The goal of the learning-commons strategy is to provide a centralized, qgo-toq location for all users seeking help on the complex issues of teaching, researching, and being a global citizen in our changing world. A library organized around the learning-commons construct fosters collaborative work and social interaction between users during research and learning. This paradigm also encourages use of innovative technologies and information resources. Transforming a traditional library into a thriving learning commons does take some planning and effort, however. Each of the seven chapters in this book explains a simple step that a librarian can take to improve their facility. Photographs and concrete examples of the suggested strategies are included; checklists at the end of each chapter serve as indicators for measuring progress. This text is useful for library administrators in school settings (both public and private, K-12) as well as academic, public, and special libraries.She had asked me to pick out my dream Kindle and include accessories. I picked out a skin, a case, an extra power cord, ... The Sony e-book reader was allowing users to borrow e-book titles from libraries. The iPad was yet to be released.
|Title||:||Learning Commons, The: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library|
|Author||:||Pamela Colburn Harland|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011-01-31|