2020 Council of Voting Members Meeting

Event Logistics

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Time: 
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: 
Online
Contact: 

 

What risks and opportunities do library consortia face, and what is the future of collective enterprises for global information services? Today’s Center for Research Libraries represents a partnership among over 200 voting member institutions across the United States and Canada, an enduring model for building collective collections and leveraging shared infrastructure within the research library community. We will use the 2020 CRL Annual Members Meeting to take stock of the CRL partnership as it enters its eighth decade. We will mark our community’s successes and build collective intelligence on the challenges we face both locally and at scale. Most of all, we will lay the foundation on how CRL can best leverage its resources to project its mission into a radically altered knowledge ecosystem and continue to serve as a leading North American consortium for building and stewarding the collective collection.

Speakers

  • Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania
  • Roger C. Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums Program, Ithaka S+R

Facilitator


Thursday, April 23: Voting Members Meeting

All Times Central Standard Time, Chicago, IL

12:00 noon
Welcome and Call to Order
Virginia Steel, Chair of CRL Board of Directors
12:15 pm
President’s Report: State of the Consortium

Greg Eow, President, CRL

1:00 pm
Secretary’s Report

Brad Schaffner, CRL Secretary

1:15 pm
Treasurer’s Report

Barbara Dewey, CRL Treasurer

1:30 pm
Nominations Committee

Virginia Steel, Chair, Nominations Committee

1:45 pm
Break

 

2:00 pm
Exercising Leadership in Moments of Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion
  • Greg Eow, President, CRL
  • Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University
  • Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland; Denise Stephens, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Washington University.
  • Katherine Skinner, Facilitator
2:45 pm
Day One Wrap-Up and Reflections

Greg Eow, President, CRL

3:00 pm
Adjourn

Friday, April 24: CRL Open Members Forum

All Times Central Standard Time, Chicago, IL

12:00 noon
Welcome

Greg Eow, President, CRL

12:15 pm
Restructuring Library Consortia: Facing Challenges, Leveraging Opportunity
Roger C. Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums Program, Ithaka S+R
1:00 pm
Reflections: Invited Responses
1:45 pm
Break
2:00 pm
Research Librarians in Time of Crisis: WWII and the Making of the Postwar Research Library
Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania and author of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (Oxford, 2020)
2:45 pm
Closing Reflections and Wrap-up

Greg Eow, President, CRL

3:00 pm
Adjourn

 

 

The Impact of CRL

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Helping Libraries Deal with ‘Big’ Data

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