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  • Loyola – carpet is carpet tiles – easy to pull up to add or relocate electrical outlets – heat came through the floor too.   It needs to change as the students' needs change
  • Group Study Rooms – equipped with computers, tables and whiteboards Digital Media Labs - Media checkout Hard drives Camcorders Cameras Laptops
  • Have 30 of them. Got bigger tables to make room for student's stuff. Have white boards and computers. Can reserve rooms online.
  • Want to practice a presentation or share notes with classmates? The Library’s third floor Commons area has flat screen televisions available for use with a laptop. Stop by the library’s circulation desk and check out the cables and instructions needed to get connected, rooms are available on a “first come” basis.
  • Moveable furniture. Where students can create group and individual study areas
  • Tables, lighting and room for stuff
  • Information commons 4-6

    1. 1. The Commons Elizabeth Flannery Julie Keaty Allison Mennella Lee Sigman
    2. 2. What is the information commons?  
    3. 3. A place for collaboration, connectivity, and community  
    4. 4. Loyola Information Commons
    5. 5. Integrates the social and the academic <ul><li>  </li></ul>OSU Information Commons
    6. 6. Heart of the Campus <ul><li>  </li></ul>U of I Quad
    7. 7. Accommodates patrons lifestyles <ul><li>  </li></ul>Loyola Cafe
    8. 8. And more... <ul><ul><li>Not library centric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the inclusion of patrons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connects patrons with information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides collaborative spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A common point for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A hub of activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the creation and construction of knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates the library with the community </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What are the motives to create an ideal commons?  
    10. 10. Physical <ul><li>  </li></ul>D.H. Hill Library
    11. 11. Technological <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    12. 12. Environmental <ul><li>  </li></ul>Green Roof
    13. 13. Needs of the patrons!!  
    14. 14. Planning Process  
    15. 15. Before... <ul><li>  </li></ul>Cudahy Library at Loyola
    16. 16. ...After <ul><li>  </li></ul>Loyola Information Commons
    17. 17. Partnerships in the Information Commons
    18. 18. Why is partnership essential?
    19. 19. Nazareth College Essential component of the computer workstation environment
    20. 20. The HUB at William T. Young Library Students/Patrons need both research and technological assistance
    21. 21. Offer different perspectives for improving service
    22. 22. Other Reasons:     Help resolve problems more quickly Allow for more accurate referrals     Remove barriers between departments with different cultures and values to meet the needs of a combined user audience
    23. 23. What Kind of Partnerships are Needed in the Information Commons?
    24. 24. Basics:   Reference Librarians   Information Technology Staff   Students/Patrons   Administration/Board Members   Key Community Members   Stakeholders   Support Staff                               Key community members/Dono rs
    25. 25. Other Ideas...
    26. 26. Sinclair Community College Library Tutoring and Learning Center
    27. 27. University of Tennessee Library The Writing Center
    28. 28. Sinclair Community College Library Academic Resource Center
    29. 29. The HUB at William T. Young Library &quot;GRUB AT THE HUB&quot;
    30. 30. University of New Haven Library Library Cafe
    31. 31. How do you create these partnerships?
    32. 32.   Sinclair Community College Library   Integrated Desk Service at a single desk
    33. 33.     The HUB at William T. Young Library Service at two separate, but co-located desks
    34. 34.   What are some challenges partnerships face?
    35. 35. #culturaldivide Collaboration
    36. 36.   The creation of a &quot;CIO&quot; helps combat these problems
    37. 37. What is the Role of the &quot;Reference Librarian&quot; in the Information Commons?
    38. 38. Monterey Institute of International Studies Text-A-Librarian Service /z/in/photostream/ Manage everything from face to face to digital communication
    39. 40. Sinclair Community College Library Library Instruction Classroom Teachers
    40. 41. Hennepin County Library &quot;bookspace&quot; Work easily in online spaces
    41. 42. The Librarian In Black Blog Develop a strong online presence
    42. 43. Michael Stephens on Twitter @mstephens7!/mstephens7 Be where students are
    43. 44. Actual jActual job
    44. 45. How Marketing & Outreach How do we find out what our users want out of the information commons?         -Needs Assessments          -Surveys         -Focus Groups         -Feedback and suggestion boxes         -By talking to our patrons!
    45. 46. Marketing & Outreach <ul><li>How do we get the word out? </li></ul><ul><li>    -Paid advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>    -Word of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>    -Partnerships with schools and community organizations </li></ul>
    46. 47. Feedback & Measuring Success <ul><li>How do we know we are serving our patrons needs? </li></ul><ul><li>        -Watching how people use the commons </li></ul><ul><li>        -Suggestion and feedback boxes </li></ul><ul><li>        -Unsolicited feedback and complaints </li></ul><ul><li>        -Usage numbers and trends </li></ul>  Frequent feedback is key!
    47. 48. The Ideal  Information Commons  
    48. 49. What is a library? A place to learn outside the classroom. Leslie M. Haas, Director, Klarchek Information Commons, Loyola University
    49. 50. An Information Commons is…
    50. 51. a place for collaboration, connectivity and community University of Dayton in Ohio
    51. 52. designed to support continued learning opportunities… University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
    52. 53. promote impromptu gatherings …
    53. 54. provide individual places for quiet reflection …
    54. 55. to provide a focal point on campus… Loyola University’s Information Commons
    55. 56. where the elements of meeting, collaboration, and discovery come together…
    56. 57. What does the ideal commons  need to have?
    57. 58. Flexibility
    58. 59. Collaborative work area Connecticut College
    59. 60. Technology
    60. 61. YOUMedia Center at Harold Washington Library
    61. 62. Access to Information and Resources YOUMedia Center at Harold Washington Library
    62. 63. Loyola University's Information Commons
    63. 64. University of Toledo Information Commons Information Desk
    64. 65. Variety of Spaces A conceptual drawing of the Collaboratory area in York’s new learning commons
    65. 66. Loyola University’s Information Commons Group Study Room
    66. 67. LSU Health Sciences Commons A/V room
    67. 68. Learning Commons Santa Clara University
    68. 69. Red River College Commons
    69. 70. Convenience and Easy Access
    70. 71. Loyola University's Information Commons
    71. 72. Loyola University's Information Commons
    72. 73. Access to Coffee!
    73. 74. Loyola University’s Information Commons Cafe