Librarian Leaders in New Learning Communities
American Library Association Annual Meeting
New York City — July 5, 1996
8:30 — Welcome
Thomas Kirk, Earlham College, Preconference Facilitator
Paul Evan Peters and Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
Philip Tompkins, Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis
8:30 – 9:30 — Keynote
Roberta Matthews, LaGuardia Community College
Susan Perry, Mt. Holyoke College, moderator
Dr. Matthews will discuss the principles of collaboration and collaborative learning – covering both the process of developing a new learning community through collaboration and the process of collaborative learning.
9:30 – 10:45 — What is a New Learning Community: Three Examples
Barbara MacAdam, University of Michigan, moderator
Anne Zald, University of Washington
Todd Kelley, Johns Hopkins University
- (One speaker TBA)
10:45 – 11:15 — Break and Warm-Up Activity
11:15 – 12:30 — Small Group Discussion and Planning Exercise
- What is the librarian’s role in a new learning community?
- How can librarians become leaders in this process?
- What opportunities exist on my campus?
- How can librarians identify potential partners on their campus?
12:30 – 1:30 — Lunch
1:30-2:00 — What are the Characteristics of New Learning Communities?
Jana Bradley, Indiana University at IUPUI
An review of findings from Dr. Bradley’s case study project involving ten teams who participated in CNI’s New Learning Communities program.
2:00 – 3:00 — The Process of Developing a New Learning Community
Thomas Kirk, Earlham College, moderator
Carol Venable, San Diego State University
(other panelists TBA)
3:00 – 3:15 — Break
3:15 – 4:30 — Small Group Planning Exercise
- Individuals (or teams from the same institution) will complete a strategic planning template (provided by the preconference), applying what they have learned during the program. The template is intended to provide guidance for proceeding once the attendees have returned to their home institution.
4:30 – 5:00 — Conclusions and Wrap-up
Thomas Kirk, Earlham College