I’m happy to be attending the 2012 NFAIS Humanities Roundtable XI: Focus on the Library! which will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012. Details on it are below and on the NFAIS site. This is certain to be an excellent event.
I have to return to Gainesville rather quickly and so will be leaving right after the meeting (which is unfortunate because New York is fabulous, of course, but Gainesville is also wonderful and so always wonderful to return to). Hopefully, I’ll get to see some of the other folks attending the meeting on Sunday as well as Monday at the meeting.
2012 NFAIS HUMANITIES ROUNDTABLE XI: FOCUS ON THE LIBRARY!
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
American Theological Library Association
Modern Language Association
The Philosopher’s Information Center
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
365 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY
Attendees, note! We will be gathering for a dutch-treat dinner at a nearby restaurant at 6:00pm, following the day’s closing session. All attenders and speakers are encouraged to join us to socialize, to continue, informally, the discussions of the day, and to celebrate the 11th Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable.
8:30am – 9:00am: Registration
9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome
Jill O’Neill, Director, Planning and Communication, NFAIS
9:05 – 9:45am Opening Keynote
Elliott Shore, Chief Information Officer and Dean of Libraries, Bryn Mawr
Elliott Shore is the Chief Information Officer, Director of Libraries and Professor of History at Bryn Mawr College. He was disciplined in History at Bryn Mawr College and teaches courses on the history of advertising, on immigration and ethnicity and on the history of Philadelphia. His research interests and recent publications are in the history of advertising, film, and German American cultural history.
In the context of his experience as a humanist in both the library as well as the classroom, Dr. Shore will be offering a possible vision of the future and a new direction for academic and research libraries. As those institutions are feeling the disruptive impact of technology, mobility, and networks, how can professionals serving the information needs of those working in the humanities meet the new challenges?
9:45 – 11:15 Libraries and the Discovery of Content in the Humanities
Chris Strauber, Humanities Librarian, Tufts University; Amy Lucker, Head Librarian, Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts, New York University; Beth Bidlack, Collection Assessment & Analysis Librarian, Dartmouth College Library
The challenges facing the library community are myriad — constraints on budgets, new technologies, new methods of doing research and learning. Three speakers will touch on those and other aspects of the current library environment, including the emergence of discovery services as a means of encountering and accessing the research literature of the humanities.
11:30am – 12:30pm Talking About Training
Maria Ziemer, Manager, Proquest Graduate Education Program, ProQuest; Wayne Bivens-Tatum, Philosophy and Religion Librarian, Princeton University
Examining information literacy from the point of view of the librarian training students as well as the vendor creating materials in support of that training, this session will illuminate the objectives for both groups in developing multiple formats and channels for delivering instruction. (Attendees may want to view resources created by the NFAIS community, aggregated here by the NFAIS Library Education Committee as a first step.)
12:30pm- 1:30pm: Lunch (will be provided)
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Marketing to End Users
Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian for Program Development & Research, Yale University; John Shank, Instructional Design Librarian, Pennsylvania State University;
Users on the undergraduate level may have been trained to use a general aggregator’s platform and interface in the early phases of their education, but how do you keep the name of the specialized database in front of them once they’ve moved into more high level courses and require more complex and in-depth resources in their search? This tends to end up as the responsibility of the subject specialists who serve as liaisons to particular departments in an institution. It’s where the interfaces need to be constructed to do more complex things based on how users within a particular discipline think about the content and frame the search query. This session features three information professionals who can speak to this on-going challenge.
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Break and Networking Opportunity
3:15 – 4:00 Best Practices With Business Partners, Publishers, and Librarians
This highly interactive session will be facilitated by an outstanding industry veteran as attendees talk about how best to work with the various participants in the information community. What works successfully in building good interactions and relationships between these diverse groups with diverse interests and objectives.
Christine M. Gordon, Partner, Apogee Insights Group
4:00 – 4:45pm Closing Keynote
Matthew Gold, Assistant to the Provost, CUNY Graduate Center, Project Manager of the CUNY Academic Commons, Co-Director of CUNY’s Digital Humanities Institute
Matthew K. Gold teaches in the English Department at the New York City College of Technology and the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He serves as Advisor to the Provost for Master’s Programs and Digital Initiatives at the CUNY Graduate Center and blogs at The Lapland Chronicles
Don’t Miss It! We will be gathering for a dutch-treat dinner at a nearby restaurant at 6:00pm, following the closing session. All attenders and speakers are encouraged to join us to socialize, to continue, informally, the discussions of the day, and to celebrate the 11th Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable.