Message from the President

Anice MillsHappy 2014 to the ACRL/NY community! We’re bringing you this post-Symposium edition of the Newsletter to recap the 2013 ACRL/NY Symposium and highlight the themes and ideas discussed by our various speakers and panelists. In addition, our four student scholarship winners have each contributed a short essay on what the experience meant to them.

The Library as Knowledge Laboratory,” addressed the convergence of academic libraries and digital scholarship at a moment of changing expectations and scholarly behavior in higher education. Questions of how we adapt to a culture of participation, innovation and collaboration were explored from a variety of positions and points of view. The day’s presenters provoked animated discussion on Twitter which was captured in the Twitter Archive, a visualization and explanation of which is available here.

As 2013 Symposium Planning Committee Chair I want to express my gratitude to the dedicated members of the Planning Committee who helped make the day such a success. As we begin 2014, ACRL/NY membership has elected a new Executive Board. The officers are:

  • President: Anice Mills, Columbia University
  • Vice-President: Linda Miles, Yeshiva University
  • Immediate Past President: Carrie Netzer Wajda, Y&R
  • Recording Secretary: Fiona Grady, Stony Brook University
  • Membership Secretary: Werner Sbaschnik, SUNY Old Westbury
  • Treasurer: Gail Delaporte
  • Members at Large:
    • Michael Handis, Graduate Center, CUNY
    • Susanne Markgren, SUNY Purchase
    • Carrie Marten, SUNY Purchase

I extend a warm welcome to the new Chair of the 2014 Symposium Planning Committee, Linda Miles.

Anice Mills
2014 ACRL/NY President

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