Tuesday December 1st 2015




Area and International Studies Librarianship and Collections Workshop 10/30-31/13

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to announce a two-day workshop sponsored by the Indiana University Libraries on ‘Area and International Studies Librarianship and Collections’ that will take place on October 30-31, 2013, on the IU Bloomington campus.  During the workshop, we will debate, think, and develop an agenda for continued conversations that will keep area and international studies librarianship linked to ongoing developments and strategies in the library and information world as it responds to changes and shifts in higher education.  For more information about the workshop, please click here: http://www.indiana.edu/~libarea/main.html

We have invited fifteen leading Area and International Studies librarians and library administrators to discuss the future of Area and International Studies librarianship and collections.  Three prominent colleagues in our field have confirmed their participation in the workshop: Adán Griego, Dan Hazen, and Deborah Jakubs.

To help focus the discussions, we have written a Provocation on each of the workshop’s three main themes, and five participants have been invited to compose Responses.  Three keynote presentations will also be given.  All documents will be posted on this website (http://www.indiana.edu/~libarea/main.html) as they become available (click on the Documents menu tab).

The workshop will be held in the Presidents’ Room on the first floor of the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union.  The workshop will take place all day Wednesday (followed by an evening reception) and until noon on Thursday.

In-person participation is limited to approximately 50 attendees, who are welcome to attend at their own cost.  We expect to offer online, real-time workshop participation with the ability to interact (via Adobe Connect’s “Breeze Presenter”) for participants who are unable to attend in person.  We ask that all participants (in person and online) register online in advance.  This will help us plan accordingly.

As member of the Planning Committee, I look forward to seeing you at the workshop, whether in person or virtually.  Should you have any questions about this stimulating event, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Luis A. González
Librarian for Latin American, Spanish & Portuguese, and Latino Studies
Indiana University

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