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Rudy Leon (non-member)'s picture

Information Commons Discussion Group Midwinter meeting (virtual)

Hello all,

For Midwinter this year, the InfoCommons Discussion group will be meeting virtually. We're very excited to try this out. We've reserved an iLinc room via ALA, and will meet January 11 2012, 1-2:30 pm Central Time. The log-in instructions are below, and on the Connect space.  
Our Midwinter discussion will continue the assessment conversation we had at Annual 2011. Don Beagle will kick off our meeting with a 20-minute presentation based on his EDUCAUSE report, "From Learning Commons to Learning Outcomes." This report was posted on Sept 27 by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR), and within 6 weeks had become the #1 most-downloaded ECAR research bulletin of 2011. Don's comments will also go beyond the ECAR report to look in more detail at 1) recent research into cultural impacts on user expectations of service delivery (especially pertinent to "Affect of Service" as measured by LibQUAL+® ,  and 2) recent research by Derek Rodriguez into library impacts on student outcomes in capstone courses, and how this might be adapted for Commons model assessment.
I'd like to extend this invitation to all of you: if you have information about service assessment at your Commons that you would like to share, please feel free to put together a PowerPoint slide or two and send that to Rudy Leon by January 9. Because of the nature of iLinc, I will need to upload slides ahead of time. Slides are not necessary if you want to participate, or contribute! But if you do have something visual you want to share, we have the opportunity to do so. 
We've scheduled 70 minutes for discussion following Don's presentation. I'm very excited about this, and hope you are as well. 

Meeting Details:
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    Title: ACRL Info Lit Commons Virtual Midwinter Meeting
    Date & Time: 01/11/2012 at 11:00 AM Central Time
    Duration: 3 hour(s) and 30 minutes
    Leader: Rudy Leon

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Nancy Dryden's picture

Where is the link to connect to this meeting? After Join this meeting there is no Link.

Leslie Haas's picture

Hi  I am also trying to connect and it is just spinning its wheels....


Leslie M. Haas
Director, Klarchek Information Commons
University Libraries
Loyola University Chicago
"Preparing People to Lead Extraordinary Lives">>> "ALA Connect" 1/11/2012 1:07 PM >>>

Where is the link to connect to this meeting? After Join this meeting there is no Link.



Leslie Haas
Director, Klarchek Information Commons
Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Leslie Haas's picture

I called iLinc and this is the link:


Leslie Haas
Director, Klarchek Information Commons
Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Connie Foster (non-member)'s picture

I cannot figure this out either.

connie foster

Rudy Leon (non-member)'s picture

Does this link work for you?




David Nutty's picture

Way too complicated and can't get in. Required code does not work or match instructions.