The Cyprus Fulbright Commission, cordially invites you on
Tuesday, April 5, 11:30-1:30 at the J.W. Fulbright Center (next to the Ledra Palace hotel, UN buffer zone)
for the lecture
“Academic Libraries in the Age of Cooperation: A View From the United States” by Anne Richardson Kenney.
Ms. Kenney is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Cornell University Library system. Anne Kenney leads one of the world's largest research libraries, with a total budget of over $50 million, a staff of more than 450 and more than 8 million volumes with 20 constituent libraries located in Ithaca, Geneva (N.Y.), New York City and Doha (Qatar).
Anne Kenney came to Cornell Library in 1987 and served as associate director for the Department of Preservation and Conservation until 2001. During that time, and from 2002 to 2006 as associate university librarian for instruction, research and information services, she helped spearhead a period of change and growth that has made Cornell Library a leader in digitization, digital preservation, network access, strategic partnerships, and scholarly publishing. Kenney is known internationally for her training programs and pioneering work in developing standards for digitizing library materials that have been adopted by organizations around the world, including such important archives as JSTOR, the Scholarly Journal Archive. She is the co-author of three award-winning monographs and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and reports. She has been the recipient of several awards, including: Yahoo en español's 2002 award in the category "Internet y computadoras"; the Society of American Archivists' Best Book Award (Leland Prize) in 1997 and 2000 for books on digital imaging for libraries and archives; the SAA Preservation Publication Award in 1995 and 2004; and the 2001 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology from the American Library Association. More recently, her work to develop collaborative arrangements with other leading research libraries, including a partnership with Columbia University Libraries, is being regarded as critical to the future organizational structures in the academy.
Kenney serves on the Board of the Association Research Libraries, the Visiting Committee for the Center for Jewish History, and serves on the Social Science Research Council's Committee on Libraries and Archives of Cuba. She is a fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists, has served as a commissioner of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (National Archives), and was a member of the Clinton/Gore presidential transition team.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or call at +357 22-669757, ext. 32 to confirm your attendanceby Thursday, March 31, for planning purposes