Skip to content

Information Technology: What Keeps Me Awake at Night

CO-ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Carol Pitts DiedrichsDirector of Libraries at The Ohio State University, will speak at this year’s annual meeting of the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (CO-ASIS&T). Carol’s presentation Information Technology: What Keeps Me Awake at Night will focus on a series of issues which pose new challenges and opportunities for the modern research library. In particular, issues of relevance for The Ohio State University Libraries, including data curation, discoverability of library resources, preservation of digital content, and the impact of the Google Books Project and e-readers on library collections.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet OSU’s new Director of Libraries, and also visit the renovated William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library. Housing significant print collections, digital information resources, spaces for individual study, and areas for interactive group learning, the Thompson’s original, unique architectural features have now been restored to their original grandeur.

WHEN: Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:45 PM
6:00 – 6:30 PM Refreshments and Networking
6:30 – 7:45 PM Presentation and Q & A
WHERE: Campus Reading Room, 11th Floor
Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, 43210
The Ohio State University Main Campus Ph: 614-292-6785
PARKING is available at the Neil Avenue Parking Garage, 1801 Neil Avenue, just southwest of the Library.

RSVP for this free program with Patricia Furney, Program Chair, at

Carol Pitts Diedrichs returned to The Ohio State University in 2010 as Director of Libraries. The bulk of Carol’s career was spent at OSU (1987-2003) in a variety of positions. From 2003 to 2009, she served as Dean of Libraries, William T. Young Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky. Carol currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Research Libraries, served a term as president of ALCTS, and for 13 years served as editor in chief of Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services. Carol is a frequent speaker, author and consultant. Her work has been recognized by three awards from the American Library Association including the 2008 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award from ALCTS.

Many thanks to Carol Diedrichs and The Ohio State Libraries for hosting this event and providing refreshments for this year’s annual meeting. We look forward to seeing you at the Thompson Library Campus Reading Room, 11th Floor, on Thursday Evening, September 16th, 2010.

*To receive a copy of the slides from the presentation please contact a CO-ASIS&T executive committee member.