Video Recording: “CRL and the Postcolonial Knowledge Commons: From Call to Action to Community Practice” (2023 Center for Research Libraries Annual Meeting Keynote Address by Greg Eow)
The video recording of the 2023 Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Annual Meeting Keynote Address by Greg Eow, CRL President that is embedded and linked below was recorded on April 28, 2023 and shared on YouTube earlier today.
In 2020, the CRL Collections and Services Policy Committee (CSPC) conducted a survey of CRL members, which made clear that the CRL community places global collections at the top of their expressed priorities for our consortia. In 2021, CRL’s International Collections and Content Group (ICCG) issued a Call to Action, which reaffirmed our community’s commitment to global collections, programming, and services.
In this open keynote, CRL President Greg Eow discusses CRL’s commitment to global collections and services in the context of the CSPC survey and the ICCG call to action. Eow discusses the evolution of CRL’s global collections programs, and highlight the opportunities and challenges these programs face in the emerging scholarly communications landscape. Finally, Eow outlines the process that the CRL community will undertake in 2023 to bring together stakeholders – including library deans, area studies librarians, and CRL staff – into a robust dialogue, the outcome of which will be a community driven recalibration of CRL’s global collections programs so that they can meet the challenges, and leverage the considerable opportunities, the present moment provides.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.