The RUSA MARS Local Systems and Services Committee invites you to participate in a free open meeting on collaboration with other on-campus units in learning commons spaces. Details below and on ALA Connect.
Monday, March 25, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Eastern
Many new library spaces, such as learning or information commons, lend themselves to providing both library and non-library services to students, a situation that provides its own challenges and opportunities. If you have such a space or are planning to develop one, the RUSA MARS LSS Committee invites you to join us for a free online open meeting on the Learning Commons on Monday, March 25 from 1-2:30PM EST.
While the event is free we ask that you register online at: http://learningcommons.eventbrite.com. After you register, you will receive a link to join the meeting. Space is limited so be sure to register in advance.
What: RUSA MARS LSS Committee Online Open Meeting on “The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success”
When: Monday, March 25 1-2:30PM EST
Where: Online – You will receive a link after you register
Title: The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success.
Description: 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 UniversityDoshi will describe the role of the student advisory board in the design of the Library and the learning commons at Georgia Tech, known as the Clough Commons. The Clough Commons provides group study spaces, academics support services and a wide variety of technology for students to use.
Michelle Paon – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Dalhouise University
Marc Comeau – IT Manager, Dalhouise University Eleven stakeholders currently share space in Dalhousie University’s Killam Learning Commons, with services ranging from GIS and statistical computing consultations to traditional research assistance and the IT help desk. Paon and Comeau will identify the service areas located in the facility as well as touch on the innovative technologies that havebeen deployed in the commons.
Lori Mestre – Head Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignMestre 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.