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June 15, 2017

Martin Kurzweil to Speak at ACE Webinar

The Interrelatedness of Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances

On June 15, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (EDT), Martin Kurzweil will speak at an American Council on Education (ACE) webinar on “Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances,” a white paper he co-authored with Jessie Brown. To register for this free webinar, please visit the ACE website. Martin will be joined by Catherine Haras (Senior Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, California State University, Los Angeles),  Joel Hartman (Vice President for Information Technologies and Resources,…
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June 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017

Leading Innovation: A Seminar for Department Chairs

Department chairs play a critical role in their institutions, helping to make important hiring and budget decisions and increasingly playing a crucial role in innovations around teaching, learning, and technology. Yet, while the department chair is typically the first rung on the ladder to senior leadership in academia, many take on the role without the necessary training or mentorship. The Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership and Ithaka S+R have developed this seminar for department chairs to help fill that…
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May 18, 2017

Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Christine Wolff-Eisenberg will join Bryan Alexander for his Future Trends Forum on Thursday, May 18, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Christine will discuss findings from the Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2016 and other related projects. Future Trends Forum, hosted by Bryan Alexander, addresses the most powerful forces of change in academia. The goal of the forum is to advance the discussion around the pressing issues at the crossroads of education and technology. Future Trends Forum features weekly online video…
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May 11, 2017

The Voice of Library Directors

Roger Schonfeld and Christine Wolff Speak at AAP/PSP Event

What kinds of strategies are library leaders pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? And what investments are they making strategically and operationally? In fall 2016, Ithaka S+R surveyed academic library directors and deans across the United States on these and related issues, achieving a 49% response rate. This talk by co-authors Roger Schonfeld and Christine Wolff will explore some of the key findings of interest…
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April 24, 2017

Martin Kurzweil to Deliver Keynote Address on Responsible Use of Student Data

The Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum

Martin Kurzweil will deliver a keynote address on the “Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era” at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum at the University of Arizona. His talk is scheduled for 8:00 am on Monday, April 24. Registration for the conference opens on January 17. For more information, please visit the conference website.
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April 13, 2017

Roger Schonfeld Selected to Deliver Bryant Jackson Lecture

At Milner Library, Illinois State University

On Thursday, April 13, Roger Schonfeld will deliver the Bryant Jackson Lecture at Illinois State University’s Milner Library. He will speak on “The Library’s Academic Support Role in a Time of Educational Transformation.” The Bryant Jackson Lectureship, an annual event at Milner Library that draws librarians from nearby states, was endowed in 2003 by former university librarian Joe Kraus. He established the event and fund to honor his associate university librarian, Bryant Jackson, who served the campus for more than…
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April 4, 2017

Supporting Scholarly Research Practices at Scale in the Humanities

Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld at the the CNI Spring Member Meeting

Substantial evidence from many sources shows that digital innovation has led to changing research practices among some humanities faculty, necessitating the creation of new forms of expert consultation and training in technologies. But, which of these needs for new services among early adopters are becoming the needs of the faculty-at-large? In this presentation we compare findings across three of Ithaka S+R’s large-scale cross-institutional qualitative research projects on scholars in history (2012), art history (2013) and religious studies (2017)…
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April 3, 2017

Presentation on the US Library Survey 2016 Findings

Roger Schonfeld at CNI

Roger Schonfeld will present on the key findings of the US Library Survey 2016 at the CNI Spring 2017 Membership Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 3 at 2:45 pm. How are library leaders making investments in the future of their organizations? What kinds of strategies are they pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? And what constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? In fall 2016, Ithaka S+R surveyed academic library deans and…
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March 12, 2017

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances

Martin Kurzweil at ACE 2017

On March 12, Martin Kurzweil is speaking on “Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances” at the American Council on Education’s Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Interviewed by ACE’s Steven Taylor, Kurzweil and Kenneth Furton, provost at Florida International University, will discuss the relationship between effective classroom instruction and improved student outcomes, and how the two may help an institution’s bottom line. The panel will take place from 9:45 am – 11:00 am at the Marriott Marquis DC. For more…
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February 17, 2017

Convening on the Future of Higher Education Quality Assurance

There is a growing consensus among those who study and work in higher education, and those who make policy for higher education, that the current U.S. system of higher education quality assurance is not working. While recognition of the problem is growing, attempted solutions have yet to pan out, and there is little agreement on the best way to proceed. With a new presidential administration in place and a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act overdue, the time is ripe for…
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January 10, 2017

Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success

An Information Literacy Webinar Hosted by NFAIS

Ithaka S+R’s Christine Wolff will join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Lawrence, EBSCO, for an NFAIS webinar on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Registration for “Information Literacy: Understanding and Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success” is now open on the NFAIS website. From the NFAIS website: Last year, the Ithaka S+R  US Faculty Survey 2015 reported “an increase in the share of faculty members who believe that their undergraduate students…
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December 12, 2016

The Information Businesses: A Workshop for Library Directors at CNI

The relationship between libraries and content providers is in transition. While the day-to-day negotiations to license digital resources continue, library budgets are tapped out and so is provider revenue growth. Against this backdrop, savvy content providers are striving to reposition themselves in new and adjacent businesses. For academic values to thrive, libraries must engage these emerging information businesses and play an active role in their shaping. In support, Ithaka S+R is offering an executive seminar focusing on two of…
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November 28, 2016 to November 29, 2016

Martin Kurzweil at Comprehensive Student Records Convening

Martin Kurzweil is participating in a convening on the Comprehensive Student Record in Indianapolis on November 28-29. From the convening website: Learning occurs in many different ways and places, both day and night. The comprehensive student record project supported the innovative work of colleges and universities that tried new ways of verifying and documenting the diverse experiences of today’s learners that help them hone and develop knowledge, skills, and abilities. This convening will showcase the efforts of the participating institutions,…
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November 29, 2016

Ithaka S+R Hosts MLA Symposium

Alternative Career Paths for Doctoral Students

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is running a proseminar on careers for twenty graduate students and recent PhD recipients in the New York City area. Proseminar participants explore the full range of careers open to humanities PhDs, from tenure-track positions to employment in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Ithaka S+R is honored to host this year’s proseminar fellows. Deanna Marcum and other PhDs on our staff will lead a roundtable discussion of their career paths and current positions, commenting on…
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November 3, 2016

Seeing Students Succeed

Roger Schonfeld at the Charleston Conference

Roger Schonfeld and Kate Lawrence, vice president for user research at EBSCO Information Services, are speaking on “Seeing that Students Succeed: rising expectations and the library’s role in teaching and learning,” at the Charleston Conference on Thursday, November 3, from 2:30 -3:10 pm. They will be in the Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott. “Interest in supporting students and their competencies and learning outcomes shows signs of surging.” This was one of the most significant findings of the latest Ithaka S+R …
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October 31, 2016

Collaborative Libraries Assessment Across a Multi-Campus College

A Session at the Library Assessment Conference

At the Library Assessment Conference, Nancy Fried Foster, joined by Montgomery College’s Tanner Wray and Cynthia Pfanstiehl, will talk about a multi-year, multi-campus assessment project that Montgomery College undertook with Ithaka S+R. Details: Library Assessment Conference Arlington, Virginia Monday, October 31, 1:30 -3:15 pm  …
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October 31, 2016

Ithaka S+R’s Local Surveys and Research Support Services

At the Library Assessment Conference

At the Library Assessment Conference, Christine Wolff and Danielle Cooper will be joined by several library partners to discuss the impact of two Ithaka S+R initiatives: Research Support Services and Local Surveys. These presentations will take place at the “Ithaka” concurrent session from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Monday, October 31. For more information about the conference, please see Ithaka S+R Surveys of Students and Faculty “Lessons from the 2015 UCSC Instance of the Ithaka…
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October 27, 2016

Understanding Work Practices to Improve Information Services in Health Sciences Libraries

Nancy Fried Foster at the UNYOC/MLA Annual Conference

Nancy Fried Foster is delivering a keynote address on “Understanding Work Practices to Improve Information Services in Health Sciences Libraries” at the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Watkins Glen, New York, on Thursday, October 27. From the conference website: Libraries enjoyed a long period of stability, when a new library could look and work just like an older library, but over the past few decades this has ceased to be the case. As…
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August 10, 2016 to August 13, 2016

Ithaka S+R at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference

As Ithaka S+R continues our research into issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within cultural organizations, we are excited to attend the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC). Co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the conference will take place on the UCLA campus on August 10 – 13. More information about the conference is available at Under the theme of “Bridges to Inclusion,” the conference endeavors to highlight issues related to diversity and…
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August 5, 2016

Danielle Cooper at the Society of American Archivists Meeting

Danielle Cooper will be speaking on a panel about religious collections at the Society of American Archivists meeting in Atlanta on Friday, August 5 at 1 pm. From the conference program: “In 2012, Terry Cook described a paradigm shift in which the archival raison d’être shifts from the preservation of evidence to the definition of community. From this premise, we present a panel that considers the intersections between community archives and religious archives.” Cooper has been leading Ithaka S+R’s…