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Proceedings of the 150th ARL Membership Meeting

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Libraries & the Research Process:
Exploring How to Demonstrate Returns on Investment

St. Louis, Missouri
May 23–25, 2007

Meeting Overview

Program Session I

Assessing Quality in a Research Institution

Robert Berdahl, President, Association of American Universities

Program Session 2

Assessing Quality in Graduate Education Programs

Debra Stewart, President, Council of Graduate Schools
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Program Session 3

Accreditation & Accountability

Steven D. Crow, Executive Director, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Program Session 4

Redefining the Research Infrastructure

Deb deBruijn, Executive Director, Canadian Research Knowledge Network
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Program Session 5

Value & Impact Measurement in Research Libraries: A SCONUL Perspective

Stephen Town, Director of Knowledge Services, Cranfield University, UK
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Program Session 6

Stimulating New Models of Scholarly Communication

The Evolving Spectrum of SPARC Strategies

Kenneth L. Frazier, University of Wisconsin
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Federal Purpose: Clarifying the Legal Underpinnings of Public Access

Michael W. Carroll, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova School of Law
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Concurrent Discussion Sessions

The UK SCONUL Experience: Lessons for ARL

Colleen Cook, Texas A&M University
Stephen Town, Cranfield University

Documenting the Purpose and Use of Electronic Resources: Experience with the MINES Survey and Indirect Costs

Brinley Franklin, University of Connecticut
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Joyce Garnett, University of Western Ontario
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Evaluating Physical and Virtual Space to Support Teaching and Learning

Richard Meyer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Crit Stuart, Association of Research Libraries

Creating Partnerships between ARL and NASULGC

Frank D’Andraia, University at Albany, SUNY
Catherine Murray-Rust, Colorado State University
Peter Young, National Agricultural Library

Developing Services Responses for Faculty and Graduate Student Needs

Pat Steele, Indiana University
Mary Augusta Thomas, Smithsonian Institution

NYU 21st-Century Library: Faculty and Graduate Student Research

Carol Mandel, New York University
[Overview] [Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Wendy Pradt Lougee, University of Minnesota
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Betsy Wilson, University of Washington
[Web Presentation] [PowerPoint Presentation]

Open Access & Open Questions

Thomas Leonard, University of California, Berkeley
Suzanne Thorin, Syracuse University

Strategic Direction Steering Committee Briefing Sessions

  • Strategies for Library Support of Research: Bioinformatics as a Model
    Sponsored by the Research, Teaching, and Learning Steering Committee

[Background] [Web Presentation] [PowerPoint]

Betsy Wilson, Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington
Neil Rambo, Director, Cyberinfrastructure Initiatives and Special Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries for Biosciences and e-Science, University of Washington, and ARL Visiting Program Officer for Library Support for Research and e-Science

  • Outreach Strategies for Campus Conversations on Access to Federally Funded Research
    Sponsored by the Public Polices Affecting Research Libraries Steering Committee


Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Vice-Provost for the Arts, Johns Hopkins University
Ed Van Gemert, Acting Director, General Library System, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Catherine Murray Rust, Dean of Libraries, Colorado State University
Sarah Michalak, University Librarian and Associate Provost, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Negotiating Mass Digitization Agreements
    Sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Steering Committee


James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
Rick Johnson, advisory to ARL
Alice Prochaska, University Librarian, Yale University
Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian, University of California, San Diego

ARL Business Meeting

Appendix 1

Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2006, with Summarized Financial Information for 2005 [PDF]
Access restricted to ARL member representatives only; ARL members-only login required

Appendix 2

Attendance List [PDF]