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CALA/NE Chapter to Host Symposium

posted Mar 29, 2012, 8:38 AM by calane cala

A Symposium Planning Committee for the CALA/NE Chapter 2012 Symposium has been formed.  On March 23, the committee had its first meeting at the NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library in Manhattan.  12 committee members were present.  Decisions were made on the date, location, and format.  Progress was made on deciding on the symposium topic/theme.  Further discussion and planning are to be continued online via a WordPress blog site.

 Here are some highlights of the meeting:

  1. Symposium Date: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 (morning or afternoon to be decided)
  2. Location: New York City Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, Conference Room.
  3. Format: two keynote speakers, each for 45 minutes and 30 minutes at the end for a Q & A session
  4. Target Audience: all CALA/NE members and librarians in New York, and nearby states.
  5. Some of the Topics Discussed: 
  • Collaboration, collection development, and resource Sharing
  • The future of academic libraries
  • Meeting the challenges of global studies program at digital age: innovation and resource sharing: NYU, NYPL and Columbia libraries sharing their resources and collection development
  • Embracing the changes: cultural diversity and global outreach