Thursday, January 21, 2010

Info Commons Project Documents

David from the InfoCommons and Beyond blog has posted a link to some interesting documentation from Georgia Tech. The documents seem to be a few years old, but they still provide some good insights:
The good folks at Georgia Tech have posted a very useful set of documents on planning and assessment: focus groups, questionnaires, a case study by Herman Miller, and fascinating essay by freshman Erica Hocking on the the Commons as a "Sacred Space" for learning.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out the InfoCommons and Beyond blog--the sidebar contains lots of links to commons spaces around the world, as well as relevant reading, presentations, and other documents.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Snow Day!

Once the tiniest amount of snow falls here in Kentucky, out comes the sleds. The hill in front of my library is one of the best sledding spots on campus. Maybe we should start checking out sleds in our commons, especially to those two students using a plastic tarp :-) Seriously, share in the comments if you know of a library/commons that checks out unusual items.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Just Testing

As Twitterfeed has been having issues, I decided to try "socializing" my FeedBurner feed with Twitter. New posts from this blog and from Translational Technologies should show up on my Twitter as "New post: Title."

Just testing to see how it works :)

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

Another year has passed. This blog is now two and a half years old, and I have been managing the Hub, the University of Kentucky's Information Commons, for nearly three. While I am posting less, I am Twittering more (@staceygreenwell). Between my doctoral program, a more-than-full-time job, lots of varied campus interests, and a new obsession with Pure Barre during the disc golf off-season (last year it was Zumba), it is much easier to share a link and a sentence about something interesting than write a few paragraphs about it. I still love this little blog and plan to keep on writing, particularly when I have something worthy of a longer post.

Here were a few of this blog's most popular posts in 2009:
I had a terrific 2009, and I hope you did, too. Definitely one of the high points was getting to know my Frye class--you guys are great! I did not win the SLA election, but it was a valuable experience, and I met a lot of interesting people along the way. I also got to present at several library and IT conferences which is something I really enjoy.

I wish you all a happy, fulfilling, and prosperous new year. Thanks for reading, and here's to 2010!