Lamson Library and Learning Commons

The Lamson Library and Learning Commons is the integrated academic hub for Plymouth State University, committed to developing and sustaining a dynamic ecosystem that supports learning, teaching, and research. The teams housed at the Library include the Library itself, Writing Center, and the Open Learning and Teaching Collaborative (CoLab).

Strategic Priorities

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The Library

  • Expand teaching of research and information fluency skills, incorporating diverse pedagogies.
  • Increase access to information resources that align with the curricular and research needs of faculty and students.
  • Articulate and demonstrate the value of library resources and services.
  • Strategically manage financial, personnel, and technological resources in response to changes in libraries and higher education.

The Writing Center

  • Enhance students’ academic success by supporting them, one-to-one and in small groups, as writers, thinkers, and presenters.
  • Partner with faculty and staff in presenting workshops/creating digital resources for all campus constituents.
  • Collaborate with faculty to help students improve as writers in and across disciplines.
  • Support all members of the PSU community – students, staff, faculty, and external partners – to grow as writers.

The Open Learning and Teaching Collaborative (CoLab)

  • Facilitate development and integration of Cluster Learning at PSU.
  • Build community of practice at PSU around teaching & learning.
  • Support the development of new architectures for learning at PSU.
  • Articulate and demonstrate (on campus and beyond) the value of PSU’s unique perspective on open and public higher education.