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Prepared for presentation at Simmons College, April 2011

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    MSLA SIG 2011 Transition to Learning Commons MSLA SIG 2011 Transition to Learning Commons Presentation Transcript

    • Transitioning to a Learning Commons
    • Why talk about a new model?
      • Managing systemic transition
      • Clear signal
      • Support
      • Expectation
      • Central to mission
      • Student and faculty centric
      • Reorient thinking
    • What is a library?
    • Cultural associations
    • Telephone
    • Telephone?
    • What it is, what it isn’t
      • Teaching space
      • Doing space
      • Performance space
      • Communications space
      • Digital space
      • Social space
      • It isn’t a quiet space
      • It isn’t a storage space
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Books on shelves
      • Reading in diverse formats
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Silent individuals
      • Active groups
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Developing print literacy
      • Developing multiple / transliteracies: print, auditory, visual, digital
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Term papers
      • Multimedia and collaborative projects as well as term papers
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Teaching how to find information, books as sources
      • Locating and evaluating information from diverse and global sources
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Information gathering as a solitary pursuit
      • Information gathering as a collaborative and interactive activity conducted with global partners
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Having program goals
      • Helping students and faculty meet their goals
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Faculty retrieve information
      • Faculty center for professional development
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Organizing information by a set of rules and tools
      • Helping users organize information and tools in ways that make sense to them
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Serves patrons in finding resources
      • Supports patrons in the digital world, and in building understanding of their place in the digital world
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Librarian as copyright enforcer
      • Librarian as intellectual property counselor
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Order, rules and policies
      • Comfort, service and meeting individual needs
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Bricks, mortar, tables, shelves
      • Online services, digital resources
    • Library Learning Commons
      • Directed by professional librarians
      • Developing whole-school ownership guided by professional librarians
    • What is a library collection?
      • A new mission
      • Skills in finding, evaluating and transforming information to deepen understanding and knowledge
      • Information is global, comes from diverse sources and represents diverse points of view
    • Benefits to students
    • Benefits to faculty
      • Resistance to change
      • Implied expectation
      • Mourning
      • New skills
      • Professional development
      • Valuing risk
    • It is not a popularity contest
    • Evolving information technologies
    • The Transition 2007 - 2011
      • Ripe for change
      • Supportive administrations
      • Occasional bumps
      • Long term planning
    • Priorities
      • Space - clearing square footage
      • Staffing
      • Technology
      • Space usage analysis
      • Student centered mission
      • Policies - social media
      • Program
      • CURRICULUM
    • Staffing
        • Head librarian and generic support staff
        • Evolved to:
        • Information Specialist / Librarian
        • Student Accounts Specialist
        • Media Production Specialist
        • Teen Services Specialist: Reader’s Advisory and Social Media
    • Technology
    • Space
      • 1st - social/tech/instructional
      • 2nd - group study
      • 3rd - silent study, Media Lab, instructional
      • Space hierarchy
    • Student Centered
      • Students see themselves reflected in the space
      • More activities
        • Wii Game Days
        • Teen Tech Week
        • Media Projects
    • Collaboration and Social Media
    • Before / After 3rd floor
    • Before / After Media Lab
    • Before / After Reference
    • Data
    • Today
    • Credits
      • Brandy night ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/13095013@N06/4621669502 )
      • The Whole World in My Hands ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobs_d40/4584201769/ )
      • Southland Paper Mill, 1943( http://www.flickr.com/photos/8623220@N02/2179910918 )
      • Timken Roller Bearing Co., 1950 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/7167652@N06/3333259091 )
      • Its Future is in our Hands-Live Earth ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/759309122 )
      • Theology books, Bristol Library ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/99861378@N00/8815257 )
      • Personal Ecosystem ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/32729422@N00/2367540964 )
      • Through a Child’s Eye ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/21681746@N00/867883420 )
      • Getting ready for OLED Technology ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/16077535@N00/199892187 )
      • Community Virtual Library ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/94125987@N00/5053110201 )
      • Shhh ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/81619620@N00/3297040703 )
      • Universe in a magic drop ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/16230215@N08/4675654961 )
      • Hands ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/24742305@N00/2344975342 )
      • Library books - shelving stacks ( http ://www.flickr.com/photos/29817792@N08/3554627444 )
      • Angry @ the Terrorists ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/72511655@N00/221521979 )