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ALCTS MidWinter Symposium Cindy Hepfer 01 Nov 2007 15:18 UTC

Below please find an updated advertisement for the ALCTS Symposium at ALA
MidWinter. Apologies for cross-posting. Cindy
Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change
An ALA ALCTS Symposium Philadelphia, PA : January 11, 2008, 8:30am-5:00pm

ALCTS is very pleased to announce its 2008 Midwinter symposium, "Risk and
Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change." Every
library faces challenges in adapting to the rapidly evolving information
environment. The process of change often involves risks but may also offer
opportunities for entrepreneurship. The symposium will examine the concept
of risk-taking and entrepreneurship in libraries in general, but with a
special emphasis on collections and technical services.  Speakers from
different types of libraries and with varying backgrounds will describe how
they have implemented innovative changes and managed risk.  The ALCTS
President's Program Committee invites you to participate in this exciting
event and to return to your library or information organization inspired!

The speakers are:

Marshall Keys (MDA Consulting, former executive director of NELINET and an
adjunct faculty member at Simmons' Graduate School of Library and
Information Science, where he teaches a course on information

Rivkah Sass (Director, Omaha Public Library and Library Journal''s 2006
Librarian of the year)

Mike Carroll (Villanova University School of Law and an authority on
Creative Commons licenses)

Regina Reynolds (head of the US ISSN Center at the Library of Congress and
a respected authority on contemporary cataloging issues)

Joyce Ogburn (Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University
of Utah, which is currently undergoing a $71 million renovation project)

Scottie Cochrane (director of the Denison College Library which has created
a single collection services unit with its sister institution, Kenyon

The anticipated schedule for the symposium is:

8:30-9:00 Registration/refreshments
9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:10-10:00 Marshall Keys: Opening Keynote
10:00-10:40 Regina Reynolds, bibliographic control/access issues
10:40-10:55 Break
10:55-11:30 Scottie Cochrane, small college library issues and discussion
of merged collection services
11:30-1:00 Lunch on own
1:00-1:45 Mike Carroll, legal issues affecting libraries
1:45-2:30  Joyce Ogburn, issues/opportunities for large academic libraries
2:30-2:45  Break
2:45-3:15 Panel discussion
3:15-4:00  Rivkah Sass: Closing Keynote and public library perspective

Advance Registration Fees (register by November 30th to receive the advance
ALCTS Member: $199
ALA Member: $249
Non-Member: $299
Student/Retired: $99

To register for this symposium, enter "Event Code AS2" on the ALA
Midwinter Meeting Registration Form. ALA Midwinter registration information
can be found at:

Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries is proudly sponsored by
Harrassowitz. Booksellers and Subscription agents

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Cindy Hepfer
Head, Electronic Periodicals Management Dept.
Central Technical Services
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
134 Lockwood Library
Buffalo, NY 14260-2210
Tel 716-645-2784/2786 Fax: 716-645-5955