ALA Annual Program: Is the Learning Commons Enough? – Asking the Better Questions

Is the Learning Commons Enough? —Asking the Better Questions

Please join us at the ALA Annual Conference on Monday, June 25th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for what is sure to be a compelling discussion about the future of the Learning Commons. Guided by research on student engagement, our speakers will explore the latest technologies and ways that today’s commons spaces can foster interaction and learning.


  • Scott Bennett, Library Consultant and Librarian Emeritus, Yale University
  • Nancy Schmidt, Co-Director, Learning Commons, University of Guelph Library
  • Stephen Johnson, AIA, Principal, Pfeiffer Partners Architects
  • Mark Valenti, President, Sextant Group (technology and AV consultants)

The session will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Room 147 B. The program is sponsored by the LAMA Building & Equipment Section – Library Interiors Furnishings and Equipment Committee and co-sponsored by the RUSA Reference Services Section.

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