The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success
Monday, March 25, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
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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.
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
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.
When & Where
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.