The Global Dimensions of Scholarship and Research Libraries:

A Forum on the Future

R. David Thomas Center, Duke University

December 5-7, 2012


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December 5, 2012

1:00 pm                            Welcome

                                             Introductions, Background, Overview, Goals

Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University


1:30 – 2:30 pm               American Scholarship and the Global Turn

   Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Discussion paper)

   Seteney Shami, Program Director, Middle East, North Africa, Inter-   Asia, Social Science Research Council (SSRC)


2:30 – 3:15 pm               Discussion


3:15 – 3:45 pm               The New Global Information Pipeline

Bernard Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries (CRL) (Discussion paper)


3:45 – 4:15 pm               Provocations and Irritations for the Globalized Research Library

Dan Hazen, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development, Harvard University  (Discussion paper)


4:15 – 5:00 pm               Discussion


5:00 – 5:30 pm              Concluding remarks

Gilbert Merkx, Professor of the Practice of Sociology and Director of International and Area Studies, Duke University (Discussion paper)


5:30 – 6:30 pm              Break


6:30 – 7:30 pm              Reception – The Washington Duke Inn

Hosted by Duke’s Office of the Provost, The Office of Global and Strategic Programs (OGSP), and the Center for International Studies (DUCIS)

Welcome -- Peter Lange, Provost, Duke University


7:30 – 9:30 pm              Dinner – The Washington Duke Inn

"If My Library Had the Book, Sir..."  Scholarship, Collaboration and Imbalance in the "Global" Academy

Laurie Patton, Dean, Arts & Sciences, Duke University


December 6, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 am              Continental breakfast


8:30 – 9:30 am               Unequal Pairings: Haves and Have-Nots Conjoined to Support Research

James Nye, Bibliographer for Southern Asia, University of Chicago, and Director, Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)


9:30 – 10:00 am           Discussion


10:00 – 10:15 am         Break


10:30 - 11:30 am          Perspectives from the Field

Charles Hale, Director, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Steve Wheatley, Vice President, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Betsy Wilson, Dean of Libraries, University of Washington


11:30 –12:15 pm         Small group discussions on themes, challenges, outcomes


12:30 – 1:30 pm           Working lunch in small groups


1:45 – 2:45 pm              Summary discussion and next steps


3:00 pm                            Adjourn


December 7, 2012

8:30 – 12:30                   Steering group convenes