Re-Tooling Academic Libraries for the Digital
Missions, Collections, Staffing
California Academic & Research Libraries
Third Annual Conference
Friday October 20, 1995
- 1st Plenary Session
- Keynote Speaker: Patricia Breivik,
President, ACRL & Dean of University Libraries, Wayne State University
"Redefining the Mission of Higher Education and the Role of
- Concurrent Sessions
- Session A: Librarians as Leaders
- Moderator: Mary Ellen Bobp, Library Instruction Coordinator,
California State University, San Bernardino
Speaker: JoAnne Euster, University Librarian, UC Irvine
"The Director's Role in Mentoring and Developing Librarian
Panel: Judy Clarence, Music/lnstructional & Interpretive
Services, CSU Hayward
Bonnie Gratch, Director of Information Services, St Mary's
Najwa Hanel, Head, Reference & /nformation Services, Science
& Engineering Library University of Southern California, "Bridging
the Academic Gap."
Lorrita Ford, Instructional Services Librarian, Diablo
- Program Description: Why do many academic librarians
believe that leadership roles are primarily for library administrators?
This session will highlight leadership opportunities and strategies, as
well as share actual experiences of four librarians (one that does not have
faculty status) from different academic environments who involved themselves
in a variety of leadership activities, including academic governance, curriculum
reform, and academic planning. A librarian-director will discuss the director's
role in mentoring and coaching as well as identify logical outlets for librarian
leadership and important individual characteristics. Audience involvement
will be actively solicited so that others can share their stories and strategies,
and common themes and barriers can be exposed. Expect to come encouraged
and set for action!
- Session B: Library Organization/FacuIty
Status: Its Impact on Our Effectiveness in the Academic Environment
- Moderator: Caroline Harnly, Library, San Francisco
Gary Peete, Head, Reference Services, Long Business & Economics
Library, UC Berkeley; and
Statewide President of Librarians' Association of the University of California
Henry DuBois, Associate Director; Library CSU Long Beach
David Dowell, Director, Learning Resources, Cuesta College
Charlotte Derksen, Head, Science and Engineering Resource
Groups; Head, Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collection, Stanford
- Program Description: How are library organizational
structures and the work librarians are doing changing? How is faculty status
or academic status changing as we enter the new digital age? The speakers
will discuss not only what is happening on their own campuses but will discuss
what is happening in the systems they represent Questions to be addressed
include: How can new models improve library effectiveness and strengthen
the library's relationship to the academic process? Should we move further
toward the faculty model, or move awry from it in another direction? Why
is faculty or academic status critical? Is it compatible with a "team-based"
approach to library organizational structures which include academic and
non-academic staff members?
- Session C: Undergraduates in the Digital
Age: What Do Students Need from Libraries, and How is it Changing?
- Moderator:Elizabeth Ginno, CSU Hayward
- Panel: Paul Adalian, Interim Assistant Director;
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Margaret Phillips, Program Coordinator, Teaching Library,
Barbara Butler, Sonoma State University
Raye Lynn Thomas, Sonoma State University
- Program Description: What do students need to learn
about utilizing knowledge resources in the digital age? Are there universal
concepts for teaching electronic sources? What should we be teaching them
about resources beyond the library? How far should we go in subsidizing
access to networked resources we don't own? Can we set limits to Internet
access through the library? Who will teach the Internet? The speakers will
explore these issues as well as how we insure that the use of the resources
in the learning process is based on the value of the content, rather the
convenience of the format. Will libraries and academia in general have to
narrow their missions simply because we cannot afford to provide access
to the same range of resources we have in the past?
Saturday October 21, 1995
- 2nd Plenary Session
- Keynote Speaker: Stuart Sutton, Director, San Jose
State School of Library & Information Science.
"Education for Library Service in the Digital Age."
- Session D: Faculty in the Digital Age:
Changing Patterns of Resesearch, Teaching and Scholarly Communication & the
Implications for Libraries
- Moderator: Susanne Sweeney, Business Library, Stanford
Panel: Charles Faulhaber, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese;
Director,The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, "Distance
Learning and Digital Libraries: Two Sides of a Single Coin"
Steven WoIf, Assistant Professor, Botany CSU Stanislaus;
Administrator of CSUBIOWEB & Chair, CSU Committee on the Web
Arthur Chandler, Professor, History, San Francisco State
- Program Description: The mission of the academic
library has always been to provide knowledge resources necessary to the
teaching program and research interests of the faculty. How is the Internet
changing the weys faculty teach, carry out research and communicate with
others in their fields? Will the library continue to play a role in supporting
these activities? What will it be?
- Three faculty members who are leaders in the innovative use of the
Web and other networked resources for teaching and research will describe
their work and speculate on the ways teaching and research will evolve,
as well as the probable impacts of such changes on the role of the academic
- Session E: Professional Schools Curricula
& Continuing Education: Who Needs to Know What?
- Moderator: Anne Lipow, Library Solutions Institute
Panel: Don Bosseau, Library Director, San Diego State University
Ruth Hafter, Professor, San Jose State School of Library
& Information Science
Hal R. Varian, Dean, School of Information Management & Systems,
- Program Description: As we redefine our position
within the emerging information environment, how will we obtain the training
necessary to meet the new demands and maintain the relevance and/or continued
credibility of the M.L.I.S. degree? Should continuing education be required
of all professionals and paraprofessionals? Should there be a standardized
profession-wide reward system created to encourage participation in continuing
education? The three speakers will address how the professional schools
will have to reformulate their curricula in response to changes in technology,
the economy and public policy.
- Session F: Digital Libraries of the Future:
California's NSF Grant Projects
- Moderator: Michael BuckIand, Professor, School of
Information Management & Systems, UC Berkeley
Panel: Nancy Van House, Professor, School of Information
Management & Systems, UC Berkeley,
Rebecca Lasher, Head Librarian & Bibliographer, Mathematical
& Computer Sciences Library, Stanford University
Vicky Reich, Assistant Director, Highwire Press, and Information
Access Analyst, Stanford University
Larry Carver, Head, Map & Imagery Laboratory, UC Santa
- Program Description: In 1994 the Federal government
launched a major research and development initiative, "Research on
digital libraries:' sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Advanced
Research Prolects Agency [Defense], and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. Six large and complex projects, expected to last four years,
were funded: three of them in California--at Berkeley, at Santa Barbara,
and at Stanford. From the perspective of the end of the first year, these
three projects will be described by librarians actively engaged in them.
- Links to Web Pages of Each Project
- Member of the Year Award
- 3rd Plenary Session
- Keynote Speaker: CIifford Lynch,
Director, UC Division of Library Automation
'The Changing Nature of Collections in the Academic Library."
Session G: Collection Development: Balancing
Access and Ownership
- Moderator: Charlotte Rubens, Head, Interlibrary Services,
Panel: Alan Ritch, Collection Development Librarian, McHenry
Library, UC Santa Cruz
"Access for Ownership: Dubious Dichotomy, Dream
Terry Allison, Collections Librarian, CSU San Marcos
Linda Seekamp, Collection Development Coordinator, St.
Sharon Walters, Access Services Librarian, St. Mary's College
Saint Mary's College Library: Pilot Document Retrieval
- Program Description: Do libraries still need to build
and maintain local collections in order to support teaching and research?
How far can we go in substituting access for ownership? Is it more than
a matter of what is cheapest to the library, or most convenient to the patron?
What are the implications of relying on a system in which we function more
as renters of information than as owners? Panelists leve wrestled with issues
of access vs. ownership in three institutional contexts: in the CSU system,
in developing a new collection at a new campus, relying as much as possible
on access channels; in the UC system, in planning collection development
at a small research library as well as advising on systemwide cooperative
arrangements; and at a private liberal arts college, in devising a detailed
plan for providing access to periodical articles.
- Session H: Preservation in the
Digital Age: Whether To, What To, How To
- Moderator: Jack Kessler, Consultant, AKCO Inc.
Panel: Patricia McCIung, Managing Director, Digital Collaboration
Associates; Manager, Digital Image Access Project, RLG
"An inventory of preservation projects"
Barclay Ogden, Head, Conservation Department; Director,
Research & Development, UC Berkeley
"Thoughts on the implementation of preservation & digital access in
a research library"
Helene Whitson, Head, Archives/Special Collections, San
Francisco State University
"Practical realities: why we are already failing
to preserve non-print formats."
Geoffrey Nunberg, XeroxPARC and Stanford
"Mal d'archive: Information on the Web"
- Program Description: The problem of preserving both
traditional print and non-print media and new media such as online files
poses a threat to the digital information revolution.The development of
digital reservation techniques has barely begun. Old problems such as the
longevity of various physical media and accounting for versions of a publication
arise again in even more complex forms. Principles for the selection of
what is to be preserved and the choice of an appropriate preservation strategy
and technique need to be re-established.
- The panelists will survey current national digitization projects,
consider the problems in implementing such projects within one institution,
report the lessons learned from efforts to preserve moving image collections,
and discuss how digitization may facilitate or undermine progress toward
- One common concern is that of Umberto Eco: "We are confronted
by a fundamental choice of civilization...methods of conservation...it will
cost a fortune...But who, what authority, will decide which books to retain?
Plato and Dante have known their periods of disgrace..."
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- Session I: Libraries, Instructional
Technology & Computer Centers: New Opportunties for Institutional Collaboration
- Moderator & Panelist: Paula Hammett, Sonoma State
Panel: Chris Ferguson, Director, Leavey Library, USC
Julia Bergman, Systems Librarian, City College of San Francisco
- Program Description: New technologies are forcing
all campus units to adapt, change and function in new ways, opening up many
new areas of overlap and potential cooperation.This session will focus on
how three libraries are providing leadership in these cooperative efforts
to apply computing and telecommunications technologies to teaching learning
and research.The spealiers will discuss three very distinct approaches which
include: a merger of library and computing services (followed by separation
and then remerging) brought about by planning for a new building; a massive
restructuring to create a holistic computing environment where reference
librarians work side by side with technical consultants to provide students
access to productivity software (word processing spreadsheets, network tools)
as well as library resources and full-text databases; and a partnership
of equal, yet independent, library and computing services working collaboratively
to solve problems and provide services. Questions and discussion between
the panelists and participants will help identify benefits and tradeoffs
of these and other approaches.
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