Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Learning Commons


Published on

Created by: Caroline Sinkinson and Jennifer Knievel

Norlin Library's Design Team visited a number of Learning Commons examples in order to prepare for the library redesign. The presentation summarizes many of the sites visited and important features to LC design.

Published in: Business, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Learning Commons

  1. 1. LEARNING COMMONS Transforming Learning and Scholarship
  2. 2. Motivators for Change <ul><ul><li>Why are we doing this? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will benefit? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will they benefit? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will we change? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Information commons have drawn students by offering environments that address their needs, bring together technology, content, and services in a physical space that results in an environment different from that of a typical library”. (7.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Lippincott (2006). “Linking the Information Commons to Learning”. </li></ul>Learning Commons Models
  4. 5. Service Points <ul><li>Central and Visible [Architecture and Lighting Elements] </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing services: laptops, digital cameras, and projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing: 2 full time staff and 20 students </li></ul>
  5. 6. Flexible Space <ul><li>Impression of neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of work spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-media pods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Corners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction Rooms </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Seating Variations <ul><li>Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Private and open </li></ul><ul><li>Moveable screens </li></ul><ul><li>Personal lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Zoned areas </li></ul>
  7. 8. Presentation Area <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Moveable furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless keyboard and mouse </li></ul>
  8. 9. Computing Variations <ul><li>35 Macs & PCs </li></ul><ul><li>20 Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia stations </li></ul><ul><li>Power stations </li></ul>
  9. 10. Lounge Classroom <ul><li>Flexible Furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable learning setting </li></ul>
  10. 11. Gallery <ul><li>Transformative space: used for student events, artwork, and socializing </li></ul>
  11. 12. Duke ~ Perkins and Bostock Libraries
  12. 13. Von der Heyden Pavilion
  13. 14. Social and Academic Space <ul><li>Study Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable Seating (moveable) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Lamps </li></ul><ul><li>Power sources </li></ul>
  14. 15. Cafe
  15. 16. Integrating the Outdoors
  16. 17. Perkins Reference Area
  17. 18. Computing
  18. 19. Computing
  19. 20. Service Points <ul><li>Perkins- Reference and Circulation Adjacent </li></ul><ul><li>Bostock - Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Final floor- Additional Technical Support </li></ul>
  20. 21. Bostock Information Commons
  21. 22. Computing
  22. 23. Flexible Space
  23. 24. Library Reading Room Transformed
  24. 25. Georgia Tech
  25. 26. Georgia Tech- West Commons
  26. 27. <ul><li>85 productivity stations </li></ul><ul><li>24 media lab stations </li></ul><ul><li>8 public terminals </li></ul>Computing
  27. 28. <ul><li>Double monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul>Computing
  28. 29. <ul><li>Individual lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Table top space </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul>Computing
  29. 30. Computing- Multi Media Lab <ul><li>Screen Display </li></ul><ul><li>Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Support Desk </li></ul>
  30. 31. Service Points <ul><li>Reference and Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing services: laptops, camcorders, mp3 players </li></ul>
  31. 32. Service Points
  32. 33. Georgia Tech- East Commons
  33. 34. Computing <ul><ul><ul><li>Zoned Stations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40 workstations = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 visitor computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 walk-up computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 computers at collaborative stations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 35. Flexible Space <ul><li>Moveable: </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Power sources </li></ul><ul><li>Screens </li></ul><ul><li>Seating </li></ul>
  35. 36. Flexible Space
  36. 37. Performance Space <ul><li>Projector and Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Seating and tables retractable </li></ul><ul><li>Adjacent to café </li></ul><ul><li>Invite campus speakers and lectures: Tuesday Talks </li></ul>
  37. 38. Cafe <ul><li>Food and Drink Permitted </li></ul>
  38. 39. NCSU- D.H. Hill Library
  39. 40. Flexible Space <ul><li>Moveable furniture- with power source </li></ul><ul><li>Moveable Whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable seating </li></ul>
  40. 41. Flexible Space
  41. 42. <ul><li>Reference Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Shelved along Perimeter </li></ul><ul><li>Labeling by Subject (bookstore model) </li></ul>
  42. 43. Service Points <ul><li>STAFFING </li></ul><ul><li>Subject specialists available for consultations </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Research Advisors (undergraduates) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media Lib Staff/ Student Assistants </li></ul>
  43. 44. Computing <ul><li>80 PCs </li></ul><ul><li>23 Macs </li></ul>
  44. 45. Computing <ul><li>Borrowing services: laptops, mp3 players, tablets, cameras, camcorders, ipods, GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming Stations </li></ul><ul><li>GPS Stations </li></ul>
  45. 46. Computing <ul><li>Online and display map of available stations </li></ul><ul><li>LCD Screen display library related advertising </li></ul>
  46. 47. Group Study <ul><li>2 group study spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Option- darken glass </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve Online </li></ul>
  47. 48. <ul><li>Link space to learning </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Enable student work </li></ul><ul><li>Address needs of student holistically </li></ul><ul><li>Pervasive technology </li></ul>Key Features of Learning Commons
  48. 49. Phase 1- Learning Commons <ul><li>Goals and Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Merging Library and IT </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate Outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Energy and Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Open, Inviting , Comfortable </li></ul>
  49. 50. Major Elements <ul><li>Study Space </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
  50. 51. Where do we go from here? <ul><li>November 2007- Design Review </li></ul><ul><li>January 2008- Document Review </li></ul><ul><li>February 2008- Bid </li></ul><ul><li>May 2008- Construction </li></ul><ul><li>January/ May 2009 Completion </li></ul>
  51. 52. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>Any Questions?