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CLIC Hosts Unconference on Reimagining the Academic Library

On March 1, CLIC hosted an Unconference at Concordia University, St. Paul. More than sixty staff from Minnesota academic libraries attended to discuss David Lewis’ book, Reimagining the Academic Library.


CLIC’s Research and Instruction Community of Interest organized, planned, and presented the event. Kristofer Scheid, Hamline University, and Scott Kaihoi, Bethel University, began the day with an explanation of how an unconference work and gathered session topics from the attendees to create the agenda.

The agenda consisted of three breakout tracks with six or seven small group session topics each. Each session appointed a leader and a scribe, who took notes on Google docs on a shared Google Drive. The topics ranged broadly over Lewis’ “Ten Things to Do Now” chapter, including scholarship and publication in smaller institutions, selling the change, library space, stewardship of legacy collections, and addressing unease, fear, and anxiety as our libraries change.

At the end of the morning, all participants gathered to debrief on the sessions they attended. The Unconference organizers will present a program at CLIC’s April 11 Conference, Reimagining the Academic Library.

The Unconference was 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. Registration is now open for 2018 CLIC Conference: Reimagining the Academic Library. Click here for registration form and agenda.

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