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Welcome to the Knowledge Commons!

Beginning this week, and unfolding over the course of this month, alumni fellows and peer mentors representing an array of academic services will be offering drop in hours in the Knowledge Commons!

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Renovations in the Knowledge Commons

Take a look at the new space in progress!

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KC Open Positions

Are you a recent graduate of Hampshire College? Are you looking for exciting job opportunities? Consider applying to the Knowledge Commons Alumni Fellow and intern positions!  

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Knowledge Commons Inquiry Center

Construction starts on Wednesday to create a Knowledge Commons Inquiry Center on the first floor of the library.

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From Vision to Reality: Part I

Three years of planning culminated in 2016 with a vision for a library-based “Knowledge Commons” that would strengthen existing services and resources at Hampshire and help guarantee a significant and sustainable future for a reimagined library that meets the needs of 21st century learners.

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Knowledge Commons Update

As we start off the academic year, the Knowledge Commons team is hard at work piloting services, planning spaces, and getting the word out. Read on for the latest updates on our progress.

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Hampshire’s Knowledge Commons Team

The library is thrilled to welcome and introduce our growing Knowledge Commons team. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the library has recruited and hired a team that will connect our campus to resources to support teaching and learning.

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K W Commons – March 2016 Vision and Plans

The Knowledge and Wellness Commons planning continues to make great progress. In February 2016, Bruner/Cott architects and planners and Brightspot, strategy consultants, consulted with more than 100 Hampshire students to conceive the Wellness Commons.

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Update on LLC: Knowledge and Wellness Commons

In May 2015 the Library Learning Commons Service Strategy Report was finalized. In December 2015 the library received a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for implementation of a Learning Commons 3.O.

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APL + HSU

The two Library Learning Commons Pilot Project spaces were designed and developed in a collaboration between the Creativity Center, the Harold F. Johnson Library, Rehamping, the Hampshire Student Union, and Facilities.

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Learning Commons on the Road, part 2: Occidental College

Spring Break 2015 continued with a trip to the Academic Commons in the Occidental College Library. The Commons is a nexus of transformed spaces, resources, services and programs focused on sustaining an intellectual teaching and learning community at Occidental for the 21st Century.

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Learning Commons on the road: first stop Colorado College!

It’s spring break, 2015 and a small team from Hampshire flew away from the snow and mud to visit the Colket Center for Academic Excellence and the Tutt Library at Colorado College.

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What do services LOOK like in the Learning Commons? Work-shopping the model.

With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, planning for the Library Learning Commons is moving forward.

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Field Trips and Workshops

On Friday, 1/31, the Library Learning Commons Steering Committee took field trips to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and to Williams College.

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Dec. 18, 2014 Minutes

Present: Jennifer King, Anne Downes, Marjorie Hutter, Bob Crowley, Jason Tor, Carla Costa, Jeff Wallen, Ira Fay (by phone, and then suddenly, in person!), Alana Kumbier (notes)

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LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS UPDATE – AIRPORT LOUNGE PILOT PROJECT

We are excited to announce that this spring the Harold F. Johnson Library will be able to try out a few key ideas from the Library Learning Commons (LLC) proposal in the Airport Lounge.

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Learning Commons, 12/5/2014 Minutes

Learning Commons Minutes Hill Urbina Friday, 12/5/2014, 12:00-1:00 pm

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Learning Commons, 11/13/2014 Meeting Minutes

Present: Jennifer Gunter King (chair), Karina Rosenstein, Asha Kinney, Bob Crowley, Carla Costa, Jeff Wallen, Marjorie Hutter, Laura Wenk, Jason Tor, Anne Downes, Alana Kumbier (notes), Ira Fay (telephone)

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Learning Commons Steering Committee

Our updated committee roster for 2014-2015 includes:

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Learning Commons, 10/10/2014 Meeting Minutes: Phase 2 Planning

Library Learning Commons 10/10/2014 Hill Urbina

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Learning Commons September Updates

How fast fall falls!  As we get our new academic year underway, it is a great time to share updates on where library learning commons planning stands.

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Library Learning + Community w/Joan Lippincott – Sept 8

 LIBRARY LEARNING + COMMUNITY w/ JOAN K. LIPPINCOTT of the Coalition for Networked Information View a recording of Joan Lippincott’s presentation online, courtesy of Library Media Services.

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Learning Commons Priorities

3/27/2014 Library Learning Commons Executive Summary Learning Commons Vision

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Learning Commons Proposal

Library Learning Commons Proposal  Jan. 31, 2014

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Learning Commons Proposal – campus presentation

If you missed the Learning Commons proposal presentation on Friday, 1/24/2013 in the Main Lecture Hall, you can check out the powerpoint presentation of the proposal here:

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environmental scanning, workshop, and 1/24 open campus forum

A few notes from the Library Learning Commons (LLC) Ad Hoc Steering Committee as we kick off the new year.

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First LLC Meeting in 2014: Planning for Focus Groups & Visioning Workshop

Happy New Year! The Library Learning Commons Steering Committee is excited for the new year, and the Learning Commons visioning we are undertaking this month.

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Library Learning Commons Open Meeting

Library Learning Commons Project Friday 12/6,1:00-2:00 p.m. FPH East Lecture Hall

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We Want to Hear From You!

From Monday, Dec. 2 – Dec. 13, the library will be covered with butcher-block paper. Please use one of the markers we have placed, and answer these questions:

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LLC Meeting Minutes 11/22/2013

Library Learning Commons Ad Hoc Steering Committee 11/22/2013 1-2:30, FPH 108

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Service Design Bootcamp in New York!

Representatives from the Library Learning Commons Ad Hoc Steering Committee (Alana Kumbier, CSI/Digital Pedagogy Librarian; Laura Wenk, Dean for Curriculum and Assessment; Jennifer King, Director of the Library; Bob Crowley, Director of Information Technology) attended a one-day Service Design Bootcamp:

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LLC Meeting Minutes 11/8/2013

LLC Agenda 11/8/2013

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LLC Meeting Minutes 11/4/2013 – Brightspot Strategy Consultants

Library Learning Commons Ad Hoc Steering Committee/Advisors 11/4/2013, FPH 107

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LLC Meeting Minutes 10/29/2013

Learning Commons Ad Hoc Steering Committee Agenda & Minutes 10/29/2013 Hill Urbina

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LLC Ad Hoc Steering Committee & Advisors

Steering Committee and Timeline: The Library Learning Commons Concept will be developed by an ad hoc steering committee, convened and chaired by Library Director Jennifer King, and based upon broad input from students, faculty, staff, and affected programs.

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Library Learning Commons: Charge from President

Library Learning Commons Charge from President, October 14, 2013

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