Situating Area Studies Librarianship in a Globalised World: New Directions, New Collections

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Situating Area Studies Librarianship in a Globalised World:

New Directions, New Collections

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Sponsored by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Cosponsored by the Literatures in English Section of ACRL
Cosponsored by the Slavic & East European Studies Section of ACRL

ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois USA
Monday, July 13, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
McCormick Place West •
W-180

Foreign languages and area studies live in a new world of cultural and ethnic studies, comparative literature, multiculturalism, and global studies. Established disciplines are morphing into interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary innovations. Popular genres and media -- like film, detective fiction, children's literature, and graphic novels -- are now part of the cultural canon. How do we integrate these new media into our collections? The panel will expound on these new developments and their place in our libraries.
Program Speakers:
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Christopher Bush
Professor of French, Northwestern University
Presentation Title:
The Lost Samurai: Researching Across and Between


Sabine Engel

PhD, Director of the Center for German & European Studies, University of Minnesota
Presentation Title: European Studies: As Important as Ever


Christine Ingebritsen

Professor of Political Science & Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington
Presentation Title: Nordic Studies: A Middle Way


Program Moderator:

Stephen Corrsin

PhD, Assistant Director for Acquisitions, New York Public Library


Supported in part by a generous grant from Jean Touzot Booksellers
Information on previous annual WESS programs available here.
Of particular relevance was the 2007 program, The European Union Today: Constructing European Identity.



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