From the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA):

The next plenary session in the monthly “Sequence of Convenings Toward the BIG Collection” is coming up on April 19 at 10 a.m. CST / 11 a.m. EST. Our session this month focuses on “Collective Action and the Common Good: the Cornerstone of the Knowledge Commons,” with a keynote presentation by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Professor of English at Michigan State University. Panelists include Greg Eow, President of the Center for Research Libraries; Cathy Curley, Chief Information Officer at University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; and Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives for the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Register today for this session if you have not already done so. All staff from across BTAA libraries are welcome and the event is free, but registration is required. You can register for future monthly Convenings at the same time; registration will remain open and editable throughout the year. Selected content will be recorded and made available following each session.

If you missed the kickoff event last month, “Envisioning the BIG Collection: Building a Knowledge Commons for the Big Ten,” a full recording (including the panel conversation) is available, with a fully searchable transcript of the whole session. For public sharing outside the Big Ten, the keynote presentation by Maurice York is posted on YouTube and linked from the BIG Convenings web page.