2013 CLIR Participatory Design Seminar: Sharing Research, Ideas, and Methods June 5-7 University of Rochester – Rochester, NY


Wednesday, June 5

6 – 8pm

Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 6

9am – noon

Opening: Nancy Fried Foster

Keynote: David Lindahl, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Planning, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Project Presentations

“A Recipe for Participatory Design of Course Pages” – Sue Cardinal (University  of Rochester)

“Co-viewing: Creating Broader Participation in Ethnographic Library Research” –  Marilyn Pukkila and Ellen Freeman (Colby College)

“Improving Norlin Commons: An iPad + Evernote Approach” – Mark Werner (University of Colorado Boulder)

Roundtable discussions: project planning

Noon – 1:30pm

Luncheon in the Library

1:30 – 5pm

Project Presentations

“Portrait of One Floor: A Rich Picture of What Students Are Doing in a Library Space” – Susanna Cowan and Joelle Thomas (University of Connecticut)

“Quantitative and Qualitative Studies at Butler Library: Exploring Student Use of Library Spaces” – Nisa Bakkalbasi (Columbia University)

“Replicating Rochester: Developing a Feasible Multi-Institution Study of the Use of Medical School Libraries” – Jonna Peterson and Jeanne Link (Rush Medical College)

Roundtable discussions: getting support from peers and administrators

6:30 – 8:30pm

Dinner at a wonderful Rochester restaurant, compliments of CLIR

Friday, June 7

9am – noon

Keynote: Susan Perry, College Librarian and Director of Library, Information and Technology Services Emerita, Mount Holyoke College

Roundtable discussions: taking action based on project findings

Project presentations

“Participatory Design of the Active Learning Center, a Combined Classroom and Library Building” – Michael Fosmire and Vicki Killion (Purdue University)

“Library Practice AS Participatory Design: Integrating the Philosophy and Practice of Participatory Design into the Fabric of Everyday Library Operations” – Geoff Swindells and Marianne Ryan (Northwestern University)

Closing: Nancy Fried Foster

Noon – 1:30pm

Concluding Luncheon in the Library

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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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