Students: Seeking an enhanced environment for study, learning, and research? Look no further than the new Business/SPEA Information Commons, located in SPEA 150.
The Commons represents a new approach to meeting the learning and research needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Combining advanced interactive technology with access to IU Libraries research support and print collections, the space means you can take advantage of some of IU Bloomington’s best tools for academic success.
The newly remodeled facility offers flexible study environments for individuals and groups alike. A dedicated quiet area has 40 individual study carrels, while 40 rooms and open work areas equipped with LCD monitors and interactive laptop technology are available for group collaboration. Additional features include an adjoining café and:
• 40 individual PC workstations
• 4 Mac infostations
• 17 wired study tables
• 80 comfortable seats
• Knowledgeable staff for research support
• Core print collection of 15,000 volumes
The Commons’ renovation results from a collaborative project, driven by students who used the library in a case study competition for a Kelley School of Business course. The case study showed that students wanted a library that offered more choices, namely areas suited to meet a variety of study needs. The competition’s best ideas, which included comfortable furnishings, presentation rooms, and quiet and group space, were incorporated into the facility’s new design.
The Business/SPEA Information Commons is made possible through a partnership between the Indiana University Libraries, Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, and Residential Programs and Services. For additional information about the Business/SPEA Information Commons, see:
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