Joan K. Lippincott

Associate Executive Director

Coalition for Networked Information

Joan K. Lippincott is the Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE. CNI, based in Washington, DC, is an institutional membership organization that advances the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. She has been with CNI since 1990.

At CNI, Joan has provided leadership for programs such as New Learning Communities, Assessment of the Networked Environment, Working Together, and Learning Spaces. She has written articles and made presentations on such topics as learning spaces, collaboration among professional groups, assessment, and teaching and learning in the networked environment. Her chapter on “Net Generation Students and Libraries” in an EDUCAUSE book on Educating the Net Gen has received wide distribution. She is chair of the Association of College & Research Libraries New Publications Board, a member of the Horizon Report Advisory Committee, and is on the board of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

Joan previously held positions at the libraries of Cornell, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and SUNY at Brockport. In addition, she worked at the Research and Policy Analysis Division of the American Council on Education and the National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance at the University of Maryland.

Joan received her Ph.D. in higher education policy, planning, and administration from the University of Maryland, her M.L.S. from SUNY Geneseo, and an A.B. from Vassar College 09/09

Creating Cyberinfrastructures
Joan Lippincott, executive associate director at the Coalition for Networked Information, discusses creating institutional cyberinfrastructure in terms of the relationships between the people, the space, the technology and the content. Her point of emphasis is the desirability of seamlessness between these facets, in hopes of enabling efficient learning by students.
Information Commons: A Spectrum of Options
Libraries are developing information commons or learning commons to create a closer connection between the library's physical space and the learning needs and styles of today's students. These facilities give particular importance to three elements related to the learning process: provision of technology, access to digital information, and availability of spaces in which students can collaborate. In this session, we will explore some features of existing information commons, describe what kinds of services are typically included, discuss types of group spaces that such facilities incorporate, and discuss issues related to interior design, including furniture.
Learning Spaces: What Are We Trying To Accomplish?
Students learn in both formal and informal spaces on college campuses. Spaces that "work" serve student learning, accommodate effective pedagogies, support the integration of technologies into the learning environment, and also anticipate the future. This virtual tour will highlight features of many types of facilities that incorporate use of technology in support of learning, including projects recommended by design professionals participating in the 2006 NITLE-CIC workshop on Learning Spaces and Technology.
Discussion Questions from Plenary I
What is it about the learning that will happen in this space that compels us to build a bricks and mortar learning space, rather than rely on a virtual one? How might this space be designed to encourage students to spend more time studying and working more productively? For what position on the spectrum from isolated study to collaborative study should this learning space be designed? How will claims to authority over knowledge be managed by the design of this space? What will this space affirm about the very nature of knowledge? Should this space be designed to encourage student/teacher exchanges outside of the classroom? How might this space enrich education experiences?
Plenary III: Virtual Tour
Reporting Out
Breakout IIA & IIIA - Part 2: Library: Focusing on the Transformation of the Library into an Integrated Learning Center (Information Commons)
Reporting Out
Information Commons 2
Focusing on the creation of new spaces that serve to accommodate new technologies
Plenary Session III: Snapshots
Breakout Session IC: Focusing on Information Commons
Breakout Session IID: Informing the End Result at the Start: The Case for Preprogramming Assessment of Learning Spaces
Plenary Session V: Linking Physical Spaces to Learning Measuring Success
2009 Facilities Workshop at Duke University
Plenary Session V: From Audits to Assessment
2009 Facilities Workshop at Duke University