Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Canadian Learning Commons
Conference, to be held in Fredericton N.B. June 8-10, 2008. Please visit our
web site at


Our pre-conference workshop will be given by Steve Hiller, Director of
Assessment and Planning, at the University of Washington Libraries in
Seattle, Washington. This half-day workshop will review practical approaches
to assessment that can be applied successfully in different library settings
and organizational structures. Examples will be drawn from different types
of libraries and show how libraries can effectively demonstrate and document
the value they add to their communities. Participation is limited to 50, and
will be reserved for conference delegates until May 01.


Our keynote speaker will be Richard Sweeney, University Librarian at the New
Jersey Institute of Technology, who will discuss what research says about
Millennials and their communication, consumer, and learning preferences, as
well as their behaviours and attitudes. Following this discussion, Richard
will conduct a live focus group with 12 to 14 local Millennials to prove or
disprove the research. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask
the Millennials questions.


Conference sessions will offer a blend of panel discussions, formal
presentations and idea swaps on significant aspects of Learning Commons
enterprises, with an emphasis on maintaining the momentum and success of the
Learning Commons approach.


We look forward to seeing you here, in June!



Diane Buhay
Head, Access & Research Services
Ward Chipman Library
University of New Brunswick Saint John

P.O. Box 5050, Saint John, NB  E2L 4L5

Tel: 506-648-5712     Fax: 506-648-5701