ACRL announces invited speakers for 13th National Conference

Contact: Margot Conahan

For Immediate Release
May 30, 2006

ACRL announces invited speakers for 13th National Conference

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce a distinguished lineup of invited paper presenters for the ACRL 13th National Conference, "Sailing into the Future - Charting Our Destiny," to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29 - April 1, 2007.
These speakers will examine topics including the science of learning, privacy and intellectual property issues, technology and academic librarianship, and issues and trends in higher education.

Luz Mangurian, professor of Biology, Towson University (retired)

Luz Mangurian, recently retired, was professor of Biology at Towson University.
She also was the director of The Alliance for Applied Cognition and Teaching, as well as the director of Faculty Excellence.
Mangurian taught human anatomy and physiology, histology, embryology, molecular mechanisms of development, biology of women, and using information effectively in science.
During her presentation at the Baltimore conference, she'll discuss her research on learning and the neurosciences and how it can be applied in higher education.

Tracy Mitrano, director of IT Policy and of Computer Policy & Law Program, Cornell University

Tracy Mitrano is the director of IT Policy and Computer Policy and Law Programs for the Office of Information Technologies at Cornell. Mitrano also is an adjunct assistant professor in the Information Science Program.
A 2002 graduate of the Frye Institute, and since then a member of its faculty, currently she is the chair of Internet 2 InCommon Steering Committee and co-chair of the Internet 2/EDUCAUSE Security Task Force, Law and Policy Team.
Mitrano will focus on issues of privacy and intellectual property during her presentation at the ACRL National Conference.

David Silver, assistant professor, Communication, University of Washington

David Silver teaches communication at the University of Washington and also serves as the director of the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies.
His research interests focus primarily around the intersections between digital media and contemporary cultures, with a focus on social movements of resistance.
Starting this fall, he will join the department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco.
Silver's presentation will focus on technology and its impact on academic librarianship and higher education.

Sanford Ungar, president, Goucher College

Prior to assuming his position as president of Goucher College, Sanford Ungar was director of the Voice of America, the U.S. government's principal international broadcasting agency, for two years, and from 1986 until 1999, was dean of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. Between 1980 and 1983, Ungar was the host of several programs on National Public Radio, including the award-winning "All Things Considered." He has also been Washington editor of
The Atlantic, managing editor of
Foreign Policy magazine, and a staff writer for
The Washington Post. He was a correspondent for United Press International in Paris and for
Newsweek in Nairobi, and for many years contributed to
The Economist. During his presentation, Ungar will focus on academic and administrative perspectives, as well as trends and issues in higher education.

Complete details about the conference are online at Registration will open in September 2006.
Questions about the conference should be directed to
, 312-280-2522.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.