's process for creating the initial plans for the Learning Commons and how student need for multimodal projects has resulted in the Learning Commons becoming a Media Commons  (including floor layout, services, furniture, technology, class support, use patterns, partnerships, loanable technology acquisition). She will discuss how UIUC incorporated technology and designed the layout based on assessment of student needs.

 
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Monday, March 25, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)


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RUSA MARS:EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES LSS COMMITTEE

The MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of RUSA represents the interests of those concerned with attaining the highest possible quality in planning, developing, managing, teaching, or conducting all forms of computer-based reference information services in libraries.

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