Joan K. Lippincott, Martin Halbert Libraries are developing information commons or learning commons to create a closer connection between the library's physical space and the learning needs and styles of today's students. These facilities give particular importance to three elements related to the learning process: provision of technology, access to digital information, and availability of spaces in which students can collaborate. In this session, we will explore some features of existing information commons, describe what kinds of services are typically included, discuss types of group spaces that such facilities incorporate, and discuss issues related to interior design, including furniture.
Henry Myerberg "The stereotype of libraries as musty repositories of old books has never been less true." Henry Myerberg, a principal at the Rockwell Group, goes on to emphasize, encourage and show how the library is and should be an integrated learning center. He believes the library is a place without borders and with the considerate infusion of technology will grow in its capacity to serve students.