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Recent Publications on Information Commons and Related Issues

pdf   Beagle, Donald. From Information Commons to Learning Commons. (August, 2004)


pdf   Bennett, Scott. First Questions for Designing Higher Education Learning Spaces. Journal of Librarianship (January 2007)


pdf   Bennett, Scott. Designing for Uncertainty: Three Approaches. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. March 2007. Volume 33, Number 2, pages 165–179


pdf   Dallis, Diane and Carolyn Walters.  Reference services in the commons environment.  Reference Services Review 34:2 (2006):  248-260


Dickerson, Carol, Paul Kuerbis, and Randy Stiles.  Learning centers, libraries, and IT: providing integrated support services in a learning commons.  ECAR Research Bulletin (2007:5), February 2007.


pdf   Hein, Karen K.  Information uncommon: public computing in the life of reference.  Reference Services Review 34:1 (2006):  33-42.


pdf   Lippincott, Joan K.  Linking the information commons to learning.  Learning Spaces (Diana G. Oblinger, ed.).  EDUCAUSE, 2006: 7.1-7.18.


pdf   Malenfant, Chuck.  The information commons as a collaborative workspace.  Reference Services Review 34:2 (2006):  279-286.


pdf   Spencer, Mary Ellen.  Evolving a new model: the information commons.  Reference Services Review 34:2 (2006):  242-247.


pdf   Spencer, Mary Ellen.  The state-of-the-art: NCSU Libraries Learning Commons.  Reference Services Review Reference Services Review 35:2 (2007): 310-321.


pdf   Whitchurch, Michael J., C. Jeffrey Belliston, and William Baer.  Information commons at Brigham Young University: past, present, and future.  Reference Services Review 34:2 (2006):  261-278.

Position Descriptions/Job Announcements for Learning Commons-like positions

Manager, Information Commons and Library Systems, Brookdale Community College (November 22, 2006)


Information Commons Librarian, Buffalo State College (February 14, 2007)


Information Commons Librarian, University of Florida – Gainesville (May 2007)


Learning Commons Coordinator, Georgia State University (August 13, 2007)


Learning Commons Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Georgia Libraries, Reference Department. (July 10, 2007)


Coordinator, Learning Commons, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville (August 13, 2007)


Director, Information Commons, Loyola University Chicago (March 2007)


Coordinator, Learning Commons and Undergraduate Library Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst (March 15, 2006)


Coordinated Educational Services Librarians (3 openings), University of Minnesota (June 19, 2006)


Manager, Learning Commons, Victoria University (Melbourne Australia) (April 2007)

Links to Learning Commons Pages

Brookdale Community College: Bankier Library: Information Commons


Buffalo State University: E.H. Butler Library: Information Commons


University of Florida: George A. Smathers Libraries: Library West Information Commons


Loyola University Chicago: Loyola Information Commons | webcam | article


University of Massachussetts Amhearst: W.E.B. Du Bois Library: The Learning Commons


pdf   North Carolina State University: D.H. Hill Library Learning Commons


University of Toronto: Scotiabank Information Commons