@Risk: Stewardship, Due Diligence, and the Future of Print, a CRL Collections Forum

Event Logistics

Thursday, April 14, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016
1:00-5:00 p.m., April 14, and 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., April 15. Central Time zone
Downtown Chicago, University of Chicago's Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

Held in conjunction with CRL's annual Council of Voting Members meeting, the 2016 Global Resources Collections Forum will explore the meaning of due diligence and responsible stewardship in a time when the center of gravity in research and academic libraries is shifting from collections to digital resources, and collection management is giving way to other library roles and responsibilities.

@Risk is about the meaning of due diligence in this environment. CRL's analysis of the state of print archiving, and presentations by thought leaders in the field, will provide the basis for blueprinting of a North American cooperative agenda on collections and preservation.     

The Forum is open to individuals affiliated with CRL member institutions and CRL invitees. There is no charge, but advance registration is required.


CRL has arranged for extending a special rate offer at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive. Reservations can be made online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CenterResearchLibraries2016

Or call Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, referring to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the dates of stay, and the “Center Research Libraries 2016 Meeting.” Reservations must be received on or before midnight, March 21, 2016.  


Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611

Meeting Area Guide

Agenda Overview

See also Detailed Agenda (Download)

Session 1: Due Diligence and its Challenges Today

Thursday, April 14 1:00- 5:00 p.m.


Registration 12:45-1:00 p.m.

Session 1 will explore the inherent risks to the "collective North American collection."  Attendees and thought leaders will also reflect on the obligations of library stewardship for current and future constituents. 


1:00-1:15 p.m.  Welcome and Program Introduction
Bernard F. Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries



1:15   Keynote: Due Diligence and Stewardship in a Time of Change and Uncertainty
Deanna Marcum, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R, and former Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress.



1:45    Panel Discussion: The University and the Demands of Stewardship

  • Gwen Bird, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Simon Fraser University
  • Susan Gibbons, University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries & Scholarly Communication, Yale University, and CRL Board of Directors
  • Virginia Steel, University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles, and CRL Board of Directors





2:45-4:00 p.m.  Presentations: How Can We Better Leverage the Infrastructure We Have?

  • 2:45  The Politics and Challenges of Sharing: the "Library of Record" in the Age of Collaboration

    Denise Hibay, Susan and Douglas Dillon Head of Collection Development, New York Public Library


  • 3:15  Electronic Access and the “Collective Collection”

    Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust



4:00  Due Diligence and Library Print: a Scholar's Perspective 

James O'Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State University, and Chair, Board of Directors, American Council of Learned Societies



4:40    Observations and Questions for Tomorrow’s Charrette
Bernard Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries



5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Reception
Attendees are invited to join us for a reception in the Gleacher Center, immediately following Session I.


Session 2:  Charrette: How Can Key Sectors Contribute to the Safety Net?

See also Detailed Agenda

Friday, April 15 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Continental breakfast 8:30-9:00 a.m.

In a charrette format (open discussion and blueprinting), attendees will explore how key stakeholder sectors can help expand the universe of print serials collections preserved and accessible to CRL libraries.  ​

  • Major Academic and Independent Research Libraries 
    David Magier, Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Princeton University Library; Mary Miller, Director of Collection Management and Preservation, University of Minnesota Libraries. Moderator: Martha Hruska, University of California, San Diego.


  • Shared Print Repositories
    Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP); Mark Jacobs, Executive Director, Washington Research Library Consortium. Moderator: Denise Hibay, New York Public Library.


  • Trusted Digital Repositories
    Deanna Marcum, Managing Director, Ithaka S + R; Craig Van Dyck, Executive Director, CLOCKSS. Moderator: Karla Strieb, the Ohio State University.


  • Publishers and Aggregators
    Ray Bankoski, Vice President, Electronic Asset Management, Cengage Learning, Susan Bokern, Vice President for Information Solutions, ProQuest. Moderator: Bernard Reilly, CRL.



Session 3:  Building a Bigger, Better CRL Safety Net for the CRL Library Community

Friday, April 15, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.   Blueprinting the Action Agenda for CRL 2017-2020
Moderated discussion will identify concrete measures CRL can take to expand the universe of print serials collections preserved, and accessible to CRL libraries. 


2:15 p.m. Framing the Accompanying Narrative
Moderated discussion will articulate the principles upon which libraries can base defensible decisions on maintaining, merging and/or reducing print serial holdings, as a matter of consensus among research libraries.



3:30-5:30 p.m. Tour of the Center for Research Libraries
Limited spaces, separate registration required. Bus will depart from the Gleacher Center at 3:30 p.m. and return to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at or before 5:30 p.m. Please contact events@crl.edu with any questions.


This CRL Global Resources Collections Forum is supported in part by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. CRL also acknowledges support of ongoing exploration of issues related to print and digital archiving by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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