CCCU Library Leadership Webinar Series
Tackle the current challenges of today’s academic libraries with a group of thought partners in CCCU library leadership across the United States and Canada. Each webinar will address a current issue through presentations and breakout discussions.
The Library Leadership Webinar series values collegiality and collaboration in thinking about tough topics. Current CCCU library deans and directors are encouraged to register.
The registration fee covers all 5 webinars in the series. Participants will receive a link for the webinars after registration is complete. Participants who register after the first webinar will receive the link(s) to recordings from the presentations given in earlier webinars. Breakout room discussions from the webinars will not be recorded.
All webinars will begin at 2 PM Central Time
Tuesday September 20, 2022
Webinar 1: The State of Baccalaureate Education at CCCU Schools
Stan Rosenberg, Vice President for Research and Scholarship, CCCU
Tuesday November 8, 2022
Webinar 2: Assessment-based Advocacy for Your Library Presenter
Tonya Fawcett, Director of Library Services at Grace College & Seminary
Everybody loves libraries, we see “I ❤ libraries” on bumper stickers and window clings. No one would dare to say they didn’t like the library, especially an administrator. But, do they value the library? Is the library supported financially, with staff, and space? Are librarians respected on campus for their contribution to academics?
I wish there were a magic wand to reverse all the budget and staffing cuts, and the space losses in our libraries, and assure that librarians were represented on every major campus committee. As librarians, we have often done a poor job of advocating for the libraries and telling our stories.
One of the roles we must embrace is library advocacy. We know our story best, but are we telling our story? There are a number of tools and methods we can use. Assessment of library Impact and Value is one assessment tool. Part of telling our story is learning to take the results of our assessments to communicate our value to all who will listen. Part of the communication is aligning with others’ goals and values. It may be stepping outside our traditional roles or comfort zones, but all with the purpose of advocating for our academic library.
Tuesday January 10, 2023
Webinar 3: Being a Good Neighbor in Shared Spaces
Panel Discussion facilitated by Shannon Eaves, Director of Zondervan Library at Taylor University
What do you do when outside departments are moved into the library? How can librarians make their spaces more welcoming to new departments? Is it ever a good thing to have other departments in the library? Learn from experienced library leaders as well as colleagues from outside the library whose departments have relocated into the library.
Tuesday March 14, 2023
Webinar 4: Controlled Digital Lending
Jim Darlack, Senior Director of the Library & Associate Professor at Vanguard University
This presentation will explore the concept of Controlled Digital Lending and current discussions on how libraries can provide remote electronic access to physical collections. Current examples of Controlled Digital Lending will be explored, including options that can be implemented at a relatively low cost.
Tuesday May 9, 2023
Webinar 5: The Future of the CCCU Library
CCCU Library Leadership Council
The CCCU Library Leadership Council will review several documents discussing the future of libraries in general and what might be of interest or concern for CCCU libraries. Documents will include the 2022 Chronicle of Higher Education’s report The Library of the Future and OCLC’s 2021 New Model Library: Pandemic effects and library directions.
Jim Darlack (MSLIS, Drexel University) serves as Senior Director of the O. Cope Budge Library at Vanguard University in Southern California. Jim has over twenty years in library experience, having served at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Goddard Library in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He has served on the executive boards of the Digital Theological Library as well as Empowerment International Christian Ministries — an African-led non-profit that mentors youth in Malawi. He has published essays and reviews in the journal, Theological Librarianship, as well as the Journal of Religious and Theological Information. Jim and his wife, Amanda, moved to Irvine in 2021 from Gloucester, Massachusetts. A self-professed geek, Jim enjoys books, bookbinding, LEGO, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and Star Wars.
Shannon Eaves is the Director of Zondervan Library at Taylor University. She previously served as Director of Library Services at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. During her time at SWU, Shannon oversaw the renovation of Rickman Library and transitioned the library into an Academic Success Center dedicated to serving and supporting all students. She was elected Chair of the Board of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) and oversaw the statewide shared Library Services Platform migration. Shannon has experience working as an Assistant Library Director, Reference Librarian and University Archivist. She is passionate about leveraging library spaces and resources to better support students.
Shannon lives in Anderson, Indiana with her two daughters, Emma Kate and Ellerie.
Tonya Fawcett began serving as the Director of Library Services at Grace College & Seminary in September 2011, having moved to northern Indiana from southwest Ohio. Her undergraduate degree is in English from Cedarville College (now University) and her MLS is from the University of Maryland. She earned her MLS while working as a special librarian for the Electrometric Compatibility Analysis Center in Annapolis, Maryland. The rest of her professional career has been spent in the academic libraries at Cedarville and Grace.
Her interest in assessment began to develop as she administered annual library surveys and LibQUAL+ while at Cedarville. She continues to look for ways to meaningfully demonstrate the library’s value to faculty, administrators, trustees, and everyone and anyone who asks, “do we still need libraries?”
In her spare time, Tonya enjoys sewing, doing home projects, and generally learning to live on “lake time with her husband, Jeff, a Business School dean at Grace. Their lake house is an easy draw for the family, including 6 grandchildren.
Stan Rosenberg is executive director of Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) the CCCU’s study abroad program in Oxford. As the CCCU’s vice president for research and scholarship, he is committed to broadening scholarly and scientific opportunities and raising aspirations in CCCU schools.
CCCU library deans and directors are invited to register for the Library Leadership Webinar Series. The registration fee will cover all 5 webinars. There is no cancellation option for this event, you will receive a recording.
Registration is $25 for all 5 webinars.