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Catharine Bond Hill,  John B. King, Jr.  and David Brooks at the ATI Presidential Summit

Catharine Bond Hill, John B. King, Jr. and David Brooks at the ATI Presidential Summit

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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…
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July 6, 2016

Christine Wolff at the Jisc and CNI Conference 2016

Jisc and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are bringing together leading experts from the US, UK, and Europe to explore current issues and innovations in digital scholarship and facilitate a rich international exchange on leading practice and policy at a conference in Oxford, England, on July 6. On the “Equipping the Researcher” panel, Christine Wolff and RLUK’s David Prosser will present findings from the Ithaka S+R US and UK Faculty Surveys 2015 and discuss the current state of…
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June 26, 2016

What Did We Learn From the Latest Round of the US and UK Faculty Surveys?

Join Us at ALA

Join us at ALA in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, from 10-11:00 am to learn about Ithaka S+R’s US and UK Faculty Surveys. Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to technological and environmental change on a triennial basis since 2000. In 2012, we also began surveying academics in the UK. These national faculty surveys have helped the community understand changing faculty member attitudes, practices, and needs on…
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June 26, 2016

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Academic Libraries: An ALA Open Session

Join Ithaka S+R on Sunday, June 26, from 3-4:00 pm, at ALA in Orlando and contribute your ideas to our latest research project. We have recently embarked on a study, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to map staff diversity within academic libraries. Building on similar studies we have conducted in American art museums and cultural organizations within New York City, we hope to develop a clear snapshot of staff demographics across all job types within…
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June 15, 2016 to June 17, 2016

Ithaka S+R Co-Hosts Asilomar II

Student Data and Records in the Digital Era

Ithaka S+R and Stanford University are co-hosting “Asilomar II: Student Data and Records in the Digital Era.” This convening assembles a small group of academic leaders to consider how data describing adult students might be managed in ways that enable the improvement of educational experiences, the progress of science, and the integrity of information describing human beings. This event builds on the 2014 assembly that produced the Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education of 2014. The Asilomar II participants will…
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June 17, 2016

Danielle Cooper at ATLA’s Annual Conference

Danielle Cooper will speak on “Investigating the Needs of Scholars: A Multi-Institutional Collaborative Approach,” at the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference on June 17, in Long Beach, California. Ithaka S+R, in partnership with ATLA, the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and 18 libraries in the US, is examining the research activities of religious studies and theology scholars. During spring semester 2016, the participating libraries and ATLA assembled research teams and conducted semi-structured interviews…
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June 3, 2016

Danielle Cooper at the Association of Canadian Archivists Conference

Danielle Cooper will present on the “User Access: Research & Innovation” panel at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists on June 3 in Montreal. Cooper will share information about the Research Support Services project on religious studies that she is currently coordinating. Speaking on “Understanding Archives Users: Research-driven Approaches to Innovation,” Cooper will describe the methodological design of and initial findings from Ithaka S+R’s religious studies project in order to share how qualitative research can be designed accessibly and effectively towards understanding…
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April 26, 2016

Investigating the Needs of Agriculture Scholars

Danielle Cooper at the USAIN 2016 Biennial Conference

Ithaka S+R, in partnership with the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) and 19 libraries in the US, is examining the research activities of agriculture scholars. During spring semester 2016, the participating libraries assembled research teams and conducted semi-structured interviews with faculty and visually documented faculty information practices through photography. The participating libraries will author local reports and Ithaka S+R will create a publicly available final report based on aggregate analysis of the data collected from the participating institutions. In…