“The symposium will explore the history of libraries and librarianship at Columbia University, and consider the dramatic changes affecting the future of the field,” explained Neal. “It will give SLS graduates the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow alumni.”
The symposium will begin with a presentation by Wedgeworth, “The Columbia University School of Library Service—History, Achievements, and Alumni Contributions.” Stephen Davis, Director of the Columbia Libraries Digital Program, will lead the discussion: “Moving into the Future—Introduction to the Libraries’ New Digital Initiatives.” Jean Ashton, Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, will conclude the symposium with “The Treasures of the Columbia Libraries—Reflecting on the History of the Libraries at the 250th Anniversary of the University.”
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Columbia University Libraries is one of the top ten academic library systems in the nation, with 9.2 million volumes, over 65,650 serials, as well as extensive collections of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, and other nonprint formats. The collections and services are organized into 25 libraries, supporting specific academic or professional disciplines. Columbia Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff to assist faculty, students, and researchers in their academic endeavors. The Libraries’ website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/ is a gateway to its print and electronic collections and to its services.