3rd Congress on Professional Education: Focus on Library Support Staff (COPE III)

May 16-17, 2003
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL


Note:    Times are approximate in this agenda.

Friday, May 16
Time Activity Presenters/Facilitators

9:00 a.m.                 

Registration/Refreshments available

10:00 a.m.                        

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keith Michael Fiels

ALA Executive Director


Video Welcome

Mitch Freedman

ALA President

10:15 a.m.                        

Context of Congress     

Julie Huiskamp

Steering Committee Chair

10:30 a.m.                        

Review of Schedule and Format

Maureen Sullivan

Congress Facilitator

10:45 a.m.                        

Appreciative Inquiry: A Process for Accelerating Positive Change

Maureen Sullivan

11:15 a.m.               

BREAK (Only 15 minutes to give time for shift to speaker)


11:30 a.m.                        

Keynote Address

Speaker: Kathleen Weibel

12:30 p.m.   

Time for Questions, Discussion with the Speaker


1:00 p.m.              



2:15 p.m.              

Small Group Discussion I: Discovery

In this initial stage, the conversation will focus on the best of what is, i.e., current strengths, successes, hopes for the future, etc.


3:30 p.m.    



4:00 p.m.              

Highlights from Small Group Discussions


4:30 p.m.              

Small group Discussions II: Dream

Groups will create a vision of what might be, develop ideas of an ideal future in their topic areas


5:30 p.m.    

Time to review the results of the group visions -- participants will have the opportunity to walk around to view the results of each group's work. These results will remain on view throughout the Congress.


6:00 p.m.              




Saturday, May 17




8:30 a.m.     

Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m.       

Recap of Previous Day

Identification of "Compelling Elements" for the Vision – what did you see in the groups' visions that you find compelling, inspiring, etc. and you want to see in the vision?

Maureen Sullivan

9:30 a.m.                 

Small group Discussions III: Design

Groups will develop "provocative propositions" of the ideal practice in their topic area   - what should the practice be?


10:30 a.m.               



11:00 a.m.     

Brief report of Highlights to the Full Group


11:30 a.m.

Small Group Discussions IV: Destiny

Groups meet for their final session to identify specific actions to be taken


12:30 p.m.  



1:45 p.m.              

Brief report of Highlights to the Full Group


2:15 p.m.    

Summary Plenary Session

  • Consensus on key actions to pursue
  • Highlights of the conference


2:45 p.m.    



3:00 p.m.