NETSL Spring Conference 2011

It’s that time again—time for the NETSL Spring Conference at Holy Cross in Worcester.

Here’s the program for this year can be found at

2020 Vision: A New Decade For Technical Services

Friday April 8, 2011
College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Morning Keynote Address:

Innovate or Become Obsolete: Technical Services Staffing for the 21st Century by Brad EdenAssociate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services and a recent article titled “The New User Environment: The End of Technical Services?” (Information Technology & Libraries, June 2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p93-100, 8p). He publishes in the areas of metadata, librarianship, medieval music and liturgy, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

John Palfrey, is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives and Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering. His research and teaching is focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and international law.  As Director of the Harvard Law School library, he has focused on an innovative reorganization of staff and functions and has also been an active participant in the study and revamping of libraries and library staff across Harvard.

Directors Panel:

A Panel of Library Directors on Future Organization and Innovation in Technical Services Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Kendall Wiggin Connecticut State Librarian, and one more to be determined.

Breakout Sessions:

The “Unified Discovery Platform” and the Library Catalog: Teammates or Rivals? – Cecilia P. Tittemore, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services,Dartmouth College Library

Research Data and Libraries Donna Kafel, MLIS, Project Coordinator, Lamar Soutter LibraryUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School, and Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing,University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The User Knows Best: Patron Driven Acquisition and the Death of “Expertise”
Deborah Lenares, Manager, Acquisitions & Resources-Sharing,Wellesley College and Peter Spitzform, Collection Development Librarian,Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont

The Digital Future – Patrick Yott, Director, Library Technology Services,Northeastern University


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