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Registration Open for CLIC Unconference

Registration is now open for The Future or the Un-future of the Academic Library: a CLIC Unconference. Click here for registration form.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Concordia University, St. Paul, Library Technology Center (LTC), Room 214-215

What: Does retiring the majority of a library’s print collection make sense? Will vendor-produced discovery services eventually replace reference librarians? Could open access replace that traditional model for scholarly publishing? The CLIC Reimagines Unconference will offer and opportunity for participants to engage with ideas like these as they consider David Lewis’ book, Reimagining the Academic Library (try to read the last chapter if you can’t read the whole book!). We will use a participant-driven “unconference” style of interaction where attendees will have the chance to generate the discussion topics to explore with their colleagues. The goals of the Unconference are to engage with Lewis’ ideas with our colleagues both so that we can begin to address them collaboratively, and so that we are familiar with them and ready to engage Lewis himself as he comes to speak to CLIC in the spring.

Who: Free and open to all academic library staff and MLIS students. Pre-registration required.

Questions? Please contact Maureen Fitzgerald or Ruth Dukelow at the CLIC Office.

The Unconference is a prelude to our annual CLIC Conference, Reimagining the Academic Library, on April 11, 2018. David Lewis, author of Reimagining the Academic Library, will be our keynote speaker. Watch for registration and other details in early February.

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