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Call For Proposals

The Planning Committee of the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at LACUNY 2006 Institute on May 19, 2006 at Baruch College.

Institute Theme: Information Commons: Are We All Things to All People? The Information Commons is a reconfigured physical space that offers a host of services beyond reference, print materials and computer access: multimedia laboratories, technical support, video conferencing, and information consultations. We are seeking individuals who can present a refreshing perspective on developing an information commons; highlighting the success, opportunities and challenges of information commons on students, academic faculty, librarians and the college community as a whole. In addition to our Keynote speakers and panel discussion, we are planning to have eight 60-minute Breakout sessions that will further engage our audience with the breadth of issues surrounding Information Commons. Below are suggested topic areas but all ideas will be considered:

  • “One-Stop Shopping”
  • Strategic Alliances, Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Implications for Librarians, Academic Faculty and Support Staff
  • Implications and Benefits to Students
  • Group Learning and Collaboration
  • General Education Initiatives and Information Literacy
  • Integration of Information Commons into Teaching and Learning
  • Information Resources and Services
  • Innovative Software for Teaching and Learning
  • Virtual Libraries
  • Virtual Reference and Information Consultations.

In order to be considered for a breakout session, please submit a one-page abstract of your presentation along with a brief bio – including technical requirements – by Friday, February 24, 2006 to Institute Co-Chairs:

Katherine Parsons
Bronx Community College
Katherine.parsons@bcc.cuny.edu

Sylvie Richards
Brooklyn College
Sylvie@brooklyn.cuny.edu