Creating a Learning Commons

Creating a Learning Commons
Author: Lynn D. Lampert,Coleen Meyers-Martin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN: 1442272643
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Learning Commons Book Excerpt:

Creating a Learning Commons: A Practical Guide for Librarians also includes useful case studies, interviews, descriptions of equipment and new technologies, and models for planning, marketing, and assessing projects.

Learning Commons

Learning Commons
Author: Barbara Schader
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN: 1780631243
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Commons Book Excerpt:

This book examines successfully planned and implemented learning commons at several different academic institutions around the world. These case studies provide a methodology for effective planning, implementation and assessment. Practical information is provided on how to collaborate with campus stakeholders, estimate budgeting and staffing and determine the equipment, hardware and software needs. Also provided are memoranda of understandings (MOUs), planning checklists and assessment tools. This book reflects a unifying focus on both the evolution of learning commons to learning spaces and the collaborative aspect of co-creating learning spaces. Unique case studies representing very different types of Information Commons, Learning Commons, Faculty Commons and other Learning Spaces International breadth and depth is assured through inclusion of case studies from Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and European institutions in addition to six in the United States Practical checklists of planning and implantation considerations, as well as memorandum of understanding (MOU) templates, form the appendices

The Whole School Library Learning Commons An Educator s Guide

The Whole School Library Learning Commons  An Educator s Guide
Author: Judith Anne Sykes
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 1440844216
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole School Library Learning Commons An Educator s Guide Book Excerpt:

Introduce your teachers, librarians, and administrators to the roles and responsibilities of educators in advocating a whole school library learning commons using this step-by-step guide for creating shared learning space in your school. • Links the use of the WSLLC to standards in education • Presents a doable plan to implement and sustain the learning commons approach in school • Illustrates how the WSLLC can be a means of increasing student engagement and improving academic achievement • Provides ideas for promoting the WSLLC concept to the education community • Offers suggestions for assessing the effectiveness of the WSLLC • Features strategies, standards, and checklists to support the program

The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons
Author: Pamela Colburn Harland
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-01
ISBN: 1598845179
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Learning Commons Book Excerpt:

This simple guide provides valuable insights for transforming an out-of-date public, school, or academic library into a thriving, user-centric learning commons. * Includes usable surveys, sample newsletters and library reports, research paper formatting guides, and a highly useful website * 38 figures and photographs of actual resources, user-centered design, students utilizing resources, and web design * Index facilitates quick reference to specific examples on demand

The Rowman Littlefield Guide to Learning Center Administration

The Rowman   Littlefield Guide to Learning Center Administration
Author: Daniel R. Sanford,Michelle Steiner
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2021-08-15
ISBN: 1538154633
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rowman Littlefield Guide to Learning Center Administration Book Excerpt:

"The only comprehensive, practical resource for successfully establishing and administering a campus learning center"--

Beyond the Information Commons

Beyond the Information Commons
Author: Charles Forrest,Martin Halbert
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2020-08-22
ISBN: 1538141140
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Information Commons Book Excerpt:

In the closing decades of the twentieth century, academic libraries responded to rapid changes in their environment by acquiring and making accessible a host of new information resources, developing innovative new services and collaborative partnerships, and building new kinds of technology-equipped spaces to support changing user behaviors and emerging patterns of learning. The “Information Commons” or “InfoCommons” blossomed in a relatively short amount of time in libraries across North America, and around the world, particularly in Europe and the British Commonwealth. This book is more than a second edition of the 2009 book A Field Guide to the Information Commons which documented the emergence of a range of facilities and service programs that called themselves “Information Commons.” This new book updates this review of current practice in the Information Commons and other new kinds of facilities inspired by the same needs and intents, but goes beyond that by describing the continued evolution. This new book is an attempt to answer the question: “What might be the next emerging concept for a technology-enabled, user-responsive, mission-driven form of the academic library?” Like its predecessor, Beyond the Information Commons is structured in two parts. First, a brief series of essays explore the Information Commons from historical, organizational, technological, and architectural perspectives. The second part is a field guide composed of more than two dozen representative entries describing various Information Commons using a consistent format that provides both perspective on issues and useful details about actual implementations. Each of these includes photos and other graphics.

A Field Guide to the Information Commons

A Field Guide to the Information Commons
Author: Charles Forrest,Martin Halbert
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 0810866501
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to the Information Commons Book Excerpt:

Our sources of information, and the practices we use to find it, are in a period of rapid flux. Libraries must respond by selecting, acquiring, and making accessible a host of new information resources, developing innovative services, and building different types of spaces to support changing user behaviors and patterns of learning. A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes an emerging library service model that embodies all three spheres of response: new information resources, collaborative service programs, and redesigned staff and user spaces. Technology has enabled new forms of information-seeking behavior and scholarship, causing a renovation of libraries that revisits the idea of the "commons"—a public place that is free to be used by everyone. A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes the emergence, growth, and adoption of the concept of the information commons in libraries. This book includes a variety of contributed articles, and descriptive, structured entries for various information commons in libraries across the country and around the world.

Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces in Higher Education

Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces in Higher Education
Author: Enakshi Sengupta,Patrick Blessinger,Milton D. Cox
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-09-16
ISBN: 1839097825
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Traditional roles of higher education are giving way to academic partnership, research and open resources. Libraries play a key role to serve as a gateway to information and to promote intellectual discovery among students. This book explores the relevant issues and strategies library science partnerships initiate with stakeholders in the field.

Information Services Today

Information Services Today
Author: Sandra Hirsh
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2018-03-02
ISBN: 153810301X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Services Today Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one’s personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community. Specifically, the book • provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field, • gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today, • addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before, • discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today’s digital environment, • highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and, • identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession. The new edition features chapter updates to address changes in information services, introducing new topics such as strategic planning, change management, design thinking, advocacy, and data management and analysis, and includes new contributing authors. The book begins with an overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technological hubs within their local and digital communities. It covers the various specializations within the field – emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals in a variety of information environments. With that foundation in place, it presents the fundamentals of information services, delves into management skills needed by information professionals today, and explores emerging issues related to the rapid development of new technologies. The book addresses how libraries and information centers serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of increasingly diverse users and how information organizations and information professional’s work to fulfill those needs. This book provokes discussion, critical thinking, and interaction to facilitate the learning process. The content and supplemental materials – discussion questions, rich sets of online accessible materials, multimedia webcast interviews featuring authors from this book discussing the trends and issues in their respective areas, and chapter presentation slides for use by instructors – give readers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the topics. Additionally, this book recognizes the broad range of environments that people with Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degrees work in, which include both libraries and other information environments. Thus, this book does not only focus on libraries, but instead encompasses ALL kinds of information organizations.

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries
Author: Donna L. Gilton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 1442269537
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries Book Excerpt:

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries describes specific ways that public librarians and other professionals can promote lifelong learning by planning and implementing Information Literacy Instruction (ILI). This book includes chapters on planning for instruction, using teaching methods, teaching with and about technology, and combining elements of ILI with more traditional public library programs, services, and activities. It is the sequel to Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Principles, Programs, and People.

Global Action on School Library Guidelines

Global Action on School Library Guidelines
Author: Barbara A. Schultz-Jones,Dianne Oberg
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 3110395851
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Action on School Library Guidelines Book Excerpt:

This book celebrates the new IFLA School Library Guidelines and shows how the Guidelines can be used in improving school library services. Each chapter describes innovative initiatives for developing, implementing and promoting school library guidelines. The book provides inspiration and guidance for the creation of national school library standards and for the development and use of standards and guidelines to change school library practice, to define the teaching role of school librarians, to guide the initial preparation of school librarians, and to advocate for school library services. Contributors to the book come from around the world: Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United States. Their work illustrates the shared commitment of school librarians around the world to "teaching and learning for all", as envisioned in the IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto.

Undermined in Coal Country

Undermined in Coal Country
Author: Bill Conlogue,William Conlogue
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1421423189
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undermined in Coal Country Book Excerpt:

"Unearthing new ways of thinking about place, pedagogy, and the environment, "On the Measures" argues that place is unstable. To study dimensions of place, the book explores two working landscapes: 1) Scranton, Pennsylvania, an undermined, former coal-mining city, and 2) Marywood University, a Scranton institution that confronts the aftermath of mining. Scranton and Marywood have endured the narrative of extraction that the Anthracite Region once celebrated. Recounting removal of parts of this place to feed other places, the story defines loss here as gain there: the city and college have suffered but the United States has grown stronger. The tale ends badly, however, because the narrative arcs toward exhaustion; the storyline offers little about renewal. Growing up with this narrative, Scrantonians have been fleeing the city for decades; the dominant trend among young people has long been to learn here to move elsewhere. Too few environmental humanists have sufficiently examined the primary place where many work: the university. When they do, they often do not link the university to its local, regional, and national environmental contexts. In exploring where Conlogue teaches, he shows how bound up places of learning are with unsettling sites of resource extraction. Defending the study of literature and history, "On the Measures" shows university students that the disciplines they study are parts of an interdisciplinary web of meaning that includes the contexts of the places where they learn"--

Recent Advances in Applying Identity and Society Awareness to Virtual Learning

Recent Advances in Applying Identity and Society Awareness to Virtual Learning
Author: Stricker, Andrew G.,Calongne, Cynthia,Truman, Barbara,Arenas, Fil J.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN: 152259681X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Applying Identity and Society Awareness to Virtual Learning Book Excerpt:

Online and virtual learning has developed into an essential aspect of learning technologies. A transdisciplinary perspective is needed to evaluate the interplay between social awareness and online virtual environments. Recent Advances in Applying Identity and Society Awareness to Virtual Learning is a critical academic publication that provides a robust examination of the social aspects of virtual learning by providing groundbreaking research on the use of 3D design thinking and cognitive apprenticeship in virtual learning spaces for team science, transdisciplinarity, idea incubation, and curation. It also identifies new patterns, methods, and practices for virtual learning using enhanced educational technology that leverages artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to integrate 3D immersive environments, augmented reality, games, simulations, and wearable technology, while also evaluating the impact of culture, community, and society on lifelong learning and self-determinism to address critical problems in education, such as STEM. Focusing on a broad range of topics including learning spaces, cloud computing, and organizational strategy, this publication is ideal for professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators.

Writing Centers at the Center of Change

Writing Centers at the Center of Change
Author: Joe Essid,Brian McTague
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN: 042975714X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Centers at the Center of Change Book Excerpt:

Writing Centers at the Center of Change looks at how eleven centers, internationally, adapted to change at their institutions, during a decade when their very success has become a valued commodity in a larger struggle for resources on many campuses. Bringing together both US and international perspectives, this volume offers solutions for adapting to change in the world of writing centers, ranging from the logistical to the pedagogical, and even to the existential. Each author discusses the origins, appropriate responses, and partners to seek when change comes from within a school or outside it. Chapters document new programs being formed under changing circumstances, and suggest ways to navigate professional or pedagogical changes that may undermine the hard work of more than four decades of writing-center professionals. The book’s audience includes writing center and learning-commons administrators, university librarians, deans, department chairs affiliated with writing centers. It will also be useful for graduate students in composition, rhetoric, and academic writing.

Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library

Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library
Author: Judith Anne Sykes
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 1610690788
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library Book Excerpt:

How should teacher librarians or instructional leaders engage in action research to improve their school library and benefit students' learning? This book provides the answers. Teacher librarians need to get directly involved with the research process in the learning commons in order to create actions and strategies that will enhance student learning—and benefit their own professional development as well as demonstrate accountability through their action research efforts. This book provides practical tips and work spaces for educators at the local, state, and national levels, clearly modeling and explaining the process and the tools for conducting action research in a school library setting that will identify the program's strengths and weaknesses. The author coalesces current expert opinions on the topic of action research in the school library environment and highlighting what other teacher librarians in the field have identified as the pros and cons of using the process. Readers are directed to focus on mitigating the "cons" through the use of specific working pages and templates and by initially exploring "five favorite" links, thereby encouraging those who are new to action research to try what might otherwise seem a daunting process. School principals K–12 who read this book will be better equipped to support their teacher librarians and teachers in this important professional process. Supplies invaluable insights from experts and practitioners on the subject of action research Provides a clear model of the process in action Directs readers to additional resources that facilitate effective action research and timely topics for school library research, such as time management and technology in learning

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition

The School Library Manager  Surviving and Thriving  6th Edition
Author: Blanche Woolls,Sharon Coatney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 144085257X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This sixth edition of Library Unlimited's classic school library management text describes new approaches to management and addresses the realities that school librarians face in today's quickly evolving information-based world. • Provides information that progresses logically from preparing for the profession, to seeking a job, and to acting and managing in the role of the school librarian • Newly updated to offer additional insight into the challenges of leadership in changing school environments and specific information for school administration • Addresses and emphasizes the value of school librarians in education and student achievement—information to be shared with school administration in an advocacy appeal • Provides several appendixes of additional information

Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations

Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations
Author: Doherty, Brian
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN: 1522503277
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations Book Excerpt:

A vital component of any academic institution, libraries are held to and expected to maintain certain standards. In order to meet these standards and better accommodate the student and faculty body they serve, many libraries are recognizing the benefit of forging relationships with other professional and academic entities. Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on and methods for utilizing existing spaces within libraries to facilitate collection development in addition to discussions on how on-campus and off-campus partnerships can assist in this endeavor. Focusing on issues related to faculty and researcher collaborations, collection management, and professional development, this book is ideally designed for administrators, librarians, academicians, MLIS students, and information professionals.

Spaces of Teaching and Learning

Spaces of Teaching and Learning
Author: Robert A. Ellis,Peter Goodyear
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN: 9811071551
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spaces of Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

This integrated collection of perspectives on the spaces of teaching and learning uses ‘learning space’ to place educational practice in context. It considers the complex relationships involved in the design, management and use of contemporary learning spaces. It sheds light on some of the problems of connecting the characteristics of spaces to the practices and outcomes of teaching and learning. The contributions show how research into learning spaces can inform broader educational practices and how the practices of teaching, learning and design can inform research. The selection of chapters demonstrates the value of gathering together multiple sources of evidence, viewed through different epistemological lenses in order to push the field forward in a timely fashion. The book provides both a broad review of current practices as well as a deep-dive into particular educational and epistemological challenges that the various approaches adopted entail. Contrasts and commonalities between the different approaches emphasise the importance of developing a broad, robust evidence-base for practice in context. This is the inaugural book in the series Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice.

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Cyber Behavior  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2300
Release: 2014-04-30
ISBN: 1466659432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Following the migration of workflows, data, and communication to the Cloud and other Internet-based frameworks, interaction over the Web has become ever more commonplace. As with any social situation, there are rules and consequences to actions within a virtual environment. Cyber Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the role of cyberspace in modern communication and interaction, including considerations of ethics, crime, security, and education. With chapters on a variety of topics and concerns inherent to a contemporary networked society, this multi-volume work will be of particular interest to students and academicians, as well as software developers, computer scientists, and specialists in the field of Information Technologies.

Environments for Student Growth and Development

Environments for Student Growth and Development
Author: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe,Melissa Autumn Wong
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0838986099
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environments for Student Growth and Development Book Excerpt:

Librarians and student affairs professionals share a commitment to student success and holistic development, collaborative strategies, and reflective practice. Environments for Student Success and Development explores how librarians and student affairs professionals partner through programming and other activities in order to create stronger campus environments for student learning, growth, and development. Edited by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong, the book includes an introduction to student affairs and student development, followed by case studies of successful collaborations co-authored by student affairs and library professionals. Also included is a selected bibliography of publications on student affairs, strategies for collaboration, and library and student affairs collaborations.