[Libs-Or] 9/25 Sherrer Lecture at Lewis & Clark

Elaine Hirsch elaineg at lclark.edu
Fri Sep 11 10:38:22 PDT 2009

The Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College is pleased to announce
that *Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson*, Dean of University Libraries at the
University of Washington, will present the 2009 Johannah Sherrer Memorial
Lecture in Library Service on *Friday, September 25* at 3 PM in Gordon Smith
Hall on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. A reception will follow the

Betsy's presentation, entitled "*Straws in the Wind:  Emerging Models of
Library Service*" is abstracted below:

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.

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We hope you are able to join us.  Please let me know if you have any

Elaine Gass Hirsch
Library Advancement Coordinator
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Ore. 97219
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