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Fall Forum 2013: Facilitating New Forms of Discovery

Presented by Larry Lannom on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.

pdf ff13-lannom.pdf


Schedule for ARL Fall Forum 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

1:30 p.m.

Arlington Salon Foyer

Forum Registration Begins

2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Salon III


Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

Carol Pitts Diedrichs, ARL President and Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, Ohio State University Libraries

Richard E. (Rick) Luce, Dean, University Libraries, Professor and Peggy V. Helmerich Chair, Associate Vice President for Research, Norman Campus, University of Oklahoma Libraries

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Salon III

Collaborating at Scale

This keynote will examine the context for collaboration and address how higher education has a responsibility to leverage institutional capacities and investments to help ensure that federally funded research publications and their source data are publicly accessible and preserved. Provost McCarty will speak to how the SHARE initiative by AAU, APLU, and ARL responds to the fundamental role of scholarship by providing public access to the intellectual assets of higher education.


Richard E. (Rick) Luce, Dean, University Libraries, Professor and Peggy V. Helmerich Chair, Associate Vice President for Research, Norman Campus, University of Oklahoma Libraries


Richard McCarty, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Salon III

Examining Our Collective Capacity

This panel will describe the capacities needed to build infrastructures for sharing research, examples of what can and cannot be done, and strategies for mobilizing the research community.


Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)


Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University

James L. Hilton, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Michigan

Bradley C. Wheeler, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Indiana University

5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Salons I and II


Friday, October 11, 2013

7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

Arlington Salon Foyer

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Salon III

Engaging Campus Interests

The panel will provide an “on the ground” look at how campuses need to organize to meet forthcoming new requirements for their researchers.


Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech


Laine Farley, Executive Director, California Digital Library

Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

Karla Strieb, Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communications, Ohio State University

9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Salon III


Coordinating Deposit and Compliance

Implementation of the White House OSTP policy memorandum of February 22, 2013, will create more focused attention on compliance and reporting of research results. Partnerships among campus administration, research officers, and library staff can assist project investigators as they learn new procedures to comply with agency requirements. The panel will address different perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of the new federal agency requirements.


Olivia M. A. Madison, Professor and Dean of the Library, Iowa State University


Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, George Washington University

Rebecca Kennison, Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University

Elwin Wu, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University

10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Salon III

Facilitating New Forms of Discovery

Discovery of federally funded research publications and digital data is the focus of this program. The panelists will discuss possible search and discovery strategies across a potential new corpus of content, the challenges that providers have as they make this content available, and what critical next steps could be considered by various stakeholders to ensure that the new federal requirements achieve their stated purpose.


Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information


Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Research, and Chief Strategist, OCLC

Larry Lannom, Director of Information Services and Vice President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Salon III

Mobilizing for a New Future


MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California, Davis

12:45 p.m.



New Roles for New Times: Research Library Services for Graduate Students

The report proposes that the growing number, and heterogeneity, of graduate students and programs presents opportunities for research libraries to provide segmented services targeted for students at different stages of their academic and demographic life-cycle.

Through their interviews, Covert-Vail and Collard found an enthusiasm for a broad range of new services, from advanced data manipulation and visualization to softer skills-based instruction in time management and writer’s block. They also report that new configurations of library space, housing aggregated services into research or scholarly commons, for example, can both create and leverage collaborations within the larger institution.

Finally, the authors present different strategies for staffing graduate student services, from dedicated positions and committees to more loosely structured teams comprising subject liaisons, technologists, data librarians, and others, who work together to deliver a suite of complex solutions to meet the needs of graduate students in research institutions.

 pdf nrnt-grad-roles-20dec12.pdf


Fall Forum 2012: 21st-Century Library Workforce: An ARL Discussion

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Library Workforce for 21st Century Research Libraries," October 2012.

pdf ff12-strong.pdf     Audio on YouTube


Fall Forum 2012: Staffing for the Future: ARL University Library Hiring in 2011

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Library Workforce for 21st Century Research Libraries," October 2012.

pdf ff12-sierra.pdf     Audio on YouTube


Fall Forum 2012: Innovative iSchool Graduates for 21st Century Research Libraries

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Library Workforce for 21st Century Research Libraries," October 2012.

pdf ff12-liddy.pdf     Audio on YouTube

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