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Schedule for ARL-CNI Fall Forum 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer and Dupont Ballroom

9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m. Welcome

Metropolitan Ballroom

Lorraine Haricombe, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, ARL President 2019–2020

9:10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Metropolitan Ballroom

Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Jaron Lanier, Computer Scientist, Musician, Artist & Author

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break

Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Emerging Opportunities

Metropolitan Ballroom

Moderator: David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library

Namandje N. Bumpus, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Gilles Patry, Executive Director, U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities
Louis Soares, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, American Council on Education

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch

District and Quad Rooms (3rd floor)

12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. AI and New Forms of Reality

Metropolitan Ballroom

Moderator: Carl Grant, Interim Dean of Libraries, University of Oklahoma Libraries

Jason Griffey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NISO, and Affiliate Researcher, MetaLAB, Harvard University
Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Organizational Readiness

Metropolitan Ballroom

Moderator: Robert McDonald, Dean of University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder

Wendy Duff, Professor and Dean, University of Toronto Faculty of Information
Vivian Lewis
, University Librarian, McMaster University
Eric Meyer, Dean of the School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Denise Stephens
, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Break

Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer

2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Small-Group Discussions

Metropolitan Ballroom

Forum attendees can choose to attend one of four sessions:

  1. Catalytic Leaders
    • How and where do research libraries best lead in higher education, in the broader research and learning ecosystem, in society?
  2. Emerging Opportunities
    • What are research institutions’ roles in producing productive citizens? Research institutions are losing the hearts and minds of citizens. What role might libraries in the research setting have in K–12, pipeline, etc.?
  3. Organizational Readiness
    • What is the nature of the work that needs to be done by all levels of staff?
  4. AI and New Forms of Reality
    • What is the leadership role of research librarians as new forms of human-machine knowledge are created, and how will we steward it to advance research integrity and learning?

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Summary of Recommendations and Wrap-up

Metropolitan Ballroom

4:30 p.m. Adjourn