2021 CRL Annual Council of Voting Members Meeting

Event Logistics

Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central Time
Andrea Duntz - aduntz@crl.edu

The 2021 CRL Annual Council of Voting Members Meeting will be a virtual one-day event. In addition to regular CRL business, Professor Michael Strevens of NYU will deliver a keynote address on his widely reviewed book, The Knowledge Machine (2020) and discuss the implications of his work for research libraries. CRL will continue the theme of knowledge creation in our programming leading up to the 2022 CRL Annual Meeting, "Diversity as Knowledge," a three-day conference to be held in Chicago, Wednesday, April 20, through Friday, April 22, 2022. The CRL Diversity as Knowledge Conference will explore ways that foregrounding diversity in research libraries empowers and enriches the production of knowledge.

Keynote Speaker

  • Michael Strevens, Professor of Philosophy, New York University. Michael Strevens writes about science, understanding, complexity, and the nature of thought, and teaches philosophy at New York University. His most recent book, The Knowledge Machine (Liveright, 2020), sets out to explain how science works so well and why it took so long to get it right.

Meeting Agenda

12:00 noon
Welcome and Call to Order

Deborah Jakubs, Chair of CRL Board of Directors
CRL FY2020 Annual Report

12:10 pm
President’s Report: State of the Consortium

Greg Eow, President, CRL

12:45 pm
Secretary’s Report

Brad Schaffner, CRL Secretary

Council Minutes 2020 (Draft) (CRL Members Only)

1:00 pm
Treasurer’s Report

Denise Stephens, CRL Treasurer

Proposed CRL Budget for FY2022 (CRL Members Only)

1:20 pm
Nominating Committee

Deborah Jakubs, Chair, Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee Report (CRL Members Only)

1:30 pm


2:00 pm
CRL Collections and Services Policy Committee (CSPC): Update on Current Projects and Coming Initiatives

CSPC report for CRL Board 2021

2:30 pm
Keynote: The Knowledge Machine

NYU Professor and philosopher of science, Michael Strevens, will discuss his book The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science and implications for research libraries and archives in knowledge production.

3:30 pm
Wrap-Up and Reflections

Greg Eow, President, CRL

3:45 pm

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Vietnamese Newspapers Essential for Berkeley Dissertation

UC Berkeley graduate student uses CRL’s extensive collection of South Vietnamese newspapers for his dissertation on the social history of the interregnum period, 1963-1967..

Helping Libraries Deal with ‘Big’ Data

At CRL’s 2018 Global Collections Forum, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections at Stanford University Libraries, discussed how satellite imagery and large geospatial datasets are being used as source materials for scholars in a variety of disciplines, and the new types of library support they require.