The Commoner, Volume 1, Issue 10.1 - October 1, 2014
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Faculty Multiuse Room Opens in October


This month the Library Learning Commons happily announces the opening of its Faculty Multiuse Room, located on the lower level in LLC 111. It has taken several months of planning and more than a few months of renovation and installation work, but its hour has come ‘round at last. The room is designed for a variety of uses; it features a kitchen, movable tables and chairs, abundant soft-seating, a 55-inch multiuser workstation, cable television, a 13x5-foot interactive presentation screen/whiteboard with dual short-throw projectors, and two app-packed podcast studios. [Read more.]

Collection Changes on the Main and Upper Levels


The LLC is undergoing a number of collection changes this year. Fiction transitioned from the lower level to the main level over the summer, and the curriculum and juvenile collections are now on the upper level of the LLC. The juvenile fiction titles are on the taller shelves on the north side and picture books are nearby in a "U" shaped shelving unit. Curriculum and juvenile non-fiction titles have been "interfiled" (or merged) so that potential instructional content relative to curricula is easily found. [Read more.]

The LLC is developing a display of faculty scholarly and creative publications on the main level. If you would like to include your recent work (published within the last five years) in the display, please contact Susan Hines ( [Read more.]
CSC instructional designer and librarian win Judge's Choice Award in the Idea Lab for no-materials-cost course design strategies using OER at the 2014 New Media Consortium Annual Conference. They will also be presenting at the 2014 Open Education Conference. [Read more.]
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