LISSO Meeting: Brittney Thomas of Learning Commons is Featured Speaker

October 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

3082 Main

Brittney Thomas, the Main Library’s Learning Commons Coordinator, will discuss what she’s learned in her first year of managing the heavily-used new space, the challenges of project management and the benefits of collaborative leadership. In addition, she’ll provide a personal tour of the Learning Commons and TILE classrooms.

The U of I website describes the Learning Commons this way: "The Learning Commons in the Main Library is a tech-infused comfortable and flexible learning space and one-stop academic and information help center…with good coffee! The commons includes space for group collaboration and individual study with modern technology amenities and high-quality assistance with information and technology resources." It has definitely garnered its share of positive media attention and proven to be a popular gathering place for students, faculty and staff.

LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!

Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: (US East) or (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

Questions about LISSO?

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

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