Speakers

Keynote

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David Magier
Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Princeton University Library

David Magier was appointed Associate University Librarian for Collection Development at Princeton University Library in April 2008. A specialist in South Asian Studies, he previously served for 21 years as South/ Southeast Asia Librarian and Director of Area Studies at Columbia University Libraries. He also served as Director of the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research at Columbia.
At Princeton, Dr. Magier is responsible for coordinating the collection development funding and priorities for collection shaping, as well as initiatives for digital projects, for about 55 subject specialist librarians throughout the University Library system, and provides high-level liaison with faculty in all of the University’s Departments and Programs. As a member of the library management team, Dr. Magier participates in key strategic planning initiatives, and works to ensure that Princeton’s magnificent collections (in print, digital and all other media) grow systematically and dynamically to reflect the evolving trends of research and teaching in all fields at the University, and in concert with our circle of peer library partners. He holds a BA from Cornell, and an MA and PhD in Linguistics (focusing on Indian and Pakistani languages) from UC Berkeley, and was on the faculty of linguistics at Berkeley and Michigan State University before embarking on his library career. He is well known internationally for his librarian training efforts and his leadership in developing collaborative digital library/global resources projects (including especially the Digital South Asia Library, the South Asia Resource Access on the Internet, the Digital Library for International Research, and the Yemeni Manuscript Digitization Initiative). Within the community of research libraries, Dr. Magier has been a strong proponent of careful collection shaping, coordinated collection development, collaborative initiatives for preservation of and open access to endangered archives, and the responsibility of the global community of research libraries to serve the needs of future as well as present scholars and teachers.

Panelists

EDITED Christina Bell Christina Bell @librarybell
Christina Bell (MA, MLS) is the Humanities Librarian at Bates College, where she performs traditional liaison duties related to reference, instruction, and collection management. She supports digital scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities and is co-principal investigator of the Diverse BookFinder. Her research interests focus on critical pedagogy and instruction, feminism and gender studies, digital humanities, and the intersections of these topics within librarianship.
Debora Cheney Debora Cheney
Debora Cheney currently serves as Interim Director, Client Support Services and Assistant CIO for Assessment and User Engagement at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her scholarly interests include instruction, the challenges large academic libraries face in providing access to news content for teaching and research, and the role of libraries in providing access to content that is increasingly electronic and delivered via the Internet. Her publications have included articles in Portal and Journal of Academic Librarianship and College and Research Libraries, and the chapter “Big Data, Text Mining and News Content: Where is the Big Data?” in Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry (IGI Global, 2015). She has presented her work at IFLA conferences, the ALA EBSS program, and other conferences.
Galadriel Chilton Galadriel Chilton
Galadriel Chilton is the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries, a cooperative of 13 academic libraries in the United States. She earned her bachelor of arts at Berea College, and holds a master in library science from Indiana University, and a master of arts in educational technology and instructional design from San Diego State University.
 EDITED Julia Glauberman Julia Glauberman
Julia Glauberman is the Instructional Outreach Librarian at Binghamton University (SUNY). She serves as chair of the Libraries’ Instructional Services Coordinating Committee and is the liaison to the Educational Opportunity Program and Student Support Services. Julia has a B.A. in History from Ursinus College and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Pam Jones Pamela Jones

Pamela Jones is the Executive Director of ConnectNY, a consortium of 19 private academic libraries in New York State. She has been in this role since 2015, responsible for the overall management of the organization. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Pam was the Library Director at Medaille College. Her research interests are in leadership in libraries and non-profit corporations.

Rachel King Rachel King
Rachel King is the Media Librarian at LIU Brooklyn. She previously worked as a reference and instruction librarian at LIM in Manhattan and Manhattan College in the Bronx. Her scholarly writing focuses on media access and preservation, as well as on the intersection of journalism and librarianship. She has also published articles in popular periodicals such as Salon, Tablet, and Atlas Obscura.
 EDITED Beth Posner Beth Posner

Beth Posner is the Head of Library Resource Sharing at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is also a mentor and mentor-trainer with The IDS Project, a member of the Steering Committee of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative, and works with ALA RUSA STARS. She recently edited a book on interlibrary loan services entitled, Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections.

Kate Wittenberg Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg is the Managing Director of Portico, a digital preservation service that is part of ITHAKA. Kate’s work focuses on issues at the intersection of digital technologies, academic libraries, and scholarly publishing, and the collaborations and partnerships within the scholarly community that will advance our work. Before coming to ITHAKA, Kate worked at Columbia University, where she founded a digital publishing partnership involving the libraries, the university press, and the academic information technology group.

 

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