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2007 SSP Librarian Focus Group

February 8, 2007, The American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, DC

How are library systems and services evolving to meet the needs of the 21st-century user? What’s happening with the old sources of funding, and are there new ones? How is a library’s mission defined, and how much control does the librarian have to change it? What are the key concerns with technology, funding, and copyright? How can publishers support and benefit from the changing role of the library?

Experts from leading academic, corporate, and government libraries will answer these questions and more while discussing how they serve today’s library patrons and the policies and technologies that drive their business practices.

Directors of publishing and marketing managers won’t want to miss this insider’s view of today’s and tomorrow’s libraries. The day-long program will include a formally moderated panel discussion, free-form Q&A, and a networking lunch with panelists and other attendees.


  • Robert Oakley, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Suzanne Grefsheim, National Institutes of Health Library
  • James King, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Cindy Hill, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Karen Cary, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
  • Deborah Slingluff, Johns Hopkins University
  • Beth Smith, Pfizer Global Research & Development
  • Eileen Lawrence, Alexander Street Press