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Friday, June 16 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars Luncheon

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In early February 2017, ITHAKA S+R published Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars, the latest in a series of projects that investigate the research support needs of scholar by their discipline. During this special luncheon event, Brenda Bailey-Hainer (Executive Director, ATLA) will discuss ATLA’s role in sponsoring the report and the importance of the project to ATLA and its members. In addition to context setting remarks placing religious studies scholarship within the humanities realm, Roger Schonfeld (Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, ITHAKA S+R) will discuss the unique funding model and structure of this collaborative project. Danielle Cooper (Senior Researcher, Library and Scholarly Communication, ITHAKA S+R) will share high level results of the research and John F. Kutsko (Executive Director, Society for Biblical Literature (SBL)) and others will discuss the results from the unique points of view of their organizations and communities. While the luncheon will not include time for Q&A, attendees interested further discussing the results with the researchers are invited to the session “Continuing the Discussion: The ITHAKA S+R Report Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars” immediately following the luncheon.

There is no charge to attend this luncheon if you are registered for the full conference.

Speakers
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Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Executive Director, American Theological Library Association
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Danielle Cooper

Senior Researcher, Ithaka S+R
Danielle Cooper is a Senior Researcher at Ithaka S+R in the Libraries and Scholarly Communication program, where she utilizes her combined expertise as a professional librarian and library ethnographer towards helping organizations understand and improve their information-based spaces and services. She holds a Master of Information from the University of Toronto and PhD from York... Read More →
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Jack Fitzmier

Executive Director, American Academy of Religion
Jack Fitzmier serves as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Religion. His duties include coordination of the work of the AAR Executive Staff at the Luce Center in Atlanta, strategic planning, fundraising, programming, and public affairs. Prior to his work at the AAR, he served as Professor of American Religious History, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean at the Claremont School of Theology... Read More →
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John F. Kutsko

Executive Director, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
John F. Kutsko was named the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) beginning July 1, 2010. He earned a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University (1997) and an M.A. from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. He is also an affiliate professor of biblical studies at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Prior to SBL, he was associate publisher of Abingdon Press. As part of his responsibilities for SBL, Kutsko received a grant to explore the establishment of an international and independent network of scholars of the... Read More →
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Roger C. Schonfeld

Director, Library and Scholarly Communications, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. Recently, Roger has led the development of Ithaka S+R’s surveys for individual colleges and universities, to help them better serve the needs of their own faculty members and students. He has also led research and consulting projects on collections, preservation, discovery, assessment, and research support... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ravinia Ballroom

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