The Council on Library and Information Resources will host a symposium on
“Learning and Libraries” Tuesday, April 13, in
We invite you to join us. Individuals from CLIR sponsoring institutions receive two complimentary registrations. Non-sponsors may register for $150. The registration deadline is March 25. Visit http://www.clir.org/registration/symp2004.html for details.
The symposium will begin at 9:30 and conclude by 4:00. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. A description of the symposium follows. The day’s program is available at http://www.clir.org/registration/SympAgenda2004.html.
Several trends in learning will have a profound effect on how libraries position themselves for the future. Among them are a dramatic growth in the number and type of information resources being created, changes in how students learn, an increase in hands-on learning, and changing demographics of students.
The symposium, “Learning and Libraries,” will begin with a consideration of the opportunities before libraries today to become “designed for learning.” Scott Bennett, librarian emeritus of Yale and author of Libraries Designed for Learning (CLIR 2003), will join with Patty Iannuzzi, Associate University Librarian at UC Berkeley, to consider the implications of emerging trends for the future of facilities, collections, services, and the library profession itself.
Five additional speakers have been invited to address specific learning
trends. Crandall Shifflett, professor of history at Virginia Tech and creator of
“Virtual Jamestown,” will discuss the growth of “self-contained” interactive Web
sites (that is, sites that integrate a full range of resource materials) for
research, teaching, and learning. David Rejeski, of the
The presentations will be followed by a discussion of how these learning trends might inform the library of the future.