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.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • C.U. at the Library: Then and Now, Olin Library 1961-2011 

    Kenney, Anne R.; Krafft, Dean B. (2011-02-23)
    For a light-hearted review of the past 50 years and an eye-opening look into the future, please join us in a stimulating discussion of how Cornell University Library is weaving together its traditional strengths and cherished ...
  • Public Libraries/Academic Libraries: More alike than different? 

    Currie, Susan (2011-02-17)
    Think academic libraries and public libraries have nothing in common? While there are distinct differences, (communities served, services and programs), they are more alike than you might think (collections, online resources ...
  • A Panel Discussion on CUL's International Projects 

    Green, Greg; Krkoska, Baseema Banoo; Li, Xin; Mills, Thomas; Ochs, Mary; Porciello, Jaron (2010-11-03)
    CUL staff who are or have been involved in an international project, or a project that carries with it an international scope, will come together to discuss and answer questions about these projects with the larger CUL audience.
  • "Practice of Collection Development in Tsinghua University Library" and "What is Special in Tsinghua University Library" 

    Yuan, Xin; Wu, Dongman (2010-10-22)
    Dongman Wu, Director of Acquisitions, Tsinghua University Library. Ms. Wu will discuss the organization and practice of collection development at Tsinghua and trends in this area. She’ll also touch on cataloging of both ...
  • Parabiosis in the Academic Research Library Community: 2CUL as Parable or Paradigm or Paragon 

    Neal, James (2010-10-06)
    This presentation will outline key trends affecting the current and future vitality of the academic research library, suggest the key qualities of effective partnership, and reflect on the 2CUL initiative as a significant ...
  • Managing Change Brown Bag Lunch 

    Opperman, Mangum, Elmira Mary (2010-08-23)
    Cornell is going through what will perhaps be the most transformative time in its history. Budgets, organizational structures, staffing, and many other issues are all under close examination as the university positions ...
  • How Can We Help Haiti's Libraries 

    Weil, Patrick (Cornell University Library, 2010-03-11)
    On January 12, 2010, a major earthquake hit Haiti, destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and most infrastructures of the capital, but also a significant portion of this poor country’s cultural and educational structures. ...
  • Discussion of the Strategic Plan and Q&A Session 

    Fuchs, Kent; Lawler, Edward (Cornell University Library, 2010-02-12)
    On February 12, 2010, Provost Kent Fuchs and Professor Ed Lawler hosted a discussion of the draft Cornell University Strategic Plan with the Library Forum. A Question and Answer Session followed.
  • So, What Does a Chief Technology Strategist Actually Do? 

    Krafft, Dean B. (Cornell University Library, 2010-01-13)
    The Chief Technology Strategist helps the Library manage the disruptive transition to digital tools and resources. In this presentation Dean Krafft speaks of the challenges facing the Cornell Library and on some of the ...

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