Welcome back to Rod Library! It's going to be an exciting and busy semester. There are many changes, large and small, happening right inside your own library! Rod Library currently has five sample chairs for you to try out and vote on. These are the chairs that will be purchased specifically for the Learning Commons area on the 2nd (main) floor of the library. The sample chairs are located in the Learning Commons area behind the Reference Desk on the 2nd (main) floor of the library.
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You might have seen that strange chair shaped like a person that was delivered to the Learning Commons area of the library today. We are trying out some new furniture @ the Rod! We want you to come try it out and vote!!! What do YOU think??? It is located in the library by the glass windows facing the ITTC Building.
Thanks to everyone for participating and giving input on the Learning Commons over the past few months! We are very excited about the changes to come and we know you are, too! We are currently compiling and analyzing all of the input we have received. As soon as that is done, we will be sure to share our findings with you!
If you haven't noticed, we are mixing things up in the library! If you look behind the Reference desk on the main floor, you will see what we have done.
- Added a collaborative workstation
- Six individual computers grouped around the pillars
- Tables to study at
- Casual seating (including neon pink chairs!)
This is a work in progress! We would like to hear your thoughts on what we have done so far! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments
Rumor has it that students would like whiteboards in the library! :-) Guess what? We have two whiteboards floating around on the main (2nd) floor of the library. Please feel free to use them and move them around!
Did you know that today is Geologic Map Day? Geologic Map Day 2012, a special event designed to promote awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society. As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Rod Library, in partnership with other campus units, is seeking to develop space in the library building into a learning commons. The learning commons will be a student-centered physical and virtual learning space designed for optimal learning in groups or individually. The reconfigured space will be designed to be open, comfortable, inspirational, and practical. This survey will help us gather information from the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) about technologies, services and furnishings that will meet the needs of 21st century learners and researchers.
In our earlier blog entry of the day, we asked for input from you on what you would like to see in our new Learning Commons area located behind the Reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor of Rod Library. Below, the concept of the learning commons is explained. We hope this will give you an understanding of what a learning commons is and what Rod Library hopes to do with it.
Welcome back! Hope you are all having a great fall semester so far! If you haven't already noticed, there is an area behind the Reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor that will be transformed into a new learning commons area.
We want your ideas! Please tell us what you want to see added to the space! How can you give us your ideas?
We have a flip board in the Learning Commons area (located behind the Reference Desk) for you to write your ideas down on.
Check out this week's data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau, which looks at The Great Migration of the Black population from 1910 to 1970, when an estimated 6 million people left the South for urban centers in other parts of the country. http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/020/