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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…
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April 22, 2016

Christine Wolff at the Texas Library Association Conference

Christine Wolff will present on “Using the Ithaka S+R Local Surveys to Understand Your Users” at the the 2016 Texas Library Association Conference in Houston. Christine will be joined by Debra Kolah of Rice University and Posie Aagaard of the University of Texas, San Antonio, who will discuss their libraries’ experiences with the local surveys. Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas When: April 22, 2016, 10:00 am – 11:50 am For more information, please visit the Texas Library Association…
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April 21, 2016

Separating Fact from Fiction in Higher Education

Ithaka S+R Co-Hosts Urban Institute Event

Join Ithaka S+R in Washington DC on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am for a panel discussion, “Separating Fact from Fiction in Higher Education.” Registration for this free event is now open. Higher education has emerged as a national issue amid rising public concerns about college affordability and increasing student debt loads. The Obama administration has taken steps to push forward new policies, and the presidential candidates are taking varied views, but policymakers, the media, and the public…
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April 21, 2016

Roger Schonfeld at Allen Press’s Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar

Roger Schonfeld will deliver the keynote address at Allen Press’s Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar in Washington DC on April 21. Schonfeld will talk on “Adaption—The Changing Nature of Libraries.” Abstract: Sometimes survival means being faster, stronger, or smarter. Sometimes it means being flexible, alert, and able to adapt. To fulfill their mission, libraries are required to develop all of these traits and more in response to climatic shifts exerting stress on their traditional relationships, function, and structure. An expert in the changing…
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April 16, 2016

Martin Kurzweil at Stanford’s Learning Summit 2016

Inventing the Future of Higher Education

Martin Kurzweil will speak on “Responsible Use of Student Data for Individual and Organizational Improvement” as part of a panel discussion at Stanford’s Learning Summit 2016. Data describing college students are now more ubiquitous, and potentially more valuable for educational improvement and basic science, than ever before. Yet inherited mechanisms of academic and scientific governance often fit the new data ecosystem only awkwardly. Business and academic leaders are sustaining ongoing discussion for ethical policy development in this domain. Where: Learning…
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April 14, 2016

Deanna Marcum Delivers Keynote Address at the CRL Collections Forum

Deanna Marcum will deliver a keynote address on “Due Diligence and Stewardship in a Time of Change and Uncertainty” at the CRL Collections Forum on Thursday, April 14, at 1:15 pm. The forum, “@Risk: Stewardship, Due Diligence, and the Future of Print” will explore how, as library economics and scholarly practices change, librarians must make consequential decisions about print serial collections, decisions that will determine what scholarly resources are available to future researchers. Longstanding assumptions about the survival and continued…
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April 7, 2016

Deanna Marcum & Richard Spies at the Teagle Foundation’s Hybrid Learning Convening

Deanna Marcum and Richard Spies will present on “Online Teaching and Learning Initiatives: Lessons Learned” at the Teagle Foundation’s Hybrid Learning & the Residential Liberal Arts Experience Convening on Thursday, April 7, in New York City. Marcum and Spies will share insights from their work with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction. For more information about the CIC’s Consortium, please see Ithaka S+R’s publications: http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/leveraging-technology-for-the-liberal-arts/ and http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/cic-consortium-for-online-humanities-instruction/. More information about the Teagle Foundation is available at …
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April 6, 2016

Roger Schonfeld at ER&L Conference

Roger Schonfeld is on the “Researching Researchers: Developing Evidence-Based Strategy for Improved Discovery and Access” panel at the 11th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in Austin, Texas. Leading libraries, publishers, and vendors regularly study the practices and needs of academics and students, in order to serve them better. In this session, experienced researchers will examine today’s search behaviors, emerging discovery forms, and access challenges, reviewing strategies for improving discovery and access that result from this research. Schonfeld will be joined…
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April 4, 2016

Presentation on the Key Findings of US Faculty Survey 2015 at CNI Spring Meeting

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. The Faculty Survey has helped the community understand changing faculty member attitudes, practices, and needs on key issues related to research, teaching, information usage, and the changing role of the library. In this session, Ithaka S+R’s Roger Schonfeld and Christine Wolff will unveil key findings and important trends from the…
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March 22, 2016

Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Deanna Marcum

Deanna Marcum will be the special guest at Bryan Alexander’s Future Trends Forum on Tuesday, March 22 at 11 am. Bryan Alexander, founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences. For more details, and to join…
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March 14, 2016

Finding and Keeping an Audience in a Competitive Environment

A Workshop at UCLA

Registration is now open for “Finding and Keeping an Audience in a Competitive Environment.” The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Monday, March 14 from 9:00 am to noon. Sarah Pickle, assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library, will lead the half-day workshop. While many of the resources and services libraries create are freely available, they still compete for the time and attention of your users. Through the Finding…
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March 11, 2016

Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library

A Workshop at UCLA

Registration is now open for “Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library.” The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Friday, March 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sarah Pickle, assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library, will lead the full-day workshop. In “Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library” participants learn what it takes to keep a digital resource or library service vibrant and relevant post launch or…
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March 10, 2016

Research Practices and the Disruption of the Research Library

Nancy Fried Foster Talk at RLUK

Nancy Fried Foster and Cornell University Library’s Korneila Tancheva will discuss “Research Practices and the Disruption of the Research Library” at the RLUK Conference on Thursday, March 10. The academic research library has always played a crucial role in building collections and services to support research. Current technological, regulatory and research behaviour disruptions present new opportunities in and challenges to the ways in which research is produced, shared, preserved, and archived for future generations. In order to envision…
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February 22, 2016

Deanna Marcum to Deliver Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at NFAIS Conference

Deanna Marcum will be the recipient of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) 2016 Miles Conrad Award. She will receive the award and deliver the Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture on Monday, February 22, at 4:00 pm at the NFAIS 58th Annual Conference in Philadelphia. For more information about the Miles Conrad Award, please see our announcement. Registration for the conference is open on the NFAIS website.