Following a complete renovation of the first floor of the John T. Richardson Library, the Information Commons opens on September 11, 2013.
With more than 100 workstations, 12 state-of-the-art “media:scape” tables for technology-enhanced group work, and a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces, the Information Commons benefits from upgrades to networking and wireless infrastructure in the library to provide enhanced support for teaching, learning, and scholarship at DePaul. The Information Commons is also home to two new library services: the Learning Commons and the Scholar’s Lab.
The Learning Commons is a “one-stop shop” for academic support for DePaul students, including not only research consultations and information literacy instruction, but also individual assistance and group workshops from our partners, such as the University Center for Writing-based Learning, the Science and Math Learning Center, the Career Center, and the Office of Multicultural Student Success.
The Scholar’s Lab is a space where faculty and students can come together with librarians and partners from across the university to explore emergent areas of teaching, learning and scholarship, including digital image creation and analysis, social science data analysis, and digital humanities.
The Information Commons also houses an expanded “Genius Squad” service provided by Information Services to assist DePaul students with technology questions.
DePaul faculty, staff, and students are invited to visit the John T. Richardson Library Information Commons beginning September 11th to take advantage of these services or relax in the re-modeled Haber Lounge while perusing our popular reading collections or our new collection of DePaul University Faculty Publications.
The “grand opening” for the John T. Richardson Library Information Commons will be held on September 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. All are invited to join us for the celebration. Please RSVP for opening day programs.