Networking Day 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

The Boston Library Consortium invites all members to the BLC's Annual Networking Day to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones.  We are delighted to have Constance Malpas, Program Officer at OCLC Research and Roger Schonfeld, Program Director for Libraries, Users and Scholarly Practices at Ithaka S&R as our featured speakers this year. Constance will discuss issues relating to the evolution of academic and research library collections with a focus on shared "collective" collections. Roger will discuss recent studies of attitudes, practices and needs of academic faculty and library deans.

Program Details 

Location: Room 100, Gasson Hall, Boston College
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 10:00 am


9:30 am - 10:00        Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15            Welcome: Tom Wall, President of the BLC Board and Susan Stearns, Executive Director of the BLC
10:15 - 11:15            Keynote: Constance Malpas
11:15 - 12:15 pm     Keynote: Roger Schonfeld
12:15  - 12:30           Brief update on the BLC
12:30 - 1:30               Lunch
1:30 - 3:00                 Lightning Talks: What's New at  BLC Libraries 

-Amanda Rust, Northeastern: Hosting a Wikpedia "edit-a-thon"
-John Furfey, MBLWHOI: Integrating alametrics tools and services for researchers
-Laura Quilter, UMA: Update on copyright cases and trends, touching on what's going on legislatively and in the courts
-Jane Ichord, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library: The value of frequent, informal one-on-one teaching opportunities as part of instruction for physicians-in-training
-Joe Natale, UConn: Using RapidILL for book chapters
-Sarah Hutton and Kate Freedman, UMA: Getting a credit bearing library research course off the ground
-Mary Moser, UMB: Graduate Work 101 2.0: An Online Tutorial to Meet the Research Needs of Graduate Students

3:00 - 4:30           Breakout sessions for COIs and working groups