Flexible, User-Influenced Spaces Classrooms, Workshops, Instruction Galleries, Art, Exhibits, Performances, Events Tutoring and Peer Support Cafés and Refreshment Presentation Practice Facilities Collaborations with Campus Partners A considerable number of survey respondents alluded to having campus partners in their learning-space enterprises. Library partners are chosen for their capacity to deliver valued services and support within or adjacent to the convening ground. Collaborators come from campus IT units, tutoring services, advisement, writing and multimedia support, academic departments in the case of specialized or subject libraries, and education technologists. Digital centers are staffed with subject and data specialists who may come from other campus units. A pair of student and faculty commons sharing a large space in Ohio University’s Alden Library rely on support from the Center for Academic Technology, the undergraduate college, Dining Services, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Writing Excellence, and the Office of the Provost. These spaces and the services they contain continue to evolve as the partners gain insight and experience over time. http://www.library.ohiou.edu/serv/lc/index.html http://www.library.ohiou.edu/fc/ University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Weigle Commons is sponsored jointly by the libraries, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Provost. “Central to the Commons’ mission are support services provided by the Program Partners, a group of administratively disparate services that have joined forces to collaboratively support undergraduate education. Here students and faculty benefit from various campus specialists and units that provide support for writing, presentations and public speaking, multimedia creations, project management, research methodologies, and technology training for faculty to support new forms of pedagogy.” An ambitious and richly varied training series separately targeting students and faculty is synched to their needs for upcoming projects and improved instruction. http://wic.library.upenn.edu/ RLI 264 9 Learning and Research Spaces in ARL Libraries: Snapshots of Installations and Experiments ( C O N T I N U E D ) JUNE 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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