Associate Director for Public Services
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dean of Universities Libraries
Although library commons are designed to enhance student learning, there are significant opportunities for information professionals to push beyond the early visions of these installations. Commons have become the principal driver for reprogramming spaces in libraries to sustain student learning outside the classroom. As students engage in various styles of productivity in our midst, we begin to recognize new opportunities for supporting a community of learners by creating an informed suite of technologies, critical assistance and collaborative initiatives to improve student success. Zimmerman and Stuart peel back their commons environments to share experiences and reveal experiments to engineer dynamic and supportive learning environments.