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UALC 2004 Retreat

Retreat Topics
As our keynote speaker, Howard Rheingold, will be speaking about virtual communities and other new modes of communication, UALC committee discussions, group discussions by topic, as well as UALC panelists addressing Howard’s comments, will discuss these concepts as they relate to libraries, in general, and to UALC libraries and the UALC consortium, in particular.

Small Group Discussions by Committee:
The Professional Development committee will not be meeting as a group, but will instead assist the other small groups in facilitating their own discussions.

  • Cataloging
  • Mavis Molto; (Erminia Chao)
  • Collection Development Committee
  • Maria Hunt; (Emily Paladino)
  • Digitization Committee
  • Kenning Artlitsch; (Jon Ostler)
  • Distance Education Committee
  • John Bramble; (Ellen Bonadurer)
  • Reference & Bibliographic Instruction Committee
  • Richard Eissinger; (Jeanne Le Ber)
  • Resource Sharing Committee
  • Susan Brusik; (Linda Stephenson)
  • Systems Committee
  • Ruth Hanson; (Nancy Lombardo)

    Committee conversations will focus on our [individual and collective] future roles in libraries, and tackle ‘big picture’ practical, theoretical questions such as:

  • What scares you to death?
  • What would you like to do less of?
  • What do you worry about?
  • How do you envision the future for libraries and your committee's charge?
  • What would you dream of if you had limitless resources?
  • What skills and knowledge will you need to work in the library of the future?
  • What would you like to do more of?
  • Small Group Discussions by Topic:

  • Leadership
  • Group Facilitator: Vik Brown
  • The teaching library
  • Group Facilitator: Jeanne LeBer
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Group Facilitator: Jan Robertson
  • New technologies
  • Group Facilitator: Mat Nickerson
  • New communication models
  • Group Facilitator: Nancy Lombardo
  • Professional growth and enrichment
  • Group Facilitator: Jeff Belliston
  • Community outreach
  • Group Facilitator: John Bramble
  • Other group discussion topics, by your recommendation
  • Panel of experts commenting on Howard Rheingold’s presentation, so far includes:
    Kenning Arlitsch, Martha Talman, Tom Wright, Constance Lundberg, and Nancy Lombardo.
    *Note: additional information will be added to this page as it becomes available.