Information Commons Resources

These are the resources that I used for my facilities paper on the information commons model in academic libraries.  

Information Commons Bibliography

  • Albanese, Andrew Richard. “Campus Library 2.0,” Library Journal, Vol.129, Iss.5 (April 15, 2004), pp.30-33.
  • Bailey, Russell and Barbara Tierney. “Information Commons Redux: Concept, Evolution, and Transcending the Tragedy of the Commons,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Vol. 28, No. 5 (September 2002), pp.277-286.
  • Bartle, Lisa R. “Designing an Active Academic Reference Service Point,” Reference & User Services Quarterly, Vol.38, No.4, pp.395-401.
  • Bazillion, Richard J. and Connie L. Braun, “Building Virtual – and Spatial – Libraries for Distance Learning,” Cause/Effect, (Winter 1995), pp.51-54. Available at Accessed on February 24, 2007.
  • Beagle, Donald. “Conceptualizing an Information Commons,” The Journal of Academic  Librarianship, Vol.25, No.2 (March 1999), pp.82-89.
  • Bell, Steven J. “ New Information Marketplace Competitors: Issues and
    Strategies for Academic Libraries,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.2, No.2 (2002), pp.277-303.
  • Church, Jennifer. “The Evolving Information Commons,” Library Hi Tech, Vol.23, No.1 (2005), pp.75-81.
  • Cowgill, Allison, Joan Beam and Lindsey Wess. “Implementing an Information Commons in a University Library,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol.27, No.6 (November 2001), pp.432-439.
  • Davis, Philip M. “Tragedy of the Commons Revisited: Librarians, Publishers, Faculty and the Demise of a Public Resource,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.3, No.4 (2003), pp.547-562.
  • Fagerheim, Britt Anna and Sandra J. Weingart. “Using Focus Groups to Assess Student Needs,” Library Review, Vol.54, No.9 (2005), pp.524-530.
  • Favini, Robert. “The Library and Academic Computing Center: Cultural Perspectives and Recommendations for Improved Interaction,” ACRL National Conference, Nashville Papers, Nashville, TN, 1997. Available at Accessed February 24, 2007.
  • Frade, Patricia A. and Allyson Washburn. “The University Library: The Center of a University Education,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.6, No.3 (2006), pp.327-346.
  • Fu, Tina C., Kim Bartosz and Guy La Haie. “The Impact of “Scholar’s Workstations” in an Undergraduate Academic Library: Would a Holistic Approach Work?” The Reference Librarian, No.74 (2001), pp.187-205.
  • Gardner, Susan and Susanna Eng. “What Students Want: Generation Y and the
    Changing Function of the Academic Library,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.5, No.3 (2005), pp.405-420.
  • MacWhinnie, Laurie A. “The Information Commons: The Academic Library of the  Future,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.3, No.2 (2003), pp.241-257.
  • Malenfant, Chuck. “The Information Commons as a Collaborative Workspace,” Reference Services Review, Vol.34, No.2 (2006), pp.279-286.
  • Mangan, Katherine S. “Packing Up the Books,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol.51, Iss.43, (July 1, 2005), p.A27-A28.
  • McKinstry, Jill and Peter McCracken. “Combining Computing and Reference
    Desks in an Undergraduate Library: A Brilliant Innovation or a Serious Mistake,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.2, No.3 (2002), pp.391-400.
  • McRobbie, Michael A. The Library and Education: Integrating Information Landscapes
  • Spencer, Mary Ellen. “Evolving a New Model: The Information Commons,” Reference Services Review, Vol.34, No.2 (2006), pp.242-247.
  • Van Scoyoc, Anna M. and Caroline Cason. “The Electronic Academic Library:
    Undergraduate Research Behavior in a Library Without Books,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol.6, No.1 (2006), pp.47-58.
  • Warnken, Paula. “New Technologies and Constant Change: Managing the Process,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol.30, No.4 (July 2004), pp.322-327.
  • Whitchurch, Michael J. and C. Jeffrey Belliston. “Information Commons at Brigham Young University: Past, Present and Future,” Reference Services Review, Vol.34, No.2 (2006), pp.261-278.


5 Responses to Information Commons Resources

  1. Information Commons Resources

  2. Y’know, I wouldn’t have thought to do this – but it is a wonderfully comprehensive list and very on topic for some work we are doing in our own library. Thanks for having the nouce to think to post it. I’ve forwarded it to my library director.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Most of these types of posts are resources that I have used for one or more of my class assignments. My first thoughts were that I might need them sometime again – so I decided to add them to my blog. Several of these types of posts have been pretty popular – and it makes all the work a bit more worthwhile to have others use it.

  4. Jessica says:

    I would LOVE to link to this (or post it as a PDF) on my Info Share page on my Cool Librarian blog! There are so many talented librarians and library students out there doing great work, adn I hope that someday Info Share will become a clearing house for info such as this. If you would like to check it out, visit my blog and click on the Info Share page (at the top). If you are interested in linking, please let me know.


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