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Future of the Research Library Speaker Series

Presented by the University of Maryland Libraries, the lecture series explores the role of a modern research library in a rapidly changing environment. Invited speakers will inform, provoke, and otherwise engage our thinking in different and innovative ways. These free events are open to all members of the campus community and the general public.

Upcoming Event:

Spanning the Globe to Bring You the Collective Collection

Speaker: Kimberly Armstrong, Director of Library Initiatives,
Big Ten Academic Alliance

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Location: McKeldin 6137 (Special Events Room)


About Kim Armstrong

As leader of the Library Initiatives of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Kim works with the directors of libraries to identify and facilitate cooperative programs, and serves as liaison to library-related working groups. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in music from Appalachian State University, and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has more than twenty years’ experience working in academic libraries and consortia, the most recent eight years as Deputy Director at the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, where she was a 2015 University of Illinois' Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award winner. Kim has led and managed collections, licensing and public service units and programs, and is a frequent speaker and writer on open access, scholarly communication, and large-scale collaboration.