Re-Tooling Academic Libraries for the Digital Age:
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 the Library"
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 Leadership"
Panel: Judy Clarence, Music/lnstructional & Interpretive Services, CSU Hayward
Bonnie Gratch, Director of Information Services, St Mary's College
Najwa Hanel, Head, Reference & /nformation Services, Science & Engineering Library University of Southern California, "Bridging the Academic Gap."
Lorrita Ford, Instructional Services Librarian, Diablo Valley College

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 State University
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 University

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, UC Berkeley
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."
Concurrent Sessions

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 University
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 University

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 library.

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, UC Berkeley

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 Barbara

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 Presentation &
3rd Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker: CIifford Lynch, Director, UC Division of Library Automation
'The Changing Nature of Collections in the Academic Library."

Concurrent Sessions
Session G: Collection Development: Balancing Access and Ownership

Moderator: Charlotte Rubens, Head, Interlibrary Services, UC Berkeley
Panel: Alan Ritch, Collection Development Librarian, McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz
"Access for Ownership: Dubious Dichotomy, Dream Deferred."
Terry Allison, Collections Librarian, CSU San Marcos
Linda Seekamp, Collection Development Coordinator, St. Mary's College
Sharon Walters, Access Services Librarian, St. Mary's College
Saint Mary's College Library: Pilot Document Retrieval Service

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, Digital Libraries 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 effective preservation.

One common concern is that of Umberto Eco: "We are confronted by a fundamental choice of civilization...methods of will cost a fortune...But who, what authority, will decide which books to retain? Plato and Dante have known their periods of disgrace..."

Session I: Libraries, Instructional Technology & Computer Centers: New Opportunties for Institutional Collaboration

Moderator & Panelist: Paula Hammett, Sonoma State University
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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