The Learning Commons Blog is a project of the Learning Commons Committee.
- Amanda Avery, Chair, Assistant Professor, Outreach & Assessment Librarian
- Sue Jenkins, Clinical Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
- Michelle Sitko, Associate Professor, Continuing Resources Librarian
- Leslie Christianson, Assistant Professor, User Services Librarian
- Kathy Lewis, Assistant Director of Marywood User Support, OIT
- Anne Zukowski, Student, Learning Commons Social Media Intern
- Student Representative, position currently open!
Interested in joining the committee? Please send email and interest statement to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Commons Committee formed in Fall 2014 as an ad hoc cooperative effort between Faculty Senate and members of the Library faculty. It is composed of a core of library and teaching faculty and student members in consultation with others from a wide range of campus groups.
The committee’s purpose is to help facilitate a successful transition and adoption of the new Learning Commons building and concept–and, most importantly, to foster community engagement, ownership, and agency in this new collective space.
Here are a few things to committee is working on, to ensure the best possible opening and adoption of the Learning Commons:
- Develop ongoing strategies for migrating, updating, and promoting Learning Commons resources
- Create outlets for library-campus communication and feedback channels including social media and this blog.
- Develop assessment plans to monitor actual LC usage and outcomes
- Capture community ideas and feedback. Make recommendations that address potential problems, roadblocks, and user-needs.
- Communicate examples of the LC’s potential and successes in regards to the day-to-day impact of its collective resources, services, workflows, technology, in a variety of uses.
- Enable transparency in the development, adoption, and implementation of LC resources and services and ongoing dialogue.