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Learning Commons Space Re-Designs (2015-2016): Learning Commons vs. "Library"


The contents from this page are directly from the Virtual Reference Shelf on the "LC General" page.

Learning Commons Informationists in the Schools

Your Learning Commons Informationist (LCI) plays a key role in the development of information literacy and research skills. In collaboration with classroom  teachers, LCI's provide students with:

  • authentic information and research skills that foster learning, including the ability to: locate, select, gather, critically evaluate, create, and communicate information;
  • use the information obtained to solve problems, make decisions, build knowledge, create personal meaning, and enrich their lives;
  • communicate their findings for different audiences, using a variety of formats and technologies;
  • use information and research with understanding, responsibility, and imagination.


Leading Learning Standards of Practice for School Libraries

Learning Commons Space Design

Learning Commons Concept

UCDSB Learning Commons Background Documents

Digital Canada 150

Digital Canada 150

The Government of Canada recently released the vision for Canadians in a Digital Age:

“By Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, our vision is for a thriving digital Canada, underscored by five key pillars: connecting Canadians, protecting Canadians, economic opportunities, digital government and Canadian content.”

OLA was part of the original consultation. You can read our submission, in addition to a number of other library-related organizations at:

What are the opportunities for libraries? Read The Digital Canada 150 report.

(OLA Monthly Newsletter April 30, 2014