We’re offering a free Taiga Forum registration!

Planning on being in the Atlanta area on Thursday, October 30, and want to talk about employee engagement with higher education library or technology types, but haven’t registered for the Taiga Forum? You’re in luck! We have one (just one!) free registration to offer to a lucky applicant, as a result of an early registrant that now unfortunately can’t attend. If you’re free that day and would like to be considered, drop Jenn Riley a line at , by noon on Monday, October 27. We’ll put all applicants’ names in a hat, and draw out a winner on Monday afternoon.

Of course, you can guarantee a seat by registering yourself — we still have a few slots left.

Building Employee Engagement:
Frank talk about improving learning, broadening thinking, and increasing cooperation in the workplace

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9am–4pm (lunch included)
Jones Room, Main Library, Emory University 540 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322
Registration: $90

Register through DLF

Hope to see you there!

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, McGill University Library

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About “Gentle Disturbances”

The title of our new blog, “Gentle Disturbances”, is a tribute and a reference to the husband and wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s art consists of vast, temporary outdoor installations, such as the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, the 24-mile Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park. Christo has asserted that their art creates “gentle disturbances," designed to challenge traditional perceptions of the spaces and landscapes they inhabit. By encouraging viewers to see familiar landscapes in new ways, their art disrupts assumptions about permanence, ownership, and categorization.

While we claim none of the artistic or political impact of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, we hope that this blog and its many contributors will challenge us all to look at the landscape of academic libraries and higher education in new ways. We aspire to “gentle disturbances” of the kind that will lead to productive conversations and creative approaches to our common challenges.