For its Fall 2014 meeting, the LACUNY International Relations Roundtable will host a program focusing on library support for campus internationalization initiatives. Our speakers are Steve Witt (University of Illinois), Laurie Kutner (University of Vermont), and Elizabeth Cooper (University of Colorado, Denver). Their research represents the first attempt to measure the intensity and scope of international-related activities across academic libraries in the U.S. Their paper on this topic recently appeared in College & Research Libraries.
The presenters surveyed U.S. academic libraries to establish baseline data on their contributions to campus internationalization. Additionally, follow-up interviews were conducted with library deans and directors to elucidate a deeper picture of the intersection of the academic library and campus internationalization. The presenters will both summarize the results of their research and facilitate discussion on how the results reflect (or not) the specific institutional experiences of CUNY librarians. Additionally, the presenters will facilitate discussion on how libraries can move forward with internationalization, including developing best practices and assessing the academic library’s support for campus internationalization efforts.
Please join us:
Friday, September 26, 2014
2:30pm to 4pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Light refreshments will be served.