Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 11 am US/EDT
Speakers: Diane Graves

Diane Graves will present a webinar on EDUCAUSE on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11 am US/EST.

Many library professionals are deeply involved in organizations operated by and for librarians.  Meanwhile, as the role of libraries changes in higher education, there is an opportunity for thinking more broadly about what libraries mean in the academy. What is their role in teaching and learning? How do they promote technological literacy? Information literacy? What is their place in conversations about scholarly publishing and the push for Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Data? Some librarians have chosen to become active in EDUCAUSE, an organization that has as its mission helping “those who lead, manage and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level.  EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.”  Diane will describe why she has chosen EDUCAUSE as her professional development “home” and will introduce webinar participants to some of the organization’s signature programs and initiatives.
Diane Graves is Assistant Vice President for Information Resources & University Librarian at Trinity University, San Antonio. Prior to that position, she served first as Library Director, then Dean of Library & Information Services at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. She has also served in library administrative positions at the University of Mississippi and at Loyola University/Chicago. Graves serves as the copyright officer at Trinity and has been involved in numerous building projects. She is also active in the Oberlin Group of Library Directors. From 2007-09, she served on the Steering Committee of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) and from 2009-2012, she served as chair of the faculty senate at Trinity. Graves is serving a second three-year term on the TexShare Advisory Board, she is chair of the Texas Council of Academic Libraries, and also is an elected member of the governing board of the Texas Digital Library. She holds the BA in English and Master of Librarianship degrees from Emory University. From 2005-2009, Diane served on the faculty of the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program, and served as its director for the 2008 and 2009 sessions. In October, 2015, she began a four-year elected term on the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE.
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We hope you will be able to join us for this presentation,
Carmen and Belinda
Carmen Nitsche       
CINforma Consulting  
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Belinda L.  Hurley
Ohio State University Libraries
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