The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication (FCLSC), also known as the Classics Librarians’ Forum, brings together librarians and researchers interested in classical studies, in order to promote the exchange of information and ideas and to collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The impetus for the forum grew out of meetings at Princeton University and the Center for Hellenic Studies in 2004. As an officially affiliated group of the Society for Classical Studies since 2005, the Forum aims to support initiatives of the SCS relating to libraries and scholarly communication.
The officers of the Forum are Jeremy Ott (University of California, Berkeley), chair, and Megan Daly (University of Florida), secretary. Their term lasts two years from January 2021 to January 2023.
Past chairs have included David M. Ratzan (ISAW/New York University), Rhea Lesage (Harvard), Colin McCaffrey (Yale University), Lucie Stylianopoulos (University of Virginia), Rebecka Lindau (American Academy at Rome), Catherine Mardikes (University of Chicago), David Sullivan (University of Notre Dame), and Gerald Heverly (New York University).
Annual Meeting 2021 (Chicago, IL – VIRTUAL)
The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communications held its annual meeting on Jan. 5, 2021 at 12-2pm CST, as part of the AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. As with the rest of the Joint Meeting, this was a virtual session on Zoom. The meeting was open and free.
The second half of the meeting was given over to a special presentation.
The New Normal for Academic Libraries in a Post-Pandemic World (1:00-2:00pm CST)
Presentation by Barbara Rockenbach, University Librarian, Yale University
Response by Simon Neame, Dean of Libraries, UMass Amherst
For information about the recording of this presentation, see our new item here.
A draft of the meeting minutes is available here.
Please address all questions to Jeremy Ott (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megan Daly (email@example.com).