Scholarship at Penn Libraries

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

11-2016

Publication Source

Journal of Learning Spaces

Volume

5

Issue

2

Start Page

53

Last Page

60

Abstract

Over the past two decades, academic library spaces have evolved to meet the changing teaching and learning needs of diverse campus communities. The Information Commons combines the physical and virtual in an informal library space, whereas the recent Active Learning Classroom creates a more formal setting for collaboration. As scholarship has become increasingly digital and interactive, commons and classroom environments in academic libraries promote experimentation with new technology and accommodate millennial learning behaviors. The library, a centrally located and academically neutral campus space, provides an ideal place for classrooms and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship unbounded by specific academic departments.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Keywords

academic libraries, information commons, active learning classrooms

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Date Posted: 01 November 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.