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Call for Papers: 2011 Treasure Mountain Research Retreat

The Treasure Mt. Research Retreat will be Oct. 26-27 noon to noon in Osseo MN. This is during the Pre-Conference days of the AASL National Conference. It will be held in the Osseo School District, a suburban district of Minneapolis with a fabulous Tech Director and Library Director at the district helm. These folks are leaders, leaders, leaders and we will have a chance to interact with their teachers, students, and teacher librarians.

Papers from researchers and practitioners are being sought on the Topic:


These can be research papers, opinion papers, papers published elsewhere, innovative idea pieces all dealing with any aspect of knowledge building from curriculum connections, to Common Core Standards, to 21st Century Skills as they build knowledge, preparing pre-professionals to be experts in knowledge building, technologies that boost learning, innovations in the transition to a learning commons, knowledge building centers, client-side services, virtual learning commons, renovation of physical space to support learning, and reports of experiences that push the learning commons into the center of teaching and learning.

Send your intent to submit a paper to David Loertscher at

You need not be attending the conference to have your paper included in the proceedings.

If you have never attended a Tres. Mt., it is a major think tank and an unforgettable learning experience.

Let me hear from you.

Professor David V. Loertscher
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
Home address: 312 South 1000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102