Library Connect Digital Libraries Symposia
2011 DLS (Theme: Mobile Technologies: Issues for Academic Libraries)
2011 DLS panelists in San Diego
The 13th Annual Digital Libraries Symposium, held in San Diego on January 8, 2011, focused on "Mobile Technologies: Issues for Academic Libraries."
Links to presentations are provided below.
- Joseph Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction and Technology, Yale University
"Trends in Mobile Technology for 2011 and the Challenges/Opportunities for Libraries and Publishers Within This Information Landscape"
Slides |Blog Post
- Kevin Rundblad, User Experience and Social Technology Strategist, University of California, Los Angeles
"Mobile UX for Libraries: Culture, Context and Interaction"
- Brian Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California, San Diego
"Why Go Mobile?"
- Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, S&T Books, Elsevier
"A Publisher's Perspective on Mobile Technologies: Issues for Academic Libraries"
Above photo: Left to right, Suzanne BeDell, Brian Schottlaender, Joe Murphy, Kevin Rundblad.
2010 DLS (Theme: The New Role and Image of Academic Libraries)
The 12th Annual Digital Libraries Symposium, held in Boston on January 16, 2010, focused on "The New Role and Image of Academic Libraries."
See the symposium's agenda.
The panelists, Wendy Pradt Lougee with the University of Minnesota, Winston Tabb with Johns Hopkins University, and Carol Tenopir with the University of Tennessee, delivered presentations.
The panelists' talks addressed:
- Wendy Pradt Lougee, "Positioning the Research Library: A New Paradigm":
Audio podcast |Transcript
- Winston Tabb, "Building Our Brand: Researchers Supporting Research, Teachers Supporting Teaching":
Slides |Audio podcast |Transcript
- Carol Tenopir, "Return on Investment in Academic Research Libraries: Phase 2 - The Role of Libraries in the Grants Process":
Slides | Audio podcast |Transcript
The discussion involving panelists and audience members covered: With most information available online, what value can libraries add to the work of university researchers, faculty and students? How to communicate this value? What are the main challenges?
Access the discussion (Audio podcast |Transcript).
Above photo: Left to right, Carol Tenopir, Winston Tabb and Wendy Lougee.
2009 DLS (Theme: Next Gen Librarians)
2009 DLS moderator and panelists in Denver
The 11th Annual Digital Libraries Symposium, held in Denver on January 24, 2009, addressed the theme "Next Gen Librarians: Who Are They & What Do They Want?"
Panelists included Next Gen librarians Jack Maness with the University of Colorado at Boulder and Denise Pan with Auraria Library, joined by MLIS student Refugio Ramirez from UCLA and university library director Gary Strong also with UCLA.
The discussion covered career paths, the library director's view on Next Gen librarians, skill sets needed to achieve career success in academic libraries, and what Next Gen librarians are glad they learned or wish they had learned in library school.
Want more 2009 DLS information?
- Read the symposium program.
- Read the DLS coverage in the Wake Forest University Z. Smith Reynolds Library's Professional Development blog.
- Listen to this podcast of the panelists' discussion.
- Read this transcript of the audio podcast of the panelists' discussion.
Above photo: Sitting left to right, Gary Strong, Refugio Ramirez and Denise Pan. Standing left to right, panel moderator Elsevier Global Library Relations Director Daviess Menefee and Jack Maness.
2008 DLS (Theme: Assessing the Library's Role)
Paula Kaufman speaks at the 2008 DLS
UF Senior Associate Dean of University Libraries John Ingram's talk
John spoke on Millennials' information needs. To understand this generation’s library needs, he runs focus groups with his students and high-school students. His findings could suggest a new paradigm for undergraduate library services.
UIUC University Librarian & Dean of Libraries Paula Kaufman's talk
Paula spoke on the academic library's ROI. For details on points she covered, see the Library Connect white paper,
"University Investment in the Library: What's the Return? A Case Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
NJIT University Librarian Richard Sweeney's talk
Rich spoke on characteristics of this generation. He went on to ask questions crucial to consider when providing services and products supporting young scholars: How can we give Millennials the flexibility, convenience, choice and control over their time that they want? How can we provide relevant, efficient services? How can we offer “learning by doing” experiences?
See Rich's presentation.
Want more 2008 DLS information?
- See Richard Sweeney's 2008 Library Connect Newsletter article
"Millennial disconnects with publishers and libraries"
- See John Ingram's Library Connect Newsletter article
"The future of the undergraduate library: Asking questions with too many answers and too many opportunities"
2007 DLS (Theme: Collaboration)
CRKN Executive Director Deb deBruijn's talk
Deb spoke on “The Changing Nature of Consortia: Building Serious Interdependence.”
See Deb's presentation.
Microsoft Senior Researcher Cathy Marshall's talk
Cathy spoke on personal digital libraries.
See Cathy's presentation.
Elsevier Senior Vice President Karen Hunter's talk
Karen spoke on “Publishers and Librarians: Competitors or Collaborators?”
See Karen's presentation.