Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loerttscher define it as “a learning “space” that is both physical and virtual – a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn, work and play.
Studentsuse computers to find, share and create informationA large percentage of reference materials, such as textbooks, encyclopedias, journals, articles, and newspapers are now converted to electronic form. The school district provides and supports an excellent variety of on-line databases for student research.Lab 109 Booking lab Open at lunchCollaboration with computer facilitator /Learning Commons lab
Word Walls to describe activities in the Learning Commons: Learning Commons Advisory Council brainstormed words
Weeding (58 boxes of books)Integration of reference resourcesRemoval of extra shelvesNew furniture/Work areas
Get rid of
More room for learners to work independently and together
Learning Commons are service oriented…….survey your users…….frequently asked questions….Create an educated, well trained, user-focused library team (volunteers and Library Science students)Empower users
Offer display space to classes, teachers, clubs…..
Ask teachers for feedback on your websiteWatch students using website….
Rules about library use, personal devices, use of computers, etc. drinks,
Library to Learning Commons
Philosophy, Ideas, InspirationsTHE BOOKS:Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loertscher define a LearningCommons as “a learning “space” that is both physical andvirtual – a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn,work and play.
THE BLOGS AND VIDEOS:Learning the Now: Gino Bondi (Principal John Oliver Vancouver) Our Learning Commons: One “How To” for 21st Century LearningCulture of Yes: Chris Kennedy My Take on LibrariansPosted May 23, 2011From Library to Learning Commons: Valerie Diggshttp://www.slideshare.net/valeriediggs/from-library-to-learning-commons-neslaLearning Commons in BC Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LglFl1BYfFs
NEW COUNTER/ MORE COMPUTERS/ THE SMARTBOARD/WIRELESS ACCESS FOR EVERYONE•Students use computers to find, share and create information•A large percentage of reference materials, such as textbooks,encyclopedias, journals, articles, and newspapers are nowconverted to electronic form
CONCLUSION: “The basic philosophy of libraries remains unchanged. We continue to remain committed to supporting and promoting intellectual freedom, academic inquiry and literacy of all kinds. We are just doing it with a different set of rules, policies, customs, patrons and structure around us.” (Pamela Colburn Harland)http://www.slideshare.net/monk_a/library-to-learning-commons