20/20 VisionShifting Lenses:
The Learning Commons for Today and Tomorrow

Bishop's campus summer 2013

Bishop’s University and the John Bassett Memorial Library are proud to be hosting the 7th Annual Canadian Learning Commons Conference.

American and International delegates are most welcome to join their Canadian colleagues for this conference.

20/20 Vision - Shifting Lenses: The Learning Commons for Today and Tomorrow is an opportunity for us collectively to reflect on the state of the learning commons model at this juncture and to explore the developments, strategies, practices, accountability, design and governance issues that will shape it in the future. My colleagues and I trust that the conference will attract specialists across the academic spectrum. Our guests will include instructional designers, educational architects, information technologists, librarians, faculty and members of academic support services who are dedicated to ensuring that the learning commons remains a vital and vibrant response to the needs of our users. At the same time, we hope that you will take the time to marry work with play.

The 7th Canadian Learning Commons Conference is taking place in one of the most beautiful areas of the province: Quebec's Eastern Townships - a cozy, beautiful region east of Montreal and just north of the Vermont border, where history, the outdoors, and gastronomy meet. The region is populated by beautiful lakes, wonderful landscapes, charming historic small towns, fantastic resorts, great hiking, cycling, boating, and golfing, and fantastic opportunities to savor great food and wines. Situated within reach of both Montreal and Quebec City, Sherbrooke itself is a wonderful venue with much to see and do. It is also a great jumping off point to experience Quebec's joie de vivre, and enjoy the many aspects of Quebec culture and life.

The conference will be held at the Delta Hotel, Sherbrooke.

I hope to see you in June.

Bruno Gnassi
University Librarian
Bruno Gnassi