Last Friday, Cole 333 was abuzz with groups of students, staff, and faculty putting their highly acquired mathematical knowledge to the test for the sake of… …making their best guess? An “Estimathon” is an event in which participants use their own knowledge to guess an interval which contains the answer to estimation problems, such as, […]
How many seconds would it take a common snail to travel from Paris to Beijing? Do you think you could answer this question? How about without the internet? Without a calculator? How strong is your skill of estimating? Come to Hampshire’s first ever ESTIMATHON to find out! You and your team will be tasked with […]
The QRC is happy to announce that coding help is now available in the Knowledge Commons! Starting March 4th, 2018, a peer mentor will be available to assist students with computer coding. The mentors will be in the Knowledge Commons, first floor of the Library, for drop-in support Sundays-Thursdays, 7-10pm. All are welcome to stop […]
A reminder to Div IIIs and all campus artists and makers that we are running a series of curatorial and installation workshops with Media Services, IT, and the Writing Center over the next few weeks as part of our academic support services from the Hampshire College Library and Knowledge Commons! Heads up HACU Hampshire and […]
Student usage of academic services nearly doubled after Hampshire College centralized the services into Harold F. Johnson Library, in a large, newly renovated space starting this past September 2017. The concept behind the new Knowledge Commons was funded by a $1.2 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to the library in December 2015. See […]
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.
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.
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: