Library Forum Presentations

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The purpose of the Library Forum is to promote inclusiveness throughout Cornell University Library (CUL).

Specifically, the Library Forum shall provide all CUL staff with the opportunity to:

  • enhance their understanding of how CUL operates in the context of the greater information environment and its goals and priorities
  • be heard on issues important to CUL staff and the library
  • be engaged in the life of the broader library and university communities.

These are the presentations sponsored by the Library Forum.

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    Sleepless nights: pressing issues for ARL directors
    Tabb, Winston (2014-06-11)
    In this presentation, Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University, speaks about seven key areas of interest for ARL directors and how they impact the library community and its patrons.
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    An introduction to CUL's strategic agenda items #3 and #4
    Krafft, Dean; Rieger, Oya (2014-01-23)
    On Thursday, January 9th, 2014, the Library Forum Steering Committee hosted a discussion about present and future activities related to CUL's Strategic Agenda items three and four. AUL's Dean Krafft and Oya Rieger spoke on efforts to build effective and efficient information capacity and creating a dynamic virtual presence.
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    Reframing the Organization
    Lougee, Wendy (Cornell Univerisity Library Forum, 2013-02-14)
    The Cornell University Library Forum sponsored a talk by Wendy Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities called "Reframing the Organization" on February 14, 2013 from 10am-11am at Room 401 in the Physical Sciences Building. Wendy spoke about her Libraries’ experiences in organization development as a part of strategic planning process and a recent reorganization.
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    IT@Cornell: How It Works and Where It's Going
    Krafft, Dean; Dodds, Ted (Cornell University Library, 2013-01-07)
    On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1PM at the Physical Sciences Seminar Room 120, the Library Forum Steering Committee presented: "IT@Cornell: How It Works and Where It's Going" featuring: Dean Krafft, Chief Technology Strategist and Director of Information Technology, Cornell University Library and Ted Dodds, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technologies, Cornell University. Dean Krafft reported on the current state of IT@Cornell from the perspective of CUL-IT, looking at both what specifically affects the Library and CU in general. Ted Dodds presented the new strategic plan for IT@Cornell, and discussed what the future holds.
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    Get to Know Your AULs
    Li, Xin; Saylor, John; Rieger, Oya; Krafft, Dean; McCue, Janet; Kenney, Anne; Cartmill, Lee; Tancheva, Kornelia; Cadmus, Femi; Ochs, Mary; Rockey, Steve; Lyons, Curtis; Boettcher, Bonna (Cornell University Library, 2012)
    "Get to Know Your AULs" is a series of informal discussions with pairs of AULs (Associate University Librarians)who briefly explaining their positions and responsibilities, and then answer questions – both from the audience, and questions submitted beforehand. These discussions are with: Xin Li, Associate University Librarian, Central Library Operations and John Saylor, Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Special Collections - session held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, 10-11:30, Mann Library Room 160; Oya Rieger, Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services and Dean Krafft, Chief Technology Strategist and Director of Information Technology - session held on Monday, November 5, 2012, 1-2:30, Mann Library Room 160; Janet McCue, Associate University Librarian, Teaching, Research, Outreach, and Learning Services and Members of the Library Directors Leadership Team - session held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 2-3:30, Mann Library Room 160; Anne Kenney, University Librarian and Lee Cartmill, Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services - session held on Monday, January 14, 2013, 1-2:30, Mann Library Room 160
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    Library Forum: Students and the Library
    Panel, Student (Cornell University Library, 2013-04-16)
    On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:30-3PM in 700 Clark Hall, the Library Forum Committee presented a discussion with a Student Panel who answered the questions of Library Staff on their feelings and impressions in using the University Library resources. It was advertised as: "Everything you ever wanted to know about student library use (but didn't know any students to ask)." A Second Session took place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1-3PM at 401 Physical Science Building.
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    Knowledge Management at ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
    Varshney, Himanshu; Kumar, Aruna (Cornell University Library, 2012-01-19)
    Himanshu Varshney, Knowledge Management at ICAR, and Aruna Kumar, editor of The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, presented a talk about ICAR and their work to bring The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences and The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences online--not just the journals themselves, but the entire process from submission to publication. They have done this successfully for these two journals and are working to bring the publications of the 97 ICAR institutes online in a single portal. Come hear about the unique challenges of electronic publishing faced by a major academic institution in a rapidly developing nation.
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    Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law
    Mazzone, Jason (Cornell University Library, 2011-10-27)
    Jason Mazzone, Gerald Baylin Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, presented a talk on his new book "Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law," published by Stanford University Press in early October. The book looks at "overreaching" claims of intellectual property rights by content creators and content providers--covering everything from false copyright notices on public domain works ("copyfraud") to lawyers telling photographers they can't sell photographs of Times Square because the buildings are trademarked to contracts that extinguish fair use and first-sale rights. More info on the book may be found at: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=16743.
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    IT@Cornell
    Dodds, Ted (Cornell University Library, 2012-02-01)
    Technology is changing almost everything we know about books, reading, and libraries: the way we access information, the way we read books, and even how one defines 'library.' Ted Dodds, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technologies at Cornell, discussed some of the key initiatives being developed by IT@Cornell, such as infrastructure virtualization, IT service management, and application streamlining. A Question and Answer period followed where people could ask about where technology is leading Cornell and the library.
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    Setting Priorities: New Directions for the Weill Cornell Medical Library and the Library Information Technology Association
    Cuddy, Colleen (Cornell University, 2011-11-21)
    On November 21, 2011 from 3PM to 4PM in 2B48 Kroch Library, the Library Forum Steering Committee presented a talk by Colleen Cuddy, Director of the Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, and also the President of the American Library Association group Library Information Technology Association (LITA). Ms. Cuddy's presentation focused on some of the challenges facing medical libraries and library associations with a focus on the Weill Cornell Medical College and Library Information Technology Association.