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The information market bubble seems to be bursting, for libraries, with many librarians decrying The End Of The Big Deal and looking toward new models for information access and delivery. But it’s not easy to change our academic institutions, or our expectations after an era of plenty in scholarly communications and serial publishing — and many librarians are left wondering how to enact meaningful change in support of a new way of doing things. Jenica Rogers insists that it can be done, and done well. She will speak to the skills and resources librarians and administrators need to build in order to create thoughtful change at the local level, to make hard decisions with confidence, and to build community around the ever-evolving needs of libraries.
Director of Libraries, State University of New York at Potsdam
Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, coming from a background in cataloging, collection development, and staff training.
Jenica’s current professional interests include interrogating the ways our information economy is breaking down and reforming now that the internet changed everything, figuring out what the role of a library is in a reality in which warehousing books is sort of passé, and informing, mentoring, and supporting new library professionals as they hit the real world face first and at full speed.
Jenica earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 and in 2009, a particularly good year, she earned tenure and promotion to Associate Librarian, was promoted to Director of Libraries, received a SUNY Potsdam President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, and was nominated one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers.