A Newcomer’s Perspective on the Changing Academic Library: Library to Learning Commons
information literacy, learning commons, library school, pedagogy
Academic libraries are undergoing a great deal of change as they transform themselves from a traditional library to a learning commons. These changes are driven by an increased focus on assessment, data-driven decisions, the need to reach students, and a focus on teaching information literacy. Library schools are responding to transformations in the field through changes in recruitment practices, advising strategies, technology integration, and curriculum. The combined goal of these activities is to ensure that schools can create a diverse group of graduates who are prepared to meet the pedagogical, technological, and administrative challenges of the changing academic library environment. Through partnerships library school faculty and practicing librarians can learn to create research, curriculum, and practical applications. Academic librarians and library school faculty should work together to create curriculum that is up-to-date and meets the needs of students who will enter the academic library field
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Hays, Lauren and Warner, Lindsey
"A Newcomer’s Perspective on the Changing Academic Library: Library to Learning Commons,"
Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings:
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Leadership Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Higher Education Commons, Instructional Media Design Commons, Other Education Commons