Mailing List Message #113422
From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: ACRL Live Webcasts on Information Commons
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:11:36 -0400
Next week CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott will be presenting a session as part of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Live Webcast series.

Information Commons 101:  Principles and Good Practices (Sept. 22, 2009; 11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern; 1.5 hours)
Is your institution in the planning phase for a library renovation or addition that includes a space that will serve as an information or learning commons?  If so, this webcast will provide an overview of some of the key planning components you should take into consideration as you develop a program for the facility.
This session will explore:
    * Visions and goals for information commons
    * Linking the information commons to learning
    * Elements of an information commons
    * Campus partners
    * Staffing
    * Understanding collaboration in an information commons setting
    * "Quick fixes" while waiting for construction/renovation
    * Assessment of an information commons

Registration (for a fee) is available at:

On October 13, Lippincott will give a presentation in a second webcast, Next Gen Information Commons:  Retooling and Refining the Vision, aimed at those institutions who have an Information Commons but are planning modifications.  See for details.


Diane Goldenberg-Hart

Communications Coordinator

Coalition for Networked Information

21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036


202-872-0884 (Fax)

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