May 24, 2022

Video Recordings of Presentations From Center For Research Libraries (CRL) Annual Meeting 2020 Now Available

From CRL: 

CRL welcomed a record-breaking 360 registrants to its 2020 Annual Meeting, held on April 23-24. Originally scheduled to take place in Chicago, the meeting was switched to a virtual format due to health and safety restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The theme of the event—Context and Community: The Center for Research Libraries at 70—was chosen based on CRL’s partnership with more than 200 member institutions and its commitment to the success of this community. In tradition, the first segment of the meeting focused on governance.

The 2020-21 officers elected by the board were announced:

  • Chair      Deborah Jakubs, Duke University
  • Vice-Chair    Adriene Lim, University of Maryland
  • Secretary  Bradley L. Schaffner, Carleton College
  • Treasurer  Denise Stephens, Washington University in St. Louis

Direct to Complete Summary/Significant Takeaways

Video Recordings of Public Presentations, ARL Annual Meeting 2020 (Posted May 1, 2020)

President’s Report: State of the Consortium
Greg Eow, President, CRL

Research Librarians in a Time of Crisis: WWII and the Making of the Postwar Research Library
Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania

Restructuring Library Consortia Facing Challenges, Leveraging Opportunity
Roger C. Schonfeld, Director of Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museum

Reflections: Invited Responses and Discussion
Clare Appavoo, Executive Director, Canadian Knowledge Research Network (CRKN)
Greg Eow, President, CRL;
Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust
Katherine Skinner, Facilitator at the CRL 2020

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