New Learning Commons coming to library second floor

Guest written by Keri Pearson,
Tutoring and Assessment Coordinator for UNK’s Academic Success Learning Commons
pearsonka@unk.edu

The UNK Learning Commons is currently under construction on the second floor of the Calvin T. Ryan Library! Opening in Fall 2010, this space will allow the Academic Success and Writing Center tutors to collaborate within the information resource context that libraries are transitioning to worldwide.  Acting as another resource within the library, tutors will continue their tradition of helping students succeed by growing as lifelong learners and writers. Additionally, the Commons will feature two computer bars for student use, a networked student printing station, upgraded lighting and flooring, and ample study space. The varied configuration of the new space will allow students to work either independently or in small or large groups, and future plans may include private study rooms in which students can collaborate for homework, tests, and presentations. A Learning Commons Council is being formed to ensure that the voices of faculty, staff, and students are included in the Commons’ development. Certainly, ongoing collaboration between Peer Tutoring, the Writing Center, and the Library will facilitate more efficient and effective services for the UNK community.

Please join us for Game Night on Wednesday, August 23rd to get a peek at the progress, meet our tutors, and find out what the UNK Learning Commons is all about!”