The ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Midwinter will discuss how libraries are rethinking the strategic implications of how many of their operations - and in particular, their collections budgets, are positioned within the organization.
Georgia World Congress Center, B406
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Over the past year there has been much interest in and conversation around the implications of libraries rethinking the strategic implications of how many of their operations - and in particular, their collections budgets, are positioned within the organization. Of particular note are libraries who are experimenting with moving their collections budgets under - and in service of - their scholarly communications program. The ACRL/SPARC Forum at ALA Midwinter will continue this conversation by showcasing institutions who are currently engaged in these activities. It will also address ways in which your library and you might consider engaging in this work at your home institution.
Confirmed speakers include:
Greg Eow, Associate Director for Collections, MIT Libraries
Sharon E. Farb, Associate University Librarian and Chief Content Strategist, UCLA Library
Allyson Rodriguez, Strategic Collections Librarian, University of North Texas