Learning Commons Discussion Group


This discussion group will be open to all who wish to share knowledge about information commons/learning commons. It is very important to begin this discussion group when the concept of the information commons is still in its formative stages, since this time period will provide a resource for newly opened commons to share their experiences and to track the evolution of more established commons. This discussion group will provide a forum at the annual meetings where librarians who are involved with or interested in information commons/learning commons can learn about and foster ideas pertinent to the concept of the information commons/learning commons. Meetings of the discussion group will give an opportunity to share new developments at individual facilities, innovative service implementations, present successful projects, and understand current trends in the field.


Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 10/02/2022. Last retrieved on 10/02/2022. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


ALA Connect Community

Learning Commons DG discussion list
To join the Learning Commons Discussion Group’s discussion list, please join the group’s ALA Connect community.

All ALA members automatically have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. Non-members are welcome to create a free Connect account and have access to numerous resources, including being able to join this discussion group’s community. Here is a direct link to create an account. Please also visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.

Once you have joined this Connect community, you can post to the list by sending an email to  ALA-acrllcdg@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.


Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.


The Information Commons Discussion Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors.

Get Involved

Join a Discussion Group
If you would like to join the Information Commons Discussion Group or have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the convener(s).

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org