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LACUNY Institute 2006 Program

Information Commons: Are We All Things to All People?
Friday, May 19, 2006
Baruch College

8:15 – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks, Arthur Downing, Chief Librarian & Asst. VP for IT
Welcoming Remarks, LaRoi Lawton, LACUNY President
9:15 – 10:15 AM Keynote Address: presented by Daniel Singer , Information Technology Librarian at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here? Developing an Information Commons at My Library Jane Devine, Chief Librarian (LaGuardia); Arthur Downing, Chief Librarian & Asst. VP for IT (Baruch); and Barbra Higginbotham, Chief Librarian and Executive Director of Academic Information Technologies (Brooklyn)
11:30 – 11:45 AM Break
11:45 – 12:45

Breakout Session# 1

  1. Developing the BMCC Information Commons: Additions by Subtraction presented by Sidney Eng and Amanda Bielskas
  2. The Center for Information Management: Not Very Common presented by Lisa Santucci
  3. The IC and the Professional Librarian presented by Howard Spivak
12:45 – 2:00 PM Lunch and Vendor Presentations
2:00 – 3:00 PM Keynote Address: “Beyond Computers: the Impact of Information Commons on Library Design in Academic Institutions” presented by Matthew Simon, President and Senior Consultant of pre-Design Planning Associates, Inc.
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:15 PM

Breakout Session #2

  1. Information Commons – Common to the Distant Learner? presented by Sara Marcus
  2. Making Space for MySpace – Reaching Students in Public Online Communities presented by Beth Evans with assistance from Jonathan Cope, a QC GSLIS student and Frances Keiser, a Brooklyn College undergraduate.
  3. Creating the Information Commons State of Mind: Campaigning for the Future presented by Kenneth Schlesinger and Dawn Amsberry


4:15 – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks