[Libs-Or] Sherrer Lecture: Save the Date

Elaine Hirsch elaineg at lclark.edu
Wed Jul 29 11:33:07 PDT 2009

The Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College is pleased to announce
that *Lizbeth (Betsy) Wilson*, Dean of University Libraries at the
University of Washington, Seattle, will present the 2009 Johannah Sherrer
Memorial Lecture in Library Service on Friday, September 25 at 3pm on the
campus of Lewis & Clark College.  The abstract of Dean Wilson's lecture,
entitled "*Straws in the Wind: Emerging Models of Library Service*" is

The service models that defined excellence in academic libraries throughout
the 20th century have been challenged by the transformation in information
search and discovery, changes in scholarly publishing and distribution, a
new generation of faculty and students with any time any place expectations,
the rise of consortial and collaborative approaches, e-everything, network
scale libraries and processes, and an economic crisis of historic
proportions.  There are enough straws bending (perhaps even breaking) in the
wind to prompt a fundamental redefinition of excellence in academic
libraries in the 21st century.  This lecture will present a compelling case
for new models of library service, a lively examination of early pilots and
exemplars, and collective opportunities for innovation and exploration.

Additional details are forthcoming.  The Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture
was established in 1999 to commemorate the contributions and legacies of a
respected friend, colleague, and champion of service.  Johannah was the
Director of the Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College from July
1993-September 1998.  For further information, please see

Thank you.

Elaine Gass Hirsch
Library Advancement Coordinator
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
Lewis & Clark College
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