The Hill Freeman Library & Spruill Learning Center is going to pat itself on its metaphorical back. Our library Web site has attracted attention from as far away as Canton!
No, not Canton, GA. Not even Canton, Ohio. Canton, China!
Public services librarian Karen Preslock received an email from a library science student at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou (Canton), China. From the information available on our Web site, our library was identified as having "excellent information commons services." We were asked to participate in a survey about our learning commons, in order to help "shape the models of ICS collaboration in China."
"Information commons" is a relatively new concept in librarianship. It has to do with embracing the concept of the library as a place of community-building. Information commons ensure open access to ideas and encourage collaborative learning. We strive to make information available to everyone in the Reinhardt community and promote the free exchange of ideas. We're happy the students in China have noticed this, but more importantly, we want our own students to be aware of what we have to offer. If you're reading this blog, I hope you have a pretty good idea of the resources we have available! Please come by and "check us out." We'd love to help you find the information you need!