January 16, 2007

Sacramento State library symposium
"Visions of Change: Academic Libraries in Transition"

Sacramento State’s University Library is hosting a one-day symposium titled “Visions of Change: Academic Libraries in Transition” on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Sacramento State Alumni Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Speakers include recognized library leaders from academic institutions who have all brought about significant changes in their libraries.

They include: Chandra McKenzie, assistant provost & director of the library, Rochester Institute of Technology; R. Bruce Miller, university librarian, University of California, Merced; David Lewis, dean of the university library, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indiana; Michael Miller, dean of library services, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Diane Parr Walker, deputy university director, University of Virginia. There will also be a discussion with speakers moderated by Carlos Rodriguez, director of library information technology at Sacramento State.

The day will begin with a welcome from Alexander Gonzalez, President of Sacramento State, and opening remarks by Tamara Frost Trujillo, acting library director and senior associate dean.

“We are very much looking forward to the symposium and the presentations from our speakers,” says Trujillo. “The symposium is a great way of sharing information with a large group of individuals.”

In addition to librarians from Sacramento State, other CSU campuses and the Sacramento area, members of the broader campus community are invited to attend. According to Trujillo, “the symposium will be helpful to us as we work through the strategic planning process in our library and engage in a search for a new library dean.”

For more information, visit the University Library website at http://library.csus.edu/symposium or call (916) 278-6467.

For media assistance, contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.