Sunday, January 13, 2008
College Library Directors' Discussion Group
One of my favorite events at ALA, this is a chance to sit down with people in similar situations and find out how we are trying to handle whatever gets thrown at us. This time I sat with a group discussing the relationship between IT and libraries on our campuses. Issues that were discussed included how to collaborate with IT, "micro teaching" (a great description of what librarians spend a lot of time doing), learning commons, the growing phenomena of outsourcing of tech. utilities like e-mail and the potential impact upon library operations, our experience at Rollins with Teamspot, and Element K. Every campus will find its own solution to the relationship between IT and the library.I am glad to be working with such a high quality IT group here at Rollins.