Event: The University Library in the 21st Century: A Symposium

The Commission on the Future of the Library, a joint Administration/Academic Senate Committee, was charged last fall with assessing the current state of the UC Berkeley Library and envisioning its future.  Toward that end, the Commission has been studying major issues in academic library services and knowledge exchange while meeting with stakeholders here at Berkeley.  The Commission has begun consulting with nationally recognized leaders in the field, and is holding a Symposium this Friday, March 1 in order to better incorporate their expertise into the Commission’s findings.  This event is free and open to the University community.  

The University Library in the 21st Century: A Symposium.   

Friday, March 1
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

8:45 – 9:00 A.M.  
Welcome from EVCP George Breslauer and Academic Senate Chair Christina Maslach

9:00 – 10:30 A.M.  
Digital Library Collections: Opportunities and Challenges
Panelists: Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley and Peter Norvig of Google
Moderated by Molly van Houweling, Professor, Law

10:30 – 11:00 AM

11:00 A.M – 12:15 P.M.  
The Role of the Library, Part 1: The Research Library as Repository of Knowledge and Memory
Kevin Starr, California State Librarian Emeritus, with Tom Leonard, Berkeley’s University Librarian, responding
Moderated by Margaretta Lovell, Professor, History of Art

12:15 – 1:45 P.M. 

1:45 – 3:00 P.M.  
The Role of the Library, Part 2: Envisioning the Research Library of Tomorrow
Robert Darnton, Harvard’s University Librarian, with Paul Courant, University of Michigan’s University Librarian, responding
Moderated by Gary Sposito, Professor, College of Natural Resources

3:00 – 3:30 P.M. 

3:30 – 4:45 P.M. 
Libraries and Knowledge Exchange
Panelists: Peter Jerram of PLoS and Geoffrey Nunberg of UC Berkeley
Moderated by David Bates, Professor, Rhetoric and Director, Center for New Media