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.