About the Learning Commons
From Learning Commons
The Learning Commons at the MUSC Library
Create a great space for scholarship supported by technical resources and expertise.
The MUSC Learning Commons will be a beautiful, comfortable, learning space providing access to all the tools, information, experts and resources needed by our students and faculty.
- 1. A collaborative effort involving a campus-wide advisory group, Academic Affairs and the MUSC Library will lead the design and development of the Learning Commons.
- 2. All personal learning styles and physical challenges will be accommodated.
- 3. Trained, expert staff will remain vital for research, faculty integration of new technologies and accessing information.
- 4. Ergonomic design of individual quiet study space, collaboration spaces and workstations is essential to the success of the Learning Commons.
- 5. The design will incorporate concepts of sustainability, consider energy efficiency and accommodate future technological advances as they become come available.
- 6. The Learning Commons will be a great space to study, work with others or to simply relax and reflect.
- Learning Commons Hours
- Staff Hours
- Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Staff Hours
- Open 24/7
- The Library's 2nd and 3rd floors are available to MUSC students 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. After hours, students may enter the Library at the main doors on the 2nd floor, using the card swipe box to the left of the entrance with their MUSC ID. The 2nd floor of the Library includes the 2nd Floor Lab (formerly called the 24/7 Room), which has:
- 1. enclosed study rooms for group discussions and projects
- 2. individual study desks
- 3. computer and printing capabilities
- 4. a lounge area with comfortable seating
- LEARNING COMMONS TECHNOLOGISTS
- Michael McIntyre
- Michael McIntyre has been employed by the Medical University of South Carolina Library since the year 2000. He has been schooled in programming and is versed in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and other software packages. In his spare time, he writes and plays music on instruments made mostly of wood. He is a fan of the St. Louis Rams, and so lived through their all too-brief heyday in the years 2000 and 2001. He has recently been following Premier League Football thanks to the corrupting influence of his office mates.
- Jeff Pritcher
- Jeff Pritcher has worked at the MUSC Library since June of 2005. Prior to that, he worked at the Duke University Medical Center Library for five years. He has a BS degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston, and a Master of Divinity with Languages degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He enjoys reading Jodi Picoult and Helen Fielding novels, listening to music, walking on the beach at sunset, and watching sports, especially college football, golf, baseball, and NASCAR. Jeff is a newcomer to English Premier League Football, and is a fan of Manchester United.
- Joshua Ivey
- Joshua Ivey has worked at the MUSC Library for the past nine years. He has double Bachelor's degrees in European History and Hispanic Studies from the College of Charleston. Being born to a Mexican mother and raised bilingual, he has traveled throughout Central and South America in search of the perfect wave. Josh also lived in Seville, Spain studying the fine art of bullfighting under the tutelage of El Juli. He is a rabid supporter of both Liverpool F.C. and F.C. Barcelona, and dislikes all things Manchester United.
- LEARNING COMMONS TECHNOLOGISTS' DUTIES
- 1. Develop instructional and informational aids that promote effective resource use. Design and present skill-building training sessions to individuals or groups in a consultative or classroom setting about Learning Commons technologies and resources.
- 2. Provide and ensure a consistently high level of service within the Learning Commons. Assist students, faculty and staff with technologies and resources and make appropriate referrals to reference librarians, computer systems staff within the Library, CARC staff, and MUSC partners (CAE, ETS,etc.).
- 3. Continually improve personal knowledge and expertise with Learning Commons technology and information resources, and explore emerging technologies with a view toward incorporating them into the Learning Commons