What is the Knowledge Commons?
Students tell us they want Pattee Library and Paterno Library to be more welcoming and comfortable and to have more technology-rich resources and that everything must be fast, easy, and convenient. They want to research their projects, digitize audio, videotape personal practice sessions, chat with friends, get help from a tutor, and have a snack—all in a 24-hour, "one-stop" destination. ...read more
"I got pretty excited when the former dean, Nancy Eaton, and her staff began to discuss changes to create a knowledge commons in our Libraries. I immediately could see what they meant. And even non-technological Joe embraces the concept and wants the Libraries to keep abreast of what students need." -Sue Paterno