Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Commons Event in New York

Will you be in the Hyde Park, NY area on Thursday, May 7? If so, you should check out this one day conference, "Information Commons 2.0 – Lessons Learned and Moving Forward." Speakers include:
  • Dr. D. Russell Bailey, Library Director, Providence College, Providence, RI, keynote speaker
  • David Murray, Executive Director, Bankier Library, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
  • Gail Wood, Director of Libraries, Memorial Library, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
  • Randall L. Ericson, Couper Librarian, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
These library directors will share lessons learned from the process of implementing an information commons in their respective libraries. There will be ample time for audience members to ask questions. We are in the process of inviting a select number of architect firms and space designer experts to showcase their concepts during the breaks.
I would love to see more events like these around the country. Perhaps some of us in my area (Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee) could put together something similar. While I love virtual communication and unconferencing and such, there much to be said for in-person events such as this. Neighbors, let me know if you might be interested in doing something like this in the future.

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