A New Student Learning Focus for the Academic Library: From Geographical Proximity of the Learning Commons to Organizational Proximity within the Library
Murphy, Jo Ann
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Peer Reviewed StatusPeer Reviewed
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In 2015 student learning programs at the University of Saskatchewan moved organizationally to the university library. While these services resided physically in the library as part of the Learning Commons partnership, this recent change presents the library with a new focus and responsibility for broader student learning support and academic skill development. Highlighting examples of organizational integration of student learning support, this article uses a proximity perspective, suggesting that geographical proximity of services in the learning commons does not go far enough to achieve the deeper collaboration and integration necessary for holistic and integrated learning, and that organizational proximity is needed.
CitationMurphy, J. (2017). A New Student Learning Focus for the Academic Library: From Geographical Proximity of the Learning Commons to Organizational Proximity within the LIbrary. Journal of Library Administration, 57(7), 742-757. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2017.1360686
Learning commons, integrated learning, learning services, learning skills, organizational change, geographical proximity, organizational proximity, cultural proximity, cognitive proximity
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