[Humanist] 26.219 events: library challenges

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 219.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 13:32:32 -0400
        From: Barbara Mackenzie <bmackenzie at rilm.org>
        Subject: Library Challenges: The Eleventh Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable

Dear All,

*Library Challenges Are The Focus of Eleventh Annual NFAIS Humanities

June 28, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA   The National Federation of Advanced
Information Services (NFAIS - www.nfais.org), the premier membership
association for organizations that create, organize and facilitate access
to trustworthy information, proudly announces this year’s Eleventh Annual
NFAIS Humanities Roundtable, *Focus on the Library!* This event will take
place on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York, centrally located on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street
in New York City.

In a time of transition for institutions of higher education, the theme of
this year’s Roundtable focuses on the needs and challenges of the academic
library, the hub of learning and scholarship for their individual
institutions. Scholarly organizations, societies, publishers, and
aggregators develop the high-value information resources that form a large
part of the distinctive portfolio of services such libraries offer to their
communities. *Focus on the Library!* is a targeted examination of the needs
and concerns of libraries, enabling content providers to better understand
how best to deliver the best products and services for scholars, students,
and librarians of the humanities.

Topics for the day include discussions of discovery of humanities content
in the current library environment, information literacy and training of
end-users, best practices for both providers and licensors of high-quality
content, criteria libraries use to decide which products and services to
invest in, and the digital humanities.

Confirmed speaker-participants include:

   - Elliott Shore, Chief Information Officer and Dean of Libraries, Bryn
   Mawr College
   - Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian, Program Development
   and Research, Yale University
   - Amy Lucker, Head Librarian, Stephen Chan Library, New York University
   - Beth Bidlack, Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, Dartmouth
   - Matthew Gold, Assistant to the Provost at the CUNY Graduate Center,
   Project Manager of the CUNY Academic Commons, Co-Director of CUNY’s Digital
   Humanities Institute

Registrations for the Eleventh Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable will
be available
for both virtual and on-site attendance in order to ensure the broadest
possible participation by the information community.

Additional information regarding the program, registration, and other
logistics may be accessed at:

Location: The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is located
at 365 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, walking distance from both Penn
Station and Grand Central Station, and centrally located for those coming
from New York area airports.

For more information contact: Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication
and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:
jilloneill at nfais.org or go to http://www.nfais.org.

Best wishes to all,

*Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie*

*Editor-in-Chief, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)*

*Director, Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation*

The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue  •  New York, NY 10016

T: 212.817.1991 •  F: 212.817.1569  •  BMackenzie at rilm.org

www.rilm.org  •  brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu

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