Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the 21 st Century. Your Library What was your college library like… -Space -Seating -Available resources? What do you wish was different about."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the 21 st Century
Your Library What was your college library like… -Space -Seating -Available resources? What do you wish was different about your library?
Introducing the Learning Commons
What is a learning commons? Builds partnerships with other campus departments Creates flexible learning spaces for interactive learning environments Serves as an information center Available and useful to ALL campus groups
Common Elements Social Learning Diversity of Function Flexible Use Technology-rich Greater Access to Information
Social Learning Environment Group study rooms Collaborative work Ohio University
Diversity of Function Quiet, group, and individual study Choice based on needs Computing/Laptop/Group Study – Georgia Institute of Technology Colorado College
Flexible Use CustomizableMoveable Information Commons – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Technology-Rich Environments MultimediaEasy access Multipurpose room with digital display and wireless keyboard for group work – Georgia Institute of Technology University of Texas at Dallas
Increased Access to Information Central HubCampus partners Information Commons – University of Toledo
What does this mean for Reed Library?
Learning Commons Mission Create a unique learning hub integrating technology, information and expertise Strengthen teaching, research and learning opportunities for SUNY Fredonia students, faculty, and staff Example of Mobile Helpdesk Univ. of KY
Goals of the Learning Commons To create partnerships To create areas for faculty to collaborate To create flexible spaces for teaching and learning To provide information services to the wide range of users in a variety of formats To create an environment that is non-territorial and without boundaries
Potential Partners in the Commons ITS OSCAR FACE Veterans Affairs School of Music School of Education Learning Center Library Career Services Counseling Center Media Center Professional Development Center Student Accounts Registrar Others? Some partners, such as the Learning Center and the Professional Development Center would be housed in the library. Others would provide a scheduled time/place to provide services during the times of the semester that demand would be highest.
Lets move teaching and learning into the 21 st Century