On Monday, May 5, 2014, Sheila Corrall, Professor and Chair of the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will present her talk “Designing Libraries for Research: Mobilizing Invisible Assets” as the featured speaker at the NCSU Libraries’ I.T. Littleton Seminar. The seminar will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the D.H. Hill Library Auditorium.
Professor Corrall will address how academic libraries can mobilize resources to deliver high-end services in the e-research environment. Responding to the problematic perception of libraries as dispensers of goods and facilitators of learning, her talk will identify new opportunities for libraries to engage researchers, and share an understanding of the hidden assets that form the common foundation for traditional and novel library services. A former university library director and CIO, Corrall’s research concentrates on the evolving roles of information professionals in the digital world, and the skillsets, strategies, and structures needed to meet new challenges.
The I.T. Littleton Seminar is presented by the NCSU Librarians’ Association. The annual event, funded by an endowment established in 1987 to explore key issues in the development of academic libraries and to honor former Library Director Littleton, is free and open to the public.