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
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