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From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: USD's Digital Initiatives Symposium April 29-30
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 14:30:30 -0400
Registration is now open for the University of San Diego Library’s 2024 Digital Initiatives Symposium. A number of speakers will be well familiar to our community, including CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch. See details below.

-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI

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Join the University of San Diego's Copley Library for the Ten-Year Anniversary of the Digital Initiatives Symposium, scheduled for April 29-30, 2024 in sunny San Diego. 

This two-day conference focuses on the digital elements of library ecosystems and features workshops and a variety of speakers. View the full program at: and register now at

Keynote and Featured Speakers for 2024:

  • Bryan Alexander, Senior Scholar, Georgetown University; "What's Next for Higher Education?"
  • Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Director, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives; "Narratives Told. Narratives Lost: Reflecting on Authentic Spaces for Library Digital Decolonization Strategies and Programs Four Years Post George Floyd"
  • Isabel Espinal, Research Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; "Digital and Physical Safety & Knowledge Work Bravery"

Registration Information:

  • $150 registration covers both a workshop and concurrent presentations (Monday, April 29) and keynotes, featured, and invited speakers (Tuesday, April 30). Includes the Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception on Monday (4-5:30 pm) as well as continental breakfast and lunch on both Monday and Tuesday.
  • $100 registration covers the full-day conference (Tuesday, April 30, 2024) with keynote, featured, and invited speakers, as well as continental breakfast and catered lunch.
  • $65 registration covers a workshop and concurrent sessions on Monday, April 29, 2024. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, a choice of one workshop, concurrent presentations, and a Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception (4-5:30 pm).

Workshop choices: (Monday, April 29, 9 am - 12 pm) Note that workshops have limited capacity and may sell out.

  • Copyright and Access in the Remote Digital Era, Kyle Courtney, Esq., Copyright Advisor, Harvard University
  • Examining the Use and Implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) to OER, Regina Gong, Associate Dean for Student Success and Diversity, University of San Diego
  • Acquiring Commercial Data Sets for Library Collections: A Review of Related Issues, Julia Gelfand, Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian, University of California, Irvine; and Cynthia Elliott, Lead, Collection Management Unit, University of Arizona Libraries
  • Designing Your Digital Exhibit and Plan, Mēgan A. Oliver, Head of Digital Projects, University of Missouri Kansas City Libraries
  • Auditing Diversity in the Stacks, Melissa Gonzalez, Collection Development Coordinator, University of West Florida

Remaining Scholarship Opportunities:

  • If you are a librarian or archivist with 5-10 years of experience in the profession you may apply for complementary registration to the full symposium. The first five applicants will be awarded this scholarship. To apply email (Note: If you are employed by a SCELC-member organization, please apply for a SCELC scholarship; see below.)
  • SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium) has generously funded fifteen complimentary registrations to the full symposium. If you are a librarian or archivist employed by a SCELC-member organization you may apply for complementary registration to the full symposium. The first fifteen applicants will be awarded this scholarship. To apply email
We look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium!

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd
Dean of the University Library
Helen K. and James S. Copley Library
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-7522
Fax: (619) 849-8301

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