Library Colloquium, September 21st

Please join the University Libraries for a colloquium event to showcase the research and professional development activities of our faculty and staff.  We will meet at 1:00 on September 21st in the Learning Lab on the first floor of the North Reading Room in Melville Library.  Please register here.

This first event in our 2017-2018 academic year series will feature four speakers:


Managing Identities and Entities

Violeta Ilik

This presentation will provide insight into why the term “Identity Management” is being used with increased frequency in libraries where the familiar term is “Authority Control.” Librarians and technologists are interested in understanding the difference between those two terms to prepare for the use of the authority files and identity management registries in various settings. The linked data model for managing data relationships provides an opportunity for a more open and integrated approach to identifying and providing description of and access to library resources via their associated entities. In the linked data model, entities can be represented by multiple authoritative entity descriptions expressing different forms of name and descriptive aspects for the entity.


Digital Badges for Information Literacy

Darren Chase


Resource Sharing IDS

Jennifer DeVito


The Library as Forum: Building Connections through Speaker Events

Kate Kasten

The development of the liaison model in academic libraries has had important implications for the relationship between librarians and teaching faculty members. Modes of outreach to departments are conditioned by a variety of factors, and can have a profound effect on the library’s image on campus. This presentation describes and analyzes programming implemented to position the library as a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on campus and as a platform for faculty research. This programming, conceived primarily as a series of speaker events, was created with an emphasis on research in the humanities and lettered social sciences. By partnering with these departments in order to create speaker-centric, discussion-focused programming, the library built relationships and fulfilled its responsibility to promote academic engagement. Simultaneously, these events helped the campus community, and particularly the faculty, to see the libraries as a forum for scholarly exchange.


The next event in this series, devoted to Open Access, will take place during Open Access week at 1:00 on October 26th.  Please consult the library website for updates.

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
Kate Kasten-Mutkus
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