Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

From L to R: Larry Alford (University of Toronto), Chris Bourg (MIT Libraries), Harriette Hemmasi (Brown University), Clifford Lynch (CNI)

From L to R: Larry Alford (University of Toronto), Chris Bourg (MIT Libraries), Harriette Hemmasi (Brown University), Clifford Lynch (CNI)


On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, the McGill Library and Archives held a half-day symposium for McGill faculty featuring thought leaders with extensive experience in the academic, scholarly publishing and research library world who addressed the changing environment for academic research libraries and the evolving role of digital and print collections. 

PANELISTS: Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries; Chris Bourg, Director, MIT Libraries; Harriette Hemmasi, Joukowsky Family University Librarian, Brown University Libraries; Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition for Networked Information.

Full Symposium Agenda | Downloadable Symposium Recordings | Speaker Biographies

Time Speaker Presentation
8:45-8:50 Dr. Colleen Cook
Trenholme Dean of Libraries, McGill University

Welcome

8:50-9:30 Larry Alford
Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Libraries & the Fourth Information Revolution: A Snapshot

9:30-10:10 Chris Bourg
Director, MIT Libraries

The Once & Future Librarian

10:10-10:30 --BREAK--  
10:30-11:10 Harriette Hemmasi
Joukowsky Family University Librarian, Brown University

Mobilizing Academic Libraries for Collective Action

11:10-11:50 Clifford Lynch
Director, Coalition for Networked Information

Research Library Collections & Collecting in the 21st Century

11:50-12:10 Professor Anthony C. Masi
Provost, McGill University

Wrap-up & Commentary

 

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