Social Responsibility, Democracy, Education, and Professionalism: Supporting Core Values in Academic and Research Librarianship

This symposium will use four of ALA’s Core Values of Librarianship as a framework from which to pose questions. What does “social responsibility” mean for academic librarians? How diverse are our libraries and archives, and how democratic do we want them to be? How does supporting lifelong learning and information literacy differ for academic libraries of differing sizes, populations, and missions? How can we make time to grow professionally, given our multiple roles and budget challenges? These and other questions will be explored by noted speakers and panelists. Poster sessions will be drawn from these themes and the remaining core values (access, confidentiality and privacy, diversity, intellectual freedom, preservation, the public good, and service).

ACRL/NY 2015 Symposium Committee Members:

Gina Levitan
Co-Chair, Sarah Lawrence College
Carrie Marten
Co-Chair, SUNY Purchase
Linda Miles
ACRL/NY President,
Yeshiva University
Anice Mills
ACRL/NY Past President,
Columbia University
Ben Beede
Rutgers University
Barbara Bonous-Smit
Queensborough Community College
Dianne Gordon Conyers
LaGuardia Community College
Karen Erani
Independent Information Specialist
Amy Handfield
Manhattan College
Starr Hoffman
Advisor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thomas Keenan
Princeton University
Winifred King
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Susanne Markgren
SUNY Purchase
Miranda McDermott
Kanu Nagra
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Mark Aaron Polger
College of Staten Island
Elaine Provenzano
Manhattanville College
Bianca Rivera
Nassau Community College
Werner Sbaschnik
SUNY Old Westbury
Kathryn Shaughnessy
St. John’s University
Albert Tablante
Eamon Tewell
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Ana Torres
New York University
Haruko Yamauchi
Hostos Community College

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