Open Invitation: LACUNY's International Relations Roundtable Meeting on September 26

The following announcement was shared with us by LACUNY's International Relations Roundtable. Librarians from across NYC and Westchester County are welcome to attend. To gain entrance into CUNY's Grad Center, please email John Carey, Co-Chair, LACUNY International Relations Roundtable.


For its Fall 2014 meeting, the LACUNY International Relations Roundtable will host a program focusing on library support for campus internationalization initiatives. Our speakers are Steve Witt (University of Illinois), Laurie Kutner (University of Vermont), and Elizabeth Cooper (University of Colorado, Denver). Their research represents the first attempt to measure the intensity and scope of international-related activities across academic libraries in the U.S.

The presenters surveyed U.S. academic libraries to establish baseline data on their contributions to campus internationalization. Additionally, follow-up interviews were conducted with library deans and directors to elucidate a deeper picture of the intersection of the academic library and campus internationalization. The presenters will both summarize the results of their research and facilitate discussion on how the results reflect (or not) the specific institutional experiences of CUNY librarians.

Additionally, the presenters will facilitate discussion on how libraries can move forward with internationalization, including developing best practices and assessing the academic library’s support for campus internationalization efforts. Details are:

Friday, September 26, 2014
2:30pm to 4pm
Room C201
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Please join us.