ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “The Mission” – Friday, December 1, 2017

Register now for the 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “The Mission,” that will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Vertical Campus of Baruch College, CUNY.

The 2017 Annual Symposium will be a day to take stock of the history of our profession and its contemporary challenges and opportunities, and to revisit the academic and research library core mission of mediator between student, faculty and researcher populations and the wider information world.

Our traditional mission—stewardship and guidance in the exploration of recorded knowledge and experience valuable for higher learning—must be adapted for the twenty-first century research, teaching, publishing and mass communication environments.

What are our responsibilities vis-à-vis our user populations and contemporary spheres of information and mass communication? How do we reconcile the interests of profit-driven commercial entities with the academic mission of college and research libraries? How have academic libraries worked to ensure the preservation, accessibility and discoverability of endangered research-worthy content?

At the Annual Symposium, participants will be invited to critically reflect on these questions and more, to engage in discussion and work toward the construction a flexible but distinct 21st century identity for the institution of the academic library and academic librarianship.

Come join the conversation.

Space is limited, so register now! Registration closes November 20th.

http://acrlny2017symposium.wordpress.com/registration/

For more information about the event, please visit on the 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium web site.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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