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					Information Commons
    Information Commons
• What is the Information Commons?
  – a central facility that integrates
    information resources with information
    technology
  – a place that aims to prepare students
    for the future by helping them learn
    information literacy skills today
  – a place for students and faculty to meet
    and make use of the wealth of
    information available to them
Information Commons
    Information Commons
• What makes up the Information
  Commons?
  – Workstations: over 150 full service
    computers that give clients access to
    the Internet, on-line library catalogues,
    e-mail, and office productivity tools like
    Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  – Express stations: Quick reference
    computers to on-line library catalogues
    Information Commons
• What makes up the Information
  Commons?
  – Printing stations: Students can use
    their campus cards to print black
    and white copies from five laser
    printers
    Information Commons
• What makes up the Information
  Commons?
  – Instruction spaces: 50 computers will be
    set up in a large instruction space for
    students to sign up for tutorials to learn
    information literacy skills
  – a smaller instruction space is also
    available for students who want or need
    more individualized attention
    Information Commons
• What makes up the Information
  Commons?
  – Collaborative Workrooms: A place in the
    library where you can meet and TALK
    with others about projects! These rooms
    will be bookable, hold up to 8 people, and
    are equipped with desktop workspace,
    ethernet connections (for laptops) and
    have access to audio equipment.
Information Commons
    Information Commons
• What makes up the Information
  Commons?
  – SERVICE! The Information Commons
    Service Desk will be able to help clients
    with both information (library
    reference) and technology (computing)
    questions. Staff will also provide
    accurate referrals for other types of
    questions.
Information Commons
    Information Commons
• What makes up the Information
  Commons?
• Document Delivery
• Photoduplication Services
• Maps, Academic Data & Geographic
  Information Centre
• Library Information Services
• Com Media
• Learning Commons
• Student Services
• University Computing Services
    Information Commons
• Changes to be aware of:
  – Current periodicals and newspapers are
    now in the lower level of the tower
    (former reserve area).
  – The reserve is in the former UCS lab
    area on the main floor of the library
    tower, by the circulation desk.
  – The UCS lab has re-located to the Elbow
    Room in the Social Sciences area.

				
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