Ithaka S+R’s Roger Schonfeld will participate in the closing keynote panel at Camp ER&L, on March 6 at 11:00am – 12:00pm, alongside panelists John Chrastka, Kathleen McEvoy, and Nancy Kirkpatrick.

Closing Keynote Panel

The dangers making headlines for school libraries and public libraries are beginning to impact academic institutions and their content and technology providers. State-level threats to academic libraries come from mandated shifts from the social sciences and the humanities to STEM at state-funded universities, the elimination of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and other programs, the elimination of tenure, and changes to accreditation processes. National threats to research and academic freedoms include subpoenas, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and lawsuits against social science researchers who have investigated new and emerging areas, including disinformation, misinformation, election interference, and public health messaging.

Understanding the threats to the culture of learning through academic libraries is critically important if we hope to avoid social and political contagion from other sectors while maintaining a leadership position in our institutions.