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