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Learning Commons

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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.

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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?

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