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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Documentation Worth Making, Values Worth Fighting For: A Vision for Next Generation Collection Policies

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The time has come... to talk of documentation. Collection policies, reviled as passé and inflexible, are public documents designed to communicate with multiple audiences. In the past they became burdensome and stagnant documents, leading many libraries to move away from posting anything publicly at all. In this presentation,the speakers will assert that with mindful design, they can be powerful means of establishing values-informed practice of library and collections.

Librarians with diverse roles and responsibilities from three institutions who have recently drafted or revised documentation will share their collections and licensing policy documents. Presenters will discuss the goals of these documents, what they signal to readers, and how they are used in their respective institutions’ workflows. They will also discuss their processes for developing these documents as the development is just as significant for demonstrating value as the text. Attendees will gain insight in the process of developing collaborative, living documents, which demonstrate the values of the attendees’ institution and librarianship.

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Anne Rauh

Head of Collections and Research Services, Syracuse University Libraries
Anne E. Rauh is the Head of Collections and Research Services at Syracuse University Libraries. She leads the collection activities, the subject liaison work, and the university aligned research initiatives of the Libraries. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a M.A. in... Read More →
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Lindsay Cronk

Head of Collection Strategies, University of Rochester
Lindsay Cronk is covered in tattoos and full of strong opinions.
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Kelly Durkin Ruth

Engineering Librarian, United States Naval Academy
Kelly is the Research & Instruction Librarian for Engineering at the United States Naval Academy in lovely Annapolis, Maryland, where she liaises with students and faculty from four academic departments. Ask her about science information literacy, online learning, and the #PAMily... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center