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Thursday, November 7 • 8:15am - 9:00am
Librarians In The Post-Digital Information Era: Reclaiming Our Rights and Responsibilities

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The best libraries were never simply buyers and warehouses for information, but something more, centered around synthesis and access and creativity. As the information ecosystem has shifted, forcing our attention to the operational side of How We Manage Information, some of us have lost sight of that. We hand over our shrinking resources to prominent for-profit publishers and vendors because it's How The System Works, without considering what our role in that system is, has been, and might be. It's time to remind everyone that the power of libraries lies not in our passivity but in our action, and reclaim and redefine our roles within it. Drawing on her experiences with the American Chemical Society, faculty perceptions of scholarship and libraries, and local and national conversations about library acquisitions, Jenica Rogers will share her vision of what librarians' rights and responsibilities are and can be in the postdigital information economy.

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Jenica Rogers

SUNY Potsdam, Director of Libraries
Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, coming from a background in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. Jenica serves as the chief administrator of the Crumb and Crane Libraries, with responsibilities that include short-term and strategic planning, fiscal management, fundraising and donor development, representing the libraries to outside constituents, and supervision of 24... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2013 8:15am - 9:00am
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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