Libraries: Called to collaborate – UND Today
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"Three dozen librarians, archivists and their counterparts gathered at UND for the annual symposium of the North Dakota-Manitoba Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The ACRL is a professional organization that provides networking opportunities and regional and national conferences at which members of the academic library community can share new projects and research.
Keynote speaker Stephanie Baltzer Kom, Head of Technical Services for the ND State Historical Society Archives, began the event by addressing the unspoken character quirk of some attendees. 'A lot of people who get into libraries, archives and museums—we’re all pretty high on the introversion scale, if I say so myself,' she said to the polite chuckles of the crowd. 'Collaboration for us can be a little hard, because you have to put yourself out there.'
This year’s symposium theme was 'Better Together'– a call to libraries to crack out of that shy shell and start building partnerships. Newly-appointed chapter president and UND Dean of Libraries Stephanie Walker said it was a perfect year for UND to host, because she and her team have a lot of recent successes to share."