The Zayed University Library and Learning Commons is an institution that champions innovation for all our community. Through provision of vast access to resources, services, and technology, the ZU Library and Learning Commons supports and enables research and development, innovation and entrepreneurship, and acquiring, dissemination and knowledge sharing to promote innovation and the UAE’s vision and accomplishments. This presentation will present the various ways in which the ZU Library and Learning Commons supports and encourages innovation in numerous ways in line with the UAE’s vision and accomplishments. T
his will include examples, statistics, and demonstrations of: Workshops offered in research, research dissemination, critical thinking, and information literacy contributing to innovation in teaching and learning, but also research and development, by our students and faculty and staff; Platforms we’ve created such as ZU Scholars, a digital repository, that promotes and disseminates UAE research, data, and creative works of our community in the fields of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Law, Education, Medicine and Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Architecture;
Resources and technologies we have acquired and offer support for in order to promote the ongoing professional development and skills building of our community such as LinkedIn Learning and Mango Languages, so they may contribute, compete, and market themselves and the UAE as highly productive contributors in the global knowledge economy; Collections and resources, such as those in our Library, Archives, and Databases, that seek to remove barriers to information access, facilitate knowledge sharing and dissemination both in-person and remotely, to not only share, but also preserve and make available to future generations.