August 31, 2010
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Association of Research Libraries
ARL & CNI to Co-Host Forum on Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries, Oct. 14-15, Washington DC
Register by Sept. 24, Reserve Hotel by Sept. 20
Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-hosting a forum on “Achieving Strategic Change in Research Libraries” October 14-15, 2010, in Washington DC, immediately following the ARL Membership Meeting.
This forum will explore the strategic questions that leaders must ask in order to ensure that research libraries are meeting the mission of their institution and the research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty and students. Change and transformation are not new to research libraries. Libraries are looking critically at every aspect of their organization. The questions that are being asked are complex and can be difficult to answer and the issues being addressed require innovative approaches.
The program sessions will address a variety of critical questions and new models. Keynote addresses, panel presentations, and concurrent sessions will be held with speakers who have been asked to stretch our thinking. For more details about the forum sessions, see the program schedule at http://www.arl.org/events/fallforum/forum10/ff10schedule.shtml.
The forum is open to all. In particular, directors and other senior leaders of research and academic libraries are encouraged to attend, along with staff members who have responsibilities for managing change in their organizations.
To register for the forum, respond to ARL via the Attendance Questionnaire at http://www.arl.org/events/fallforum/forum10/ff10attend.shtml. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 24, 2010.
The forum will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC. The cut-off date for securing hotel reservations at the ARL rate of $269 is Monday, September 20, 2010. Reservations made after that date will be on a space-available basis. Make your hotel reservations by calling the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel <http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wassh-renaissance-mayflower-hotel/> at 202-347-3000 or 800-228-9290 and mentioning the ARL meeting.
If you have any questions about the Fall Forum, contact Sue Baughman, Associate Deputy Executive Director, ARL, email@example.com.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in North America. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the Web at http://www.arl.org/.
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is a coalition of some 200 institutions dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. The Coalition, which is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, is headquartered in Washington DC. CNI is on the Web at https://www.cni.org/.