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2.1 Explore and implement a “library/learning commons” model in FLITE that balances current and emerging needs and expectations
Formula: Multiple student needs met in one place + library’s extensive hours of service = library learning commons
Meet with University administration to come to mutual understanding of what a library learning commons looks like at Ferris and FLITE
Meet with library faculty to come to mutual understanding of what a library learning commons looks like at Ferris and FLITE
Meet with library staff to come to mutual understanding of what a library learning commons looks like at Ferris and FLITE
Appoint a committee to develop a plan and a timeline
Users find multiple academic/support services in the library
Students cite the library as one reason they came to Ferris and/or were successful here
Gate count and usage increases for both physical and online resources
Students report feeling greater ownership of and pride in their library
Ethnographic survey of usage on 1st and 2nd floor in preparation for discussions about the Academic Literacies Center moving into FLITE.
Rubrics/Questions Used to Determine Score
How many meetings have occurred between library personnel and University administration?
How many meetings between library faculty and library staff amongst themselves?
Has a process been developed?
Is there general agreement between the library and the university?
The librarians have had an initial conversation with Provost Blake to learn more about his concept for the Center for Academic Literacies, and possible connections with a learning commons.
A committee was established to plan for the development of the Academic Literacies Center in FLITE. A major component of this was the Student Support Center and Writing Center moving into FLITE by Fall 2018. Committee members: Scott Garrison, Paul Blake, Kelly McNeill, Mari Kermit-Canfield, Ann Breitenwischer, Stacy Anderson, Karen Royster-James, David Marquard.
The Academic Literacies Center opened Fall 2018.
Data Collector & Frequency
[Note: Scott Garrison and Carrie Donovan had left FLITE's employ by Feb. 2019.]