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The 2016 Hunter Forum @ALA Midwinter in Boston

Dec 03, 2015

The Hunter Forum 2016 @ ALA Midwinter


The Hunter Forum at ALA Midwinter 2016

Raising the stakes: Librarians as partners in the research enterprise for high-impact university outcomes


Date: Saturday, January 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET


Location: Renaissance Waterfront Hotel (across the street from Boston Convention Center)


Register by December 31, 2015 to reserve your seat:





Librarians are known for their expertise in acquisition and ensuring discoverability of resources for researchers.  As the role of the library continues to evolve, an increasing focus is on ensuring accessibility and discoverability of intellectual output, and showcasing resources from researchers. These resources include a wide range of research outputs, such as full-text articles, data, learning materials, presentations, and press clippings.


Services built on the underlying skills librarians already have – analyzing, cataloging, influencing, negotiation, and purchasing – can enable tools and add value in the form of deep reporting and analytics.


Register for the 2016 Hunter Forum to hear perspectives from around the research enterprise on how librarians are managing the growing volume of information and positioning themselves for a mission-critical collaboration!





Laurie Taylor

Laurie Taylor
Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Florida


How has the University of Florida (UF) supported researchers and funder requirements? How does UF ensure the intellectual outputs of its researchers are discoverable and accessible?



Augusta Rohrback

Augusta Rohrbach, PhD
Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University


How does the research office and the library work together to support researcher and faculty expectations with services?



Scott Warren

Scott Warren
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Syracuse University

What are the research information, networking and collaboration strategies and challenges that libraries can support? 



 H. Frederick Dylla

H. Frederick Dylla
STM Association Article Sharing Working Group
Executive Director and CEO, Emeritus
American Institute of Physics


STM's consultation on sharing via scholarly collaboration networks. How will these networks impact how researchers access and share journal articles and the evolving services from librarians and publishers?



Moderator: Kelechi Okere, Global Director of Pure, Elsevier



*Full description of Frederick Dylla's presentation:


Scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) are platforms that allow researchers to develop and maintain professional relationships. SCNs also enable researchers to share information such as journal articles, participate in discussions and embark on collaborations. There are many such networks including several that have become quite popular, for example:, Colwiz, Mendeley, ResearchGate and Zotero. These networks facilitate the long-standing practice among researchers of sharing articles of interest with collaborators. However, as the use of sharing networks grows, the ambiguity over how to access, share and use journal articles on platforms and tools like SCNs has become apparent.


For this reason, the STM Association formed a working group in 2014 to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of article sharing. The working group held a community-wide consultation on a draft set of guiding principles and has presented a revised “voluntary principles” document in August 2015. This collaborative effort which included useful commentary from the library community has prompted a number of publishers to re-examine and revise their respective policies on authors’ use of such networks; it has also generated a technical working group to help platforms tackle the challenge of identifying article versions with additional metadata.