About the SOCHE Library Conference

New Partnerships for Academic Libraries: Transforming for New Times

Academic libraries are coping with disruptive changes involving everything from the expectations of their users to the resources and services that they offer. How can libraries embrace more effective user-centered experiences and form creative partnerships on and off campus to better advance the role of the library in student success? We will explore steps and strategies to shape flexible libraries for these new times.

Schedule

May 10 SOCHE Library Conference
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM WELCOME
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM KEYNOTE - Connector, Catalyst and Common Good: Advancing the Academic Library's Mission through Strategic Campus Partnerships with Janice Jaguszewski
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CONCURRENT SESSION A
12:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CONCURRENT SESSION B
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CONCURRENT SESSION C
3:00 PM CLOSING

Meet Our Speaker

Janice Jaguszewski

Director and Associate University Librarian, Health Sciences


Janice Jaguszewski has been Associate University Librarian and Director for the Health Sciences since 2011. She is currently engaged in advancing learning, research and clinical care in the Academic Health Center through expanded services in evidence-based practice, compliance with NIH public access requirements, research impact measures, and research data management and curation. In addition, she is exploring how library spaces may be repurposed to meet the contemporary needs of students and faculty. Janice is a member of the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries and the Medical Library Association. She has published and presented on future roles for academic librarians, professional development for librarians, and various topics related to the transition from print to electronic resources. She also consults with academic libraries on how to position for the future, evaluating staffing needs, organizational structures, processes and resources; writing customized reports; and offering workshops.

Connector, Catalyst and Common Good: Advancing the Academic Library's Mission through Strategic Campus Partnerships


In today's ever changing and complex environment, academic libraries must clearly articulate a vision in which they advance a mission focused on the knowledge lifecycle, while simultaneously advancing the broader teaching, learning and research needs of its faculty, staff and students. Strategic campus collaborations and partnerships are critical to this endeavor. In this presentation, I offer a vision for a contemporary academic library and discuss ways in which to cultivate potential partners and campus champions, with a focus on offering opportunities for experimentation, immersion and knowledge creation within an increasingly interdisciplinary environment. My goal is to help academic libraries position themselves as critical connectors and creative catalysts, recognized and valued for their expertise in shaping teaching, learning and research.

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