[Libs-Or] 2011 Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture

Elaine Hirsch elaineghirsch at lclark.edu
Thu Aug 4 16:31:35 PDT 2011

The Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College is pleased to announce
the 2011 Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service will take
place on Friday, September 23 at 3pm in Smith Hall on the campus of Lewis &
Clark College.  A reception will follow the lecture.

Roger C. Schonfeld, Director of Research at ITHAKA S&R, will present
"Forward Thinking:  Aligning Library Services with Faculty Needs"

Over the past decade, many groups of faculty members have seen their demands
for and use of academic library services change significantly.  The
availability of digital collections has had a transformative effect on use,
while evolving faculty research methods and pedagogies are introducing new
demands.  Is there a clear vision for the future needs of faculty members or
future services of the campus library?  And to what extent are library
leaders and faculty members aligned in their understanding of these

This talk will incorporate research findings on changing attitudes and usage
patters of faculty members broadly, in comparison with the attitudes and
practices of librarians, bolstered by a more detailed focus on practices in
the field of history.  This data will serve as the basis for an examination
of faculty needs, including library collections, uses for library spaces,
and the provision of new library services.  Ultimately, this talk with
consider whether libraries can develop long term strategies for changing
their offerings to meet the future needs of faculty members, or whether they
must focus on the here and now to manage change more responsively.

Following the talk a panel of faculty members will respond.

For further information, please see
http://library.lclark.edu/lib/sherrer.htm or contact Elaine Hirsch at Watzek

Elaine Hirsch
Interim Associate Director
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
Lewis & Clark College
elaineghirsch at lclark.edu
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