Here are listed presentations about the development of the learning commons. Please add your own presentations as they are developed.


  • June 17, 2010: Presentation  by Loertscher and Koechlin at the Learning Commons Conference of academic librarians in Kingston, Ontario Canada about Knowledge Building.
  • March 24 webinar with tech director of Main West Township district, IL about project-based learning and use of Google Aps Education
  • Joyce Valenza did a one-hour+ presentation to the teacher librarians of California about Web 2.0 tools. Her slides will be up soon. In the meantime, you can access her presentation at: Go to:

    On the calendar, click on Jan. 23

    Click on David Loertscher's recording

For the blog attached to Joyce's webinar with the list of everything she talks about, see:

Her list of web tools is at:

Her Wonderful World of Apps video is at:


  • Sydnye Cohen uses a knowledge Building Center in the high school Greatest Greek unit and sees the impact on database usage and the quality of the resulting presentations at:
  • Valerie Diggs about the Chelmsford High School, MA Learning Commons: Third Place


  • Donna DesRoches and Carlene Walter's presentation at the 2010 Saskatchewan School Library Conference.  Inquiry and Social Media - an inquiry tools smack down.