Learning Commons

Learning Commons Leadership Council (LCLC)

The Learning Commons Leadership Council commenced in Fall 2011 to ensure deliberate partnership between the Calvin T. Ryan Library and Learning Commons programs. Current members of the LCLC include:

  • Patrick Hargon, Assistant Director of the Learning Commons
  • Keri Pearson, Tutoring and Assessment Specialist
  • Sally Lajoie, Library Specialist
  • Ronald Wirtz, Assistant Director of the Learning Commons

In one of its first collaborations, the LCLC presented a historical summary of the UNK Learning Commons development, philosophy, and implementation at two conferences in Fall 2011: the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) conference and the Nebraska Library Association/ Nebraska Educational Media Association (NLA/NEMA) conference. 

Additionally, the LCLC has worked together in the following endeavors:

  • Freshman Orientation and Operation Super Start activities (2012, 2013)
  • Blue and Gold Community Showcase booths (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Undergraduate Research Seminar series (2012, 2013-14)
  • Independent Study policy development
  • Referral process for the Writing Center and Library reference services