Fiat Flux: Changing Universities, Challenges for Libraries

Conference Information

The last several years have been particularly challenging for higher education and academic libraries as universities see a growth of online education, moves towards greater open access, student diversification and globalization, all within the context of drastic budgetary reductions and changing sources of revenue for public education.

Please join the Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley Division as we explore the major trends emerging in higher education, and how libraries participate in, benefit from, and respond to these changes.

When: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday, October 21, 2011
Where: David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley CA


The conference program includes a keynote speech, a panel discussion, poster sessions, lightning talks and breakout sessions

  • Christopher Edley, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), on “The Future of Public Education at UC”
  • “Fiat Fix: a Panel Discussion” featuring Steven Brint, UC Riverside, John Willinsky, Stanford University; and Maria Elena Cortez, University Council, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Lightning talks plus breakout sessions by University of California librarians David Michalski and Daniel Goldstein (Davis); Adam Siegel (Davis) ; Brian Mathews (Santa Barbara); and Virginia Allison (Irvine).

The conference is free but there are a limited number of spots available. Registration will begin in mid-September.