Examining IT and Library Service Convergence
Tuesday, March 18, 2-3 pm.
Held online via desktop videoconferencing.
As they plan for the future, increasing numbers of colleges and universities are examining and re-envisioning the relationships between work functions. One of the closest ties often found is between academic libraries and information technology. What does this relationship offer in terms of strengthening an institution’s ability to fulfill its mission in the midst of a changing landscape?
Explore why and how the work of technologists and librarians is growing more and more similar, and highlight some colleges that have aligned technology and library talent in more integrated ways with seminar leader Terry Metz, who consults for academic library and information technology organizations at colleges and small universities.
Persons with any level of experience with this topic are encouraged to participate, whether you already work in a converged IT/library environment or know colleagues who work in one, or your institution is considering embracing a more converged model of IT/library services. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.