"Credible Sources": Libraries and the Integrity of Documentation and Evidence. A CRL Global Resources Forum.

Event Logistics

Thursday, May 23, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019
1:30-5:00 p.m., May 23, and 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., May 24. Central Time
Downtown Chicago, University of Chicago Gleacher Center
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

In September 2018, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) released the report of its "To Secure Knowledge" Task Force. The task force was formed to study some troubling developments in the landscape of knowledge production and access: dwindling federal funding, public mistrust in institutions, and widespread skepticism about data and fact-based knowledge. Most important, SSRC found that "the infrastructure supporting the social sciences is shifting in ways that threaten to undercut research and knowledge production." 

The new report suggests how academic institutions, including libraries, can "secure social knowledge for future generations."  That will require us, as Alondra Nelson, SSRC president and member of CRL's Board of Directors, says to "think beyond the institutional and disciplinary silos in which we typically operate." CRL's 2019 forum will be a community conversation about how academic and independent research libraries can figure in this effort, and what special challenges libraries face in confronting the new research landscape.

The Global Resources Collections Forum, to be held following CRL's 2019 Council of Voting Members meeting, is a venue for sharing ideas and expertise on the work of academic and independent research libraries, and an opportunity for members of the CRL community help shape CRL's programs and strategic agenda. 


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