Information Commons, Planning, Assessment, Staffing, Library
Of the steps in implementing an information commons, one of the most important is the planning phase. In order for the planning and implementation to be a success, buy-in and support from library users and administrators is essential. The result of the planning process is a detailed planning document which will influence the success of the commons. The document should include plans for policy changes, space for the commons, staffing issues, and assessments, both before and after implementation. Even with all the planning completed, an evaluation of the viability of and desirability for a commons should determine whether a commons should be implemented on each individual campus.
Original Publication Citation
Journal of Library Administration, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 39-50
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whitchurch, Michael J., "Planning an Information Commons" (2010). All Faculty Publications. 1547.
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