Lee Dirks, director of Education & Scholarly Communications in Microsoft’s External Research division, presented "The Next Generation Scholarly Communication Ecosystem: Implications for Librarians" at the fifth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dirks shared his insights with the crowd in the auditorium of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. A copy of his presentation may be accessed here. For those who were unable to attend, the video from the event is available on UNC at Chapel Hill's YouTube channel.
While visiting campus, Dirks met with students, faculty and staff. He also made a special presentation on "Transforming Scholarly Communication" to the University's Scholarly Communication Group and the SILS Metadata Research Center.
Hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, the OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science is funded through a special endowment from the OCLC Online Computer Library Center to honor Dr. Frederick G. Kilgour former president of OCLC and distinguished professor at SILS before his death in 2006. The fund supports an annual lecture bringing together scholars and leaders from around the world to share innovative ideas and cutting-edge research.
Lee Dirks shares a laugh with Deborah Jakubs, university librarian and vice provost for Library Affairs, Duke University and a member of SILS Board of Visitors, during a reception that followed the lecture.
Jay Jordan, president of OCLC and a member of SILS Board of Visitors; Simon Spero, SILS doctoral student; and Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshamer distinguished professor catch up on the latest trends in library and information science.