Thanks to all our Fall Conference attendees and speakers!

Thanks everyone who joined us at Trinity International University!

A special thank you to Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University, our keynote speaker, as well as to our panelists:

  • Andy Meyer, Digital Information Specialist at North Park University
  • John Schuler, Government Docs & Urban Planning Librarian at University of Illinois Chicago
  • Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago
  • Terry Robertson, Seminary Librarian at Andrews University

We will post a summary of the event on the CATLA News Blog. Video recordings of the keynote and panel will be available to CATLA members in the near future.


Fall Conference: The Road to Open Access

We hope you will join us for a time of reflection and discussion on the state of open access in academia today, and how  theological libraries can respond to a myriad of issues, from access and discovery to intellectual property concerns. Kevin Smith, the Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at the Duke University Libraries, will present his take on the state of open access. Mr. Smith is well known as an expert on scholarly communication and intellectual property issues in academia, and we look forward to hearing his views on the challenges and complexities of open access in libraries and the academic world. In the afternoon, a panel representing a variety of views within libraries and the academy will respond to Mr. Smith’s presentation.

The conference is on Friday, October 18th, at Trinity International University’s Deerfield, IL campus.
We hope many CATLA members will be able to join us for this important conversation; this invitation is extended to all faculty and staff at CATLA member institutions, so please share this invitation within your institution. Please RSVP to Lisa Gonzalez by September 27th.

9:30am – Registration & Refreshments
10:00am – Welcome
10:15am – Speaker Kevin Smith
11:15am – Q&A
11:30am – Lunch; on your own
1:00pm – Panel
2:30pm – Q&A
3:00pm – Business meeting and 1st tour
3:30pm – 2nd tour