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December 12, 2017

Discovery in 2017: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Want to Be?

Roger Schonfeld at CNI

Roger Schonfeld will be part of a panel discussion on “Discovery in 2017: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Want to Be?” at the Fall 2017 CNI Meeting in Washington DC on Tuesday, December 12, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. He will be joined by Eric Frierson, EBSCO, William H. Mischo, University of Illinois, and Michael A. Norman, University of Illinois. For more information, see the CNI website. From the program: Much has been written about library discovery…
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November 30, 2017

Initial Results from the ASERL Salary Survey

Katherine Daniel and Roger Schonfeld at the ASERL Fall Meeting

On Thursday, November 30, from 9:45 – 10:45 am, Katherine Daniel and Roger Schonfeld will present the initial results of the ASERL salary survey at the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Fall 2017 Meeting in Miami, Florida. For more information about the salary survey, please see Bonnie MacEwan’s blog post: “Why We Need a Salary Survey: The View from Auburn University.” The program for the meeting is available on ASERL’s website.  …
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November 28, 2017

Rayane Alamuddin on Future Trends Forum

On Tuesday, November 28, Rayane Alamuddin and  Robert Kelchen, professor of higher education at Seton Hall University and expert in higher education finance, will join Bryan Alexander for a Future Trends Forum on the recent Higher Ed Insights report. The online forum will run from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm. To receive a link to this free event, please register on the Future Trends Forum site. From Future Trends Forum: In May and June of 2017, the Ithaka S+R…
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November 10, 2017

The Academic Library’s Role in a Time of Educational Transformation

Roger Schonfeld will present “The Academic Library’s Role in a Time of Educational Transformation” at the New York Library Association (NYLA) Conference in Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 am. Methodological and technological changes will continue to impact research practices across disciplines. The library’s academic support role is evolving no less. In this talk, Roger will explore how libraries serve the changing needs of students, instructors, researchers, and the institutions. For more information about the conference, and to…
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November 9, 2017

Martin Kurzweil Speaks on Quality Assurance in U.S. Higher Education

At University of Pennsylvania School of Law

On Thursday, November 9, Martin Kurzweil and Wendell Pritchett, Provost and Presidential Professor of Law and Education at the University of Pennsylvania, are speaking on “Quality Assurance in U.S. Higher Education: The Current Landscape and Principles for Reform.” The talk will be held in the Bernard Segal Moot Court Room at Penn Law at noon. From the event website: The U.S. system of higher education continues to be vital to our country, but over the last decade it has come under increasing…
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October 31, 2017

Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era

An EDUCAUSE Pre-Meeting Workshop with Martin Kurzweil

Martin Kurzweil and Stanford University’s Mitchell Stevens are holding a pre-meeting workshop, “Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era,” at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia on October 31 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Digital technologies have created unprecedented opportunity to understand student learning and enhance educational attainment. They also raise new questions about the ethical collection, use, and sharing of information. Participants in this workshop will explore the promise and risks of newly available student data,…
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October 30, 2017

Catharine Bond Hill Speaks at the CLIMB Initiative Kick-Off Conference

How to get more low-income students into selective colleges

On Monday, October 30, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on “How to get more low-income students into selective colleges” at the CLIMB Initiative kick-off conference at the University of Texas at Austin. She will be joined on the panel by James Montoya (The College Board), Connie Betterton (The College Board), Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan), Richard Kahlenberg (The Century Foundation), and Logan Powell (Brown University). From the CLIMB website: The Collegiate Leaders in Increasing MoBility, or CLIMB, Initiative is a partnership between…
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October 13, 2017

Brainstorming How ASERL Members Can Test a New Licensing Model

Webinar with Roger Schonfeld

On October 13, at 2:00 pm, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) is hosting a webinar with Roger Schonfeld  and John Ulmschneider (Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries) to discuss, “Red Light, Green Light: Brainstorming how ASERL members can test a new licensing model.” The interactive webinar is open to ASERL members In a recent issue brief, Roger Schonfeld proffered a draft model for ways research libraries could design and undertake new processes to better support their licensing activities, seeking…
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October 11, 2017

Roger Schonfeld to testify before House of Representatives Committee

Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond

On Wednesday, October 11, at 10:30 am, Roger Schonfeld will testify before the House of Representatives’ Committee on House Administration, as part of a hearing on “Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond.” Roger, who has led two major consulting projects focused on structural challenges facing the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and how its vital work can be sustained, will focus his remarks on factors related to the long-term preservation of government publications, in print and…
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September 28, 2017

Visioning the Future of Alternative Learning

Martin Kurzweil at the NUTN Colloquium on Alternative Learning in Higher Education

Martin Kurzweil will speak on the closing panel at the NUTN Colloquium on Alternative Learning in Higher Education on Thursday, September 28, at 11:50 am. The Colloquium will be held in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information or to register, please visit the NUTN website. About the Colloquium: The NUTN Colloquium on Alternative Learning in Higher Education, in partnership with Quality Matters, presents an opportunity to learn about the landscape and trends in alternative learning, the potential benefits to learners…
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September 27, 2017

Unlocking Scholarly Research: Thinking Anew about the Concept of “Open”

Roger Schonfeld is speaking at an NFAIS virtual half-day workshop, Unlocking Scholarly Research: Thinking Anew about the Concept of “Open” on Wednesday, September 27 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Registration for this event is open on the NFAIS website. Workshop description: Access to research is evolving toward an even more open and collaborative experience. As they sit today, platforms are more responsive, a bit more agile, and allow for more personalized experiences within their own framework. By their behaviors,…
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September 15, 2017

Universities Speak Up for Low Income Students

Martin Kurzweil Joins Panel Discussion at the NACAC National Conference

On September 15, from 10:15 am – 11:30 am, Martin Kurzweil will take part in a panel discussion, “American Talent Initiative: Universities Speak Up for Low-Income Students,” at the NACAC Conference in Boston. The American Talent Initiative (ATI) was announced in December 2016, aiming to add 50,000 highly-qualified students from modest backgrounds to campuses with high graduation rates by the year 2025. Inside Higher Ed quickly named it as a trend to watch in 2017. Learn more about the…
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September 14, 2017

Walking in Their Shoes: A Student-Centered Approach to Academic Practice

Danielle Cooper at Trinity College Dublin

Danielle Cooper is leading the inaugural user experience seminar at Trinity College Library on Thursday, September 14. This event is open to Trinity College students and staff, who may register through Eventbrite. Seminar description From the time they receive their research assignment to the time they submit their final work, not much is known about how students actually research. Are they researching alone or in groups and how and where does that research take place? How are they engaging…
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July 28, 2017

Danielle Cooper Speaks at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting

Sharing Findings on Religious Studies

Danielle Cooper will share findings from the religious studies project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on July 28, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
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July 12, 2017

Danielle Cooper Shares Findings from the Agriculture Study with USAIN Members

On July 12, at 1:00 pm (EDT), Danielle Cooper will share findings from Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Agriculture Scholars with members of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) through a webinar. USAIN was one of the sponsors of this research support services project into the needs and practices of agriculture faculty.
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July 12, 2017

Strategies Driving the Evolution of Academic Libraries

ASERL Webinar Features Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Christine Wolff-Eisenberg  will present on “Strategies Driving the Evolution of Academic Libraries: Findings from Ithaka’s US Library Survey 2016,” at an Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) webinar on July 12 at 2:00 pm (EDT). To register for this free webinar, please visit ASERL’s website. About the webinar: What kinds of strategies are library leaders across the United States pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What investments are they making strategically for the future of their organizations?…
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June 27, 2017

Danielle Cooper Speaks at the Catholic Research Resources Alliance Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, June 27, Danielle Cooper will share findings from “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars” with the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) in Chicago. When: Tuesday, June 27, 9:00 – 9:45 am Where: Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St Chicago, IL Registration is open to all CRRA members, partners, friends, and guests.    …
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June 18, 2017 to June 21, 2017

Christine Wolff at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

Christine Wolff and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on “Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students,” at the upcoming Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. The conference runs from June 18-21, 2017, and more information is available on the EBLIP9 website. From the abstract: Objective International student enrollment in the United States has grown considerably in the last decade. International graduate students now represent a significant…
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June 20, 2017

Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally

Danielle Cooper at the EBLIP Conference

Danielle Cooper will present “Innovating with Evidence Collaboratively and Cross-Institutionally: Ithaka S+R’s Religious Studies Conference” at the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. Her talk will begin at 11:30 on Tuesday, June 20. For more information, please visit the conference website Abstract Objective: What resources and services do faculty members need to be successful in their research? The answer likely depends on their discipline. By embracing multi-institutional approaches to evidence collection academic libraries can develop…
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June 16, 2017

Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld at ATLA Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld will be at the American Theological Library Association’s Annual Conference on Friday, June 16, to discuss “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars.” They will be joined by ATLA executive director Brenda Bailey-Hainer, the American Academy of Religion executive director Jack Fitzmier, and John Kutsko, the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature. This lunchtime event is open to registrants of ATLA’s annual conference. From the conference website: In early…