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VOTE for your favorite chairs!

Group of chairs to vote on

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.

Mixing It Up!

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 liblearningcommons@uni.edu with your comments

 

 

Today is Geologic Map Day!

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.

Tell us what you want in the Learning Commons!

 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. 

What is a Learning Commons?

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. 

We want your ideas!!!

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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.  

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