The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is a dynamic, technology-driven, collaborative learning environment in the library that aims to provide a social learning space for the students’ academic, research and other information needs. It serves as a one-stop shop for accessing various resources such as electronic journals, ebooks, podcasts/vodcasts, videos, and other multimedia content. To promote and encourage group learning The Learning Commons is also equipped with adequate and conducive learning spaces for group discussions and activities.

A. Management and maintenance of  learning spaces and facilities

Facilitating effective use and maintenance of the following:

  1. Multimedia and collaborative workstations for programming and group project use
  2. Discussion and multimedia rooms with adequate facilities for group learning and other activities
  3. Miscellaneous Services (e.g. printing, scanning, CD burning)


B. Management of multimedia resources and the Web

Enabling effective access to multimedia resources and the web through the following:

  1. Internet portals  for research and connecting to the web
  2. Gathering videos/podcasts and making them available to users via posting at the Multimedia bulletin board and loading said resources in eReaders
  3. eReaders for viewing of electronic resources and other multimedia content
  4. Regular showing of film Fridays


C. Information and technical assistance

  1. Assisting students in the access of EnggLib’s electronic and multimedia resources
  2. Recommending and assisting in the use of available applications/programs for students’ programming/multimedia needs
  3. Assisting students in connecting to Engglib’s wireless networks
  4. Providing technical assistance in using the available computers and printers; use of web browsers and other applications

Noelyn L. Go-Cruz

Jeffrey P. Francisco

El Fred R. Habacon

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