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From Commons to Classroom: The Evolution of Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries
Journal of Learning Spaces
  • Vickie Marre Karasic, University of Pennsylvania
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Journal Article
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Over the past two decades, academic library spaces have evolved to meet the changing teaching and learning needs of diverse campus communities. The Information Commons combines the physical and virtual in an informal library space, whereas the recent Active Learning Classroom creates a more formal setting for collaboration. As scholarship has become increasingly digital and interactive, commons and classroom environments in academic libraries promote experimentation with new technology and accommodate millennial learning behaviors. The library, a centrally located and academically neutral campus space, provides an ideal place for classrooms and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship unbounded by specific academic departments.
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  • academic libraries,
  • information commons,
  • active learning classrooms
Citation Information
Vickie Marre Karasic. "From Commons to Classroom: The Evolution of Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries" Journal of Learning Spaces Vol. 5 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 53 - 60
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