image of Joan LippincottJoan Lippincott, the associate executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) in Washington, D.C., will give a talk titled “Moving Forward Together: Libraries and Librarians as Partners in Teaching, Learning, and Research” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.

A widely published author and frequent conference speaker, Lippincott is chair of the Association of College & Research Libraries New Publications committee, and past chair of the editorial board of College & Research Libraries News. At CNI, a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, she helps advance the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.

Along with her role at CNI, Lippincott serves on the advisory board of the Horizon Report, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Seeking Evidence of Impact project, and the Academic Commons. She has served as a consultant to many academic libraries for their information/learning commons projects. Lippincott previously held positions at the libraries of Cornell University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and SUNY at Brockport.

She 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. She also completed graduate work at George Washington University and Cornell University.

The President’s Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.