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Libraries & Learning Symposium - NOTE VENUE CHANGE
9:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday May 13, 2009
Sponsored by the Vice-President, Academic
PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A VENUE CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT. IT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN THE OCAD AUDITORIUM, 100 MCCAUL STREET.
The purpose of the Libraries & Learning Symposium is to engage the OCAD university community in the identification of mission-enacting activities. There is no charge but seating is limited.
9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Scott Bennett, Librarian Emeritus
Libraries and Learning: A History of Paradigm Change
The transformation of information from a scarce to a superabundant commodity has driven three paradigms in the design of library space. These are the reader-centered, book-centered, and learning-centered paradigms. The first two competed inconclusively with one another throughout most of the twentieth century. Revolutionary changes in information technology have only recently made a third design paradigm possible, one focused on intentional (or autonomous) learning. This paradigm frees us from a schoolwork approach to learning and from mere trafficking of information. The challenge before us is to align library space design with the transformational character of intentional learning.
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mike Ridley, Chief Information Officer and Chief Librarian
University of Guelph
Engaging the Library as Academic Town Square
The academic library is transforming again. The new archetype might be characterised as the “Academic Town Square.” In this vision, the library becomes an active community hub where the traditional and the innovative meet with dynamic programming and an active engagement with the celebration of learning, discovery and creativity. Part library, part learning commons, part Speaker’s Corner with aspects of an art gallery, theatre and workshop space thrown in for good measure, the Academic Town Square reclaims the idea of the library as the heart of a university.
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sue Maberry, Director of Library & Instructional Technology
Otis College of Art & Design
Library 2.0: A Case Study
Ten years ago, the Librarians at Otis College began experimenting with new technologies and ended up transforming the role of its Library. What it required was vision coupled with a strong commitment to proactively serving the learning needs of faculty and students. These traits are often found in librarians, though not always utilized to the best advantage of the school. This case study will reveal steps taken by one small school down a path that ultimately resulted in increased faculty satisfaction as well as recognition for the college’s innovative instructional technology.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Panel & Open Forum
For more information please contact Jill Patrick, Director, Library Services, 416-977-6000 Ext. 348. Please RSVP to Kanyika York at firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 McCaul St.
Free; please RSVP
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