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A Space of One’s Own: Learning Environments Derived from User-Centered Discovery Techniques
November 21, 2008

Academic libraries are committed to delivering new or improved learning spaces for students. Information/learning commons are de rigueur for libraries seeking to refresh and deepen their engageme…

Learning Curve: Adapting Library Workspaces
November 17, 2008

© 2008 James C. Haug EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October–December 2008) Good Ideas Learning Curve: Adapting Library Workspaces Student insights and suggestions help max…

The Research Library as a Center of Learning: Noteworthy Trends and Complementary Assessment Efforts
September 30, 2008

For a decade, research libraries have increasingly turned their attention to the learning needs of undergraduates, best depicted in the emergence and evolution of collaborative spaces referred to…

Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning
November 9, 2007

Viewpoint Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning The information commons must adapt and evolve to become Commons 2.0, fostering student learning in new and creative…

More Than Coffee and Wireless
July 10, 2007

"For several years now, the talk about libraries as student-oriented buildings has focused on amenities to enhance the visitor’s experience. Students want their coffee and comfy couches on…

Developing Collaborative Workstations
January 1, 2007

Good Ideas Developing Collaborative Workstations Careful consideration of student needs and testing of several prototypes yielded a successful model for collaborative workstations in the li…

Library Workflow Redesign: Six Case Studies
January 1, 2007

The proliferation of electronic information and tools has changed the way that readers and researchers do their work. It has also changed the way library staff members provide materials and service…

Learning Centers, Libraries, and IT: Providing Integrated Support Services in a Learning Commons
February 27, 2007

Several years ago, Colorado College embarked on an ambitious collaborative venture to create a new, experimental Learning Commons space in its library. The collaboration also spawned a group that…

The Changing ‘Place’ of the Library
January 1, 2007

The author asks "How can libraries translate the benefits that our physical libraries offer to on-campus students and professors to serve our distance education students and faculty members in…

If the Academic Library Ceased to Exist, Would We Have to Invent It?
January 1, 2007

© 2007 Lynn Scott Cochrane EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 42, no. 1 (January/February 2007): 6–7 Lynn Scott Cochrane is Director of Libraries at Denison University. Comments on t…