LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
LACUNY Institute 1996

"THE PROFESSIONAL STATUS OF LIBRARIANS IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD"

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1996
BARUCH COLLEGE LIBRARY -- 7TH FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER
151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue) New York, New York 10010


In an era of burgeoning technology developments and shrinking budgets, librarians find themselves constantly responding to new challenges, not the least of which is the safeguarding and advancement of library professionalism. LACUNY '96 Institute will examine this vital question from two perspectives: Image of our profession in society & Professional recognition on the job.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Patricia Schuman, Pres. Neal-Schuman Publishers. Past President, ALA "Reshaping the Vision: Librarians as Leaders in the Information Age"

Norman D. Stevens, Library Director, University of Connecticut "Image of the Librarian: How the Past May Illuminate the Future"

John Berry III, Library Journal "Summing Up -- What Does it All Mean?"

PANEL I -- Librarians in the Culture

Martin H. Raish, SUNY Binghamton: Images of Librarians in commercial films
Kristin McDonough, Baruch College: Literary references to librarians;
Sharon Black, Annenberg School: Network TV depictions of librarians

PANEL II -- Fighting for Professional Respect

Lany W. McDonald, Time, Inc. Libraries;
Carol Ginsburg, Bankers Trust;
Richard Sweeney, N.J. Institute of Technology