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The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons
Author : Pamela Colburn Harland
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2011-01
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :112
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This simple guide provides valuable insights for transforming an out-of-date public, school, or academic library into a thriving, user-centric learning commons.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

Learning Commons

Learning Commons
Author : Barbara Schader
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2014-01-23
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :468
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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

Creating a Learning Commons

Creating a Learning Commons
Author : Lynn D. Lampert,Coleen Meyers-Martin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2019-01-24
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :202
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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
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2014-01-23
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :468
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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
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2016-08-29
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :151
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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

Secondary School Learning Commons

Secondary School Learning Commons
Author : David V. Loertscher,Carol Koechlin
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2015
Category : High school libraries
Total pages :155
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"This book is part of a matched pair of manuals designed to assist teacher librarians and leadership teams in K-12 schools to create and implement a learning commons in their schools... This manual supports grades 7-12 in the U.S. and Canada, thus it is ideal for Middle and High School transitions"-- Preface.

Learning Commons Treasury

Learning Commons Treasury
Author : David V. Loertscher,Elizabeth Marcoux
Publisher : Teacher Librarian Press
Release Date : 2010-01-01
Category : Information commons
Total pages :146
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A Field Guide to the Information Commons

A Field Guide to the Information Commons
Author : Charles Forrest,Martin Halbert
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release Date : 2009-02-19
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :214
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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.

Understanding Self-help/mutual Aid

Understanding Self-help/mutual Aid
Author : Thomasina Borkman
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release Date : 1999
Category : Social Science
Total pages :257
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Self-help groups have encountered fierce criticism as places where individuals join to share personal problems and to engage in therapeutic intervention without the aid of skilled professionals. These groups have flourished since the 1970s and continue to serve more people than professional therapy. Yet these groups have been criticized as fostering a culture of whiners and victims, and not using professional help as needed. Thomasina Jo Borkman debunks this commonly held assessment, and also examines the reasons for these groups' enduring popularity since the 1960s--more people attend these meetings (word?) than see professional therapists. What accounts for their success and popularity? Understanding Self-Help / Mutual-Aid Groups is the first book to describe three stages of individual and group evolution that is part of this organization's very structure; it also reconceptualizes participants' interactions with professionals. The group as a whole, Borkman posits, draws on the life experiences of its membes to foster nurturing, support, and transformation through a "circle of sharing." Groups create more positive and less stigmatizing "meaning perspectives" of the members' problems than is available from professionals or lay folk culture.

The New Learning Commons where Learners Win!

The New Learning Commons where Learners Win!
Author : David V. Loertscher,Carol Koechlin,Sandi Zwaan
Publisher : Hi Willow Research & Pub
Release Date : 2008
Category : Education
Total pages :132
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Examines the function and role of school libraries and computer labs. Considers how these resources are used differently than intended because they have been organization-based rather than client-based.

Designing an Academic Library Learning Commons

Designing an Academic Library Learning Commons
Author : Sue Reynolds
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2012
Category :
Total pages :168
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Environments for Student Growth and Development

Environments for Student Growth and Development
Author : Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe,Melissa Autumn Wong
Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Release Date : 2012
Category : Education
Total pages :267
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Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library

Conducting Action Research to Evaluate Your School Library
Author : Judith Sykes
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2013-05-01
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :118
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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.

Lifelong Kindergarten

Lifelong Kindergarten
Author : Mitchel Resnick
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2018-08-10
Category : Creative ability
Total pages :191
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In Kindergarten, children spend more time with math worksheets than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like school. School (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively. The author discusses new technologies and strategies for engaging young people in creative learning experiences. He tells stories of how children are programming their own games, stories, and inventions, and collaborating through remixing, crowdsourcing, and large-scale group projects.

Creating the Academic Commons

Creating the Academic Commons
Author : Thomas H. P. Gould
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release Date : 2011-06-14
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :318
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This volume provides a roadmap for libraries seeking to establish their own Academic Commons, complete with suggestions regarding physical structure and software/hardware options and information regarding the latest technological advances.