The library as learning commons: Rethink, reuse, recycle

TitleThe library as learning commons: Rethink, reuse, recycle
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHussong-Christian, U, Rempel, HGascho, Deitering, A-M
JournalCollege & Undergraduate Libraries
Date Publishedapr
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN1069-1316 print||1545-2530 online
KeywordsCollaboration, information commons, learning commons, learning spaces
AbstractAt Oregon State University ({OSU)} Libraries, librarians are evaluating the decade-old information commons in the transition to a learning commons. Visits to commons spaces at libraries across the country provided perspective on this transition. This paper describes the development of the {OSU} Libraries Information Commons, identifies themes from our trips to other commons, and discusses the idea that we need to incorporate the concepts of the commons throughout the library in recognition that wherever our students are in the library becomes their learning commons. [{ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR]} Copyright of College & Undergraduate Libraries is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)