The Library and Learning Commons A new transition -Mary Dumbleton
North Campus Library and Learning Commons
Library/Learning Commons Library/Learning Commons The Library/Learning Commons (LLC) is an instructional area of the College designed to offer a variety of teaching, learning and research resources to students enrolled in courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
The Library and Learning Commons LLC services include individual and small group tutoring; traditional and virtual library services and materials; subject-specific instruction including orientations; free workshops; study areas; and access to tutorials, computers and multimedia technology
What’s Changed? New combined layout of services More computer stations Computerized instruction Added services Increased technology
Increased study/tutoring areas Study tables Science study lab
Academic Success Center The ASC at Florida State College at Jacksonville serves the developmental students with a hybrid of instructional activities. At North Campus, it is embedded in the LLC Students spend a portion of their time receiving instruction in a classroom environment and additional time in a open lab setting utilizing computerized instructional software under the supervision of their instructor and master students.
Reference Services combined with Circulation Desk Before After
Collection Development More computers Smaller collection
Computing Needs Dell PC Stations Mac stations
What works? Students have a variety of options for study and instruction. The LLC/ASC is a one-stop shop for library materials and services, tutoring, study, instructional software, student ids, printing, copying. It also houses the FRC, Faculty Resource Center , a multimedia lab created for faculty support. Increased Faculty-Student interaction Increased peer interaction: study groups, master students, lower and upper-level student interaction. Students are exposed to multiple services they might not be aware of if they were in separate areas.
What are the challenges? 2 Service Desks Some computer areas are scheduled Student confusion over combined space No room dedicated for library instruction. Additional services take time from main duties. Merging traditional workflow with new environment and services. Technology glitches
Some solutions Inter-departmental communication Increased training and professional development Effective leadership Teamwork Flexibility