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  • Loyola – carpet is carpet tiles – easy to pull up to add or relocate electrical outlets – heat came through the floor too.   It needs to change as the students' needs change
  • Group Study Rooms – equipped with computers, tables and whiteboards Digital Media Labs - Media checkout Hard drives Camcorders Cameras Laptops
  • Have 30 of them. Got bigger tables to make room for student's stuff. Have white boards and computers. Can reserve rooms online.
  • Want to practice a presentation or share notes with classmates? The Library’s third floor Commons area has flat screen televisions available for use with a laptop. Stop by the library’s circulation desk and check out the cables and instructions needed to get connected, rooms are available on a “first come” basis.
  • Moveable furniture. Where students can create group and individual study areas
  • Tables, lighting and room for stuff
  • http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/about/commons/bathurst

Information commons 4-6 Information commons 4-6 Presentation Transcript

  • The Commons Elizabeth Flannery Julie Keaty Allison Mennella Lee Sigman
  • What is the information commons?  
  • A place for collaboration, connectivity, and community  
  • Loyola Information Commons  http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/2406552874/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Integrates the social and the academic
    OSU Information Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/dieverdog/2697960301/
  • Heart of the Campus
    U of I Quad http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody24/2798352717/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Accommodates patrons lifestyles
    Loyola Cafe http://www.flickr.com/photos/kongtemplation/2909666853/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • And more...
      • Not library centric
      • Emphasizes the inclusion of patrons
      • Connects patrons with information
      • Provides collaborative spaces
      • A common point for information
      • A hub of activity
      • Emphasizes the creation and construction of knowledge
      • Integrates the library with the community
  • What are the motives to create an ideal commons?  
  • Physical
    D.H. Hill Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncsulearningcommons/2388033846/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Technological
  • Environmental
    Green Roof http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicago2016/2757155721/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Needs of the patrons!!  
  • Planning Process  
  • Before...
    Cudahy Library at Loyola http://www.flickr.com/photos/kschwoe/3045797967/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • ...After
    Loyola Information Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomspix/3730762930/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Partnerships in the Information Commons
  • Why is partnership essential?
  • Nazareth College http://www.flickr.com/photos/nazarethcie/5204493529/in/set-72157625335970633/ Essential component of the computer workstation environment
  • The HUB at William T. Young Library http://staceygreenwell.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-birthday-uncommon-commons.html Students/Patrons need both research and technological assistance
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehubatwts/3292428219/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Offer different perspectives for improving service
  • Other Reasons:     Help resolve problems more quickly Allow for more accurate referrals     Remove barriers between departments with different cultures and values to meet the needs of a combined user audience
  • What Kind of Partnerships are Needed in the Information Commons?
  • Basics:   Reference Librarians   Information Technology Staff   Students/Patrons   Administration/Board Members   Key Community Members   Stakeholders   Support Staff                               Key community members/Dono rs
  • Other Ideas...
  • Sinclair Community College Library Tutoring and Learning Center http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinclairlibrary/1894156656/
  • University of Tennessee Library The Writing Center http://www.lib.utk.edu/refs/writingcenter.html
  • Sinclair Community College Library Academic Resource Center http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinclairlibrary/1454181051/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • The HUB at William T. Young Library "GRUB AT THE HUB" http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehubatwts/1408244233/commons.html
  • University of New Haven Library Library Cafe http://www.newhaven.edu/library/general/JazzmanCafe/
  • How do you create these partnerships?
  •   Sinclair Community College Library   Integrated Desk http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinclairlibrary/2048506732/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Service at a single desk
  •     The HUB at William T. Young Library http://staceygreenwell.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-birthday-uncommon-commons.html Service at two separate, but co-located desks
  •   What are some challenges partnerships face?
  • #culturaldivide Collaboration
  • http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/structure/principal/cio.html   The creation of a "CIO" helps combat these problems
  • What is the Role of the "Reference Librarian" in the Information Commons?
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies Text-A-Librarian Service http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarspri/4267162439/sizes /z/in/photostream/ Manage everything from face to face to digital communication
  • Sinclair Community College Library Library Instruction Classroom http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinclairlibrary/1894236862/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Teachers
  • Hennepin County Library "bookspace" http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/ Work easily in online spaces
  • The Librarian In Black Blog http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/ Develop a strong online presence
  • Michael Stephens on Twitter @mstephens7 http://twitter.com/#!/mstephens7 Be where students are
  • http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/systems/learnCom/buffalo.htm Actual jActual job
  • How Marketing & Outreach How do we find out what our users want out of the information commons?         -Needs Assessments          -Surveys         -Focus Groups         -Feedback and suggestion boxes         -By talking to our patrons!
  • Marketing & Outreach
    • How do we get the word out?
    •     -Paid advertisements
    •     -Word of mouth
    •     -Partnerships with schools and community organizations
  • Feedback & Measuring Success
    • How do we know we are serving our patrons needs?
    •         -Watching how people use the commons
    •         -Suggestion and feedback boxes
    •         -Unsolicited feedback and complaints
    •         -Usage numbers and trends
      Frequent feedback is key!
  • The Ideal  Information Commons  
  • What is a library? A place to learn outside the classroom. Leslie M. Haas, Director, Klarchek Information Commons, Loyola University
  • An Information Commons is…
  • a place for collaboration, connectivity and community University of Dayton in Ohio http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/PUB7102g.pdf
  • designed to support continued learning opportunities… University of Wisconsin Milwaukee http://annelizclark.net/about.shtml
  • promote impromptu gatherings …
  • provide individual places for quiet reflection … http://queensburycollege.com/
  • to provide a focal point on campus… Loyola University’s Information Commons
  • where the elements of meeting, collaboration, and discovery come together…
  • What does the ideal commons  need to have?
  • Flexibility http://www.psfk.com/2010/05/library-or-bookstore-new-netherlands-branch-blurs-the-line.html
  • Collaborative work area Connecticut College http://faculty.rwu.edu/smcmullen/ConnecticutCollege.html
  • Technology http://www.stthomas.edu/irt/support/labs/images/DSCN1891.jpg
  • YOUMedia Center at Harold Washington Library
  • Access to Information and Resources YOUMedia Center at Harold Washington Library
  • Loyola University's Information Commons
  • University of Toledo Information Commons Information Desk
  • Variety of Spaces A conceptual drawing of the Collaboratory area in York’s new learning commons http://www.yorku.ca/yfile/archive/index.asp?Article=14346
  • Loyola University’s Information Commons Group Study Room
  • LSU Health Sciences Commons A/V room https://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/news/?cat=31
  • Learning Commons Santa Clara University http://annelizclark.net/about.shtml
  • Red River College Commons http://annelizclark.net/about.shtml
  • Convenience and Easy Access
  • Loyola University's Information Commons
  • Loyola University's Information Commons
  • Access to Coffee! http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/about/commons/bathurst
  • Loyola University’s Information Commons Cafe