Annual Meeting 2020

Event Logistics

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Time: 
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Location: 
Online
Contact: 
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

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 Time, Chicago, IL

Access to member only links is limited to CRL members, as identified by on-campus IP address, Proxy service or CRL login.

12:00 noon
Welcome and Call to Order

Virginia Steel, Chair of CRL Board of Directors

CRL FY 2019 Annual Report 

12:15 pm
President’s Report: State of the Consortium

Greg Eow, President, CRL

Presentation Slides

Recording

1:00 pm
Secretary’s Report

Brad Schaffner, CRL Secretary

Council Minutes 2019 (Draft) (CRL Members Only)

1:15 pm
Treasurer’s Report

Barbara Dewey, CRL Treasurer

Proposed CRL Budget for FY2021  (CRL Members Only)

1:30 pm
Nominations Committee

Virginia Steel, Chair, Nominations Committee

Nominating Report

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
2:40 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 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

Presentation Slides

Recording

1:00 pm
Reflections: Invited Responses and Discussion

Recording

1:45 pm
Break
2:00 pm
Research Librarians in a 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)

Presentation Slides

Recording

2:45 pm
Closing Reflections and Wrap-up

Greg Eow, President, CRL

3:00 pm
Adjourn

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.