Pingree School Learning Commons
Welcome to the Pingree School Learning Commons, an innovative environment for teaching and learning that ensures all of our students have access to the best tools, resources, skills, and supports available. Faculty and staff from four departments work together as a team to empower students to think critically, to encourage a love of learning, and to provide supports to our diverse, academic community.
Learning Commons Departments
Educational Resource Center
Learning Commons Spaces
The Hub: an innovative space for teaching, learning, and collaboration. Read a news story about The Hub here.
Quiet Library: our quiet area for study and research.
Group Study Room: a conference room for teamwork and meetings.
Pond Room: an open area for participatory learning.
Harte Room: a reading room that houses our special collections.
Learning Commons Staff
Meghan O'Neill, Librarian, Learning Commons Director
Dave Medvitz, Technology Educator
Chris Grenier, Director of Writing Center
Ann Lyons, Director of Educational Resource Center
Tammy Conrad, Director of Technology
Bob Ogden, Network Administrator
What's Next for Pingree's Learning Commons?
By centralizing interdisciplinary resources and providing state-of-the-art technology, the next phase of the Pingree Learning Commons will maximize the opportunities for realizing the school’s goals. Our work has earned us an Edward E. Ford Foundation Grant to continue program development and renovations in our library that will enhance our ability to deliver a learning commons program that affords more peer-to-peer learning, open access to information and resources, flexible work environments, networking opportunities, diversification of cultural expression, and expanded education on the shifting attitudes towards intellectual property and media literacy. This evolution ultimately leads to empowered learning and citizenship skills for students.