Librarian Leaders in New Learning Communities
Librarians are taking leadership roles on campus by their participation in collaborative teams creating New Learning Communities, employing the technology and resources of the Internet. This Preconference will focus on the process of forming successful New Learning Communities through partnerships of faculty, librarians, information technologists, and others. Presentations by team members and educational leaders will assist participants in this Preconference to gain an understanding of the concepts involved in successful collaborations, to be exposed to examples of New Learning Communities in which student involvement and the teaching/learning process are emphasized, and to see model programs. In addition, participants will work in small groups to exchange ideas with colleagues and to develop plans to implement New Learning Communities in their home institution.
The program will include
- presentations by members of institutional teams, highlighting the process the teams are using on their campuses to develop their programs and the collaborative nature of these efforts
- presentations by librarians from project teams, focusing on their role in the project
- presentations on the principles and vision underlying the concept of New Learning Communities and the characteristics of such communities
- small group sessions, organized by type of library and facilitated by team members or past conference facilitators, where attendees will engage in planning and information sharing related to new learning communities.
This program should be of interest to instruction librarians, departmental librarians, subject specialists, program coordinators, and program administrators. The program will focus on New Learning Communities in the context of higher education.
Date and Time
- July 5, 1996, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Hotel Intercontinental
- 111 E. 48th Street
- New York, NY
- Registration will be limited to 115 participants.
This program is sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information. In addition, the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), ACRL, and Educom are sponsors of the Coalition’s New Learning Communities Program. The Coalition gratefully acknowledges financial support for this program from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IIB Program.
Thomas Kirk, Earlham College
Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
Barbara MacAdam, University of Michigan
Deborah Masters, San Francisco State University
Susan Perry, Mt. Holyoke College
Philip Tompkins, Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis