2020 EAST Member Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Symposium

The EAST Executive Committee and Project Team are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2020 EAST Member Meeting. The virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 9th from 10:00am-1:15pm EDT.

Please note that the breakout sessions have been moved to the afternoon.

REGISTER HERE!

Meeting Agenda: 

10:00am - 10:10am Welcome and Keynote Speaker Introduction | Susan Stearns, EAST
 

10:10am - 11:10am

Keynote Presentation and Q&A | Greg Eow, CRL

Collections as Community

Using the framework of “collections as community,” this talk will consider how shared print programs invite us to rethink collections – and the service models around collections – in ways that allow research libraries to advance the foundation values research librarianship and the academy.

11:10am - 11:25am Break

11:25am - 12:05pm

EAST Update -- Susan Stearns

12:05pm - 12:20pm Break
12:20pm - 1:15pm

Breakout Sessions & Closing Remarks

The breakout sessions will run twice. Attendees have the opportunity to register for any two of the four sessions available. Please see below for breakout session descriptions.

  • Shared Print in the Age of COVID-10 | Peggy Seiden, College Librarian, Swarthmore College,  EAST Executive Committee member
  • Evolving the Paradigm of Shared Print | Alison Wohlers, Manager Shared Print Programs for UC Libraries and Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) & Matthew Revitt, EAST 
  • EAST Program Assessment | Susan Stearns, EAST
  • Collections Management | Tony Fonseca, Director of Alumnae Library & College Archivist, Elms College,  EAST Executive Committee member & Sara Amato, EAST

About the Member Meeting:

Keynote Speaker Bio:

Greg Eow is President of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), responsible for setting strategic directions and overall CRL programming and services in collaboration with the CRL Board of Directors, CRL staff, CRL member libraries, and CRL strategic partners. 

Before joining the Center for Research Libraries in 2019, he served as the Associate Director for Collections at the MIT Libraries, where he led an administrative portfolio that included scholarly communications and collections strategy, digital preservation, acquisitions and metadata creation, and the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Eow has held previous appointments as Charles Warren Bibliographer at the Harvard Library and as Kaplanoff Librarian for American History at the Yale University Library. Eow currently serves on the Management Board of the MIT Press as well as the Board of Directors of the Chicago Collections Consortium and is a member of the American Historical Association.

 

Breakout Sessions Information:

Shared Print in the Age of COVID-10 | Peggy Seiden, College Librarian, Swarthmore College, and EAST Executive Committee member

How has the current COVID-19 pandemic affected the shared print landscape? What are the opportunities at hand for shared print programs in the near future? These and other questions will form the basis of discussion during this breakout session. Attendees are invited to participate and share their own experiences.


Evolving the Paradigm of Shared Print | Alison Wohlers, Manager Shared Print Programs for UC Libraries and Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) & Matthew Revitt, EAST 

The coordinators from the California Digital Library (CDL), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and HathiTrust will join EAST members to provide an overview of their organizations’ collaboration to define a new phase of shared print built on open and interconnected infrastructure and facilitate a discussion around how technology, shared workflows, and integration with local systems would benefit libraries and enhance the value and impact of their shared print efforts.


EAST Program Assessment | Susan Stearns, EAST

Join Susan Stearns for a discussion of the EAST Program Assessment preliminary survey results. The survey, answered by roughly half the EAST membership, will help inform EAST's future directions and provide an understanding of how our member libraries perceive the program's work up to date.


Collections Management | Sara Amato, EAST Data Librarian and Tony Fonseca, Director of Alumnae Library & College Archivist, Elms College, and EAST Executive Committee Member

Sara Amato and Tony Fonseca will lead a discussion on the role of shared print in collection management, with a focus on using available data to identify gaps in the collective collection.

Please note: The keynote and EAST update presentations will be recorded; the breakout sessions will not. The presentation slides and recordings will be added to this page after the event.