York University Libraries has launched a new Learning Commons website this fall to offer a more enriched experience for students.
The Learning Commons is a physical and virtual space where learning services collaborate to offer enhanced support and resources for students. Services include library research support, writing instruction, learning skill and career services.
During the summer, the Learning Commons redesigned its web page, http://learningcommons.yorku.ca, to make it more user friendly and to highlight services and resources available to students.
The new web page provides information on the services offered on the second floor of Scott Library, as well as workshops and online resources such as SPARK (Student Papers and Academic Resource Kit) www.yorku.ca/spark.
These services support students as they develop the many skills, tactics, and strategies required for success in university and beyond.
The site also offers resources for faculty and teaching assistants on how to address academic literacies (i.e. writing, research and learning skills) in the curriculum.