Saturday, January 22, 2011

Learning Landscapes and New Reality

Reference Services Review (RSR) is going to publish a special issue on learning landscapes and the new reality. Learning landscapes encompass the physical and virtual spaces where today’s library users encounter information and learn to use it effectively. Papers might focus on the following topics:

The interplay of physical and virtual learning landscapes and what this means for teaching, reference, collaboration, and management – new learners, new faculty, and new roles;

The impact of library/information commons’ spaces on learning, service design and delivery, collections, and library administration – planning, implementation, assessment, re-examination and evolution;

Research on user expectations, needs and perceptions as next generation users interact with next generation information environments – what do library staff need to know to meet their needs?

Other aspects of learning, working and researching at the intersection of place and placelessness where libraries exist in the digital age.