The 2017 LACUNY Institute Planning Committee invites you to mark your calendar for 2017 LACUNY Institute on May 19, 2017 at LaGuardia Community College.


Over the last few decades librarians’ professional roles and responsibilities have been shifting, moving and expanding.  You will notice this with the change in job titles and descriptions.  Libraries have been and will continue to evolve, but how?  The 2017 LACUNY Institute seeks to explore what the future of  librarianship hold.  Better yet, explore what’s next for the academic librarian.  #LACUNY17


The Future of Librarianship: Explore What’s Next for the Academic Librarian

Location: LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach


Barbara Rockenbach is the interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services in the Columbia University Libraries. Previous to this interim role, she was the Director of the Humanities & History Libraries at Columbia where she lead a team of librarians to support the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty by building innovative services around deep research collections in all areas of the humanities. She also led the development of the Digital Humanities Center, which provides services to humanities researchers working with computational tools and methods in the humanities and beyond. Prior to this, Barbara held several positions at Yale University, including Director of Undergraduate and Library Research Education, Instructional Services Librarian in the Arts Library, and writing instructor in the English Department. She has also worked at both JSTOR and ARTstor. She has B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College.