ARL & CARL are proud to present

What is the Value of Libraries?

 Wednesday, April 27, 2016  3:00 – 4:30pm

Grand Ballroom A & B, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

This special panel presentation is part of a three day joint meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). The British Columbia Research Libraries Group is pleased to have the opportunity to record and archive the discussion.

A link to the recording of this event will be provided here as soon as it is available.

Libraries around the world are taking a more active approach to measuring the value they bring to their constituencies. Effectively communicating the results of these various explorations in ways that are meaningful and engaging to an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders is critical. This panel will focus on practical strategies for communicating the library’s value to internal and external audiences.

Leslie Weir, University Chief Librarian, University of Ottawa

Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian, British Library, UK
Linc Kesler, Director of the First Nations House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the University of British Columbia President on Aboriginal Affairs
Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University
Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries

From October 6 to December 11, 2015 UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections curated the Harry Potter and the Rain City exhibit at 3 Library branches including David Lam Library, Koerner Library, and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  The exhibition featured first editions, and stories and memorabilia from the Vancouver business community exploring the impact and legacy of the […]

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