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Thursday, June 15

8:45am EDT

Welcome and Opening Plenary Address - Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen

Innovation in Theological Education: Something Old, Something New

In this talk, I will explore types of innovation in theological education, highlighting both how older models of learning and new technologies are combining to transform the leading edges of how faith leaders are prepared in the 21st century. Implications for theological libraries will be explored, based on select case studies.

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Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen

Vice President of Applied Research, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Theological Seminary of New York
The Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen is Vice President of Applied Research and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary of New York. His main research and writing interests center on practical theology and theological education, with a particular interest in what strengthens leaders of faith and moral courage in facing the big challenges of the 21st century. A leading scholar working at the intersection of soc... Read More →

Thursday June 15, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am EDT
Ravinia Ballroom
Friday, June 16

9:00am EDT

Plenary Address - Loretta Parham
Leading in a Learning Environment

The speaker will share her observations and experiences managing the delivery of services of a  medium-sized academic library. The 13-year journey of the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library recently distinguished as an ACRL Academic Library of Excellence in 2016 will be shared. Remarks will address the benefits of collaboration and communications, and the strategic importance of preservation and global access to primary resources in the humanities by an HBCU.

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Loretta Parham

CEO and Director, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
Loretta Parham is the CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. Highly respected by the library and higher education communities, Loretta worked to transform the Robert W. Woodruff Library, shared by Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College, into a modern 21st century research... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Ravinia Ballroom
Saturday, June 17

11:30am EDT

Closing Plenary Address and Luncheon - Heather Joseph
What’s Next in the Move Towards “Open”?

This talk will explore the latest developments and emerging trends in the movement to make “open” the default in research and education. We’ll discuss the state of play of Open Access journals and archives, dig into details of Open Research Data, and touch on the growing popularity of Open Educational Resources on college and university campuses. And, of course, we’ll take a look at how the current political climate may affect the prospects for continued progress in each of these areas. 

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Heather Joseph

Executive Director, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s Executive Director, leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data, and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Ravinia Ballroom

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