ERIC Number: ED430583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Consortial Leadership: Cooperation in a Competitive Environment. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (130th, Albuquerque, NM, May 14-16, 1997).
Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.
The program of the 130th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) explored the leadership challenges posed by the juxtapositions of cooperation and competing priorities in a consortial environment. Following an opening and welcome (Gloria Werner, ARL Presiding President), and a Keynote Address, "Defining Successful Leadership" (David Campbell), the first session, "Cooperative Ventures: Experiences from Other Sectors," was introduced by Carole Moore and included the following papers: "Competitive Cooperation Among Foreign Language and Area Studies Centers" (Gilbert W. Merkx); "Partnering as a Competitive Strategy: Lessons from the Los Alamos National Laboratory" (Thomas Garcia); and "The Art Museum Network as a Tool for Cooperative Programming" (Maxwell L. Anderson). The luncheon session, "Government Relations Update" was introduced by Nancy Cline and included these papers: "Lessons from the WIPO Negotiations of December 1996" (Douglas Bennett); "The Context and Politics of WIPO Negotiations" (James G. Neal); and "Canadian Copyright Law Reform and the Cancopy License Renewal" (Graham Hill). The second session, "Building Community from Diversity" was introduced by Nancy L. Baker and included the following papers: "Redefining America: Diversity in the 21st Century" (Evelyn Hu-DeHart) and "Santa Fe Affordable Housing Program" (Joseph Montoya and Steve Bruger). The third session, "Lessons from Library Consortia" was introduced by Ken Frazier and included these papers: "Trends in Library Consortia" (William G. Potter); "Consortial Leadership: Essential Elements for Success" (Barbara McFadden); and "Consortia: A Tool for Building a Knowledge Commons" (Richard E. Lucier). Papers from the ARL Town Meeting are also included: "Organizational Arrangements for Shared Digital Collections" (Douglas Bennett) and "Using ILL/DD Performance Measures" (Shirley K. Baker and Mary E. Jackson). Appendices include reports from the ARL business meeting; AAU/ARL Global Status Report; selected definitions and readings; audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 1996; and ARL attendance list. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Competition, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Leadership, Library Associations, Partnerships in Education, Research Libraries, Universities
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