The BRASS/RUSA EMERALD AACSB Workshop will help academic business librarians to identify how they can continue to support business schools in the context of a changing environment by considering proposed changes to AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation standards and processes. Dr Dan LeClair, VP and Chief Operating Officer of AACSB International, will give a presentation regarding academic business school accreditation changes designed to shape the future of management education. The workshop will address the challenges facing libraries as they support business schools’ strategic directions, especially in light of emerging AACSB accreditation emphases. Attendees will form breakout groups to reflect and discuss the themes from the presentation and the ways in which this may affect them in their roles. This workshop will facilitate discussion between AACSB and academic business librarians on the future of this relationship.
Dr Dan LeClair, VP and Chief Operating Officer of AACSB International
Dan provides leadership for AACSB’s efforts to advance quality management education worldwide through a wide range of data, education, research, and communication services. His responsibilities encompass more than 70 conferences and seminars delivered around the globe; research and thought leadership initiatives; Knowledge Services and DATADIRECT online survey and reporting system; an award-winning magazine (BizEd) and other publications; marketing and communications; and AACSB’s web properties and social media strategies. He was the principal architect of AACSB’s Knowledge Services, which assists business school leaders worldwide to plan and make decisions using comparable data and information about trends and effective practices. He leads the research teams of AACSB and the Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME), a think tank joint venture of AACSB and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and serves on the steering committee of the UN Global Compact's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Dan has served on numerous industry-wide committees and task forces for organizations, such as GMAC®, Executive MBA Council, Association of Business Schools, and Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. He is an internationally recognized expert, author, and frequent presenter on business education topics. Prior to joining AACSB, Dan was an associate professor in The University of Tampa’s business school, where he also served as associate dean. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida.
Ann Manning Fiegen, BRASS Chair and Business and Economics Librarian, California State University, San Marcos
Ann Manning Fiegen is BRASS Chair 2012—2013 and Librarian for Business and Economics at California State University, San Marcos. Her most recent publications are “Business information literacy: a synthesis of best practices” in Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, 2011; and “Systematic review of research methods: The case study of business instruction” in Reference Services Review, 2010. She received a BRASS Emerald Research Award in 2009 for that research. She has a long standing interest in business information competencies and coauthored with business faculty “Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Instruction in Academic Institutions” in Reference Service Reviews, 2002. She was a member of the ACRL Consultancy for Information Literacy 2000-2002. Prior to her current position she was employed at the University of Arizona Libraries. She earned her M.L.S. from University of Arizona, in Tucson her home town.
Charles Allan, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos
Charles Allan’s subject specialties cover the business disciplines. Allan is the social media coordinator for the university and enjoys sharing research tips through YouTube videos, blogging, and Facebook. Allan is the Co-Chair (along with Carissa Marie Phillips) of the BRASS/CUBL Core Competencies Task Force committee. This committee is currently writing the core competencies (discipline-specific and task-oriented information literacy standards) for business students. The committee is basing the standards on their own professional experience, student and faculty feedback, literature reviews, and employer needs. Allan has an MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bill Russell, Senior VP - External Relations, Emerald Inc. and Practitioner Research Fellow, Exeter University, UK
Bill has worked in globally focused marketing, commercial and Board positions for 27 years. He recently joined the Centre for Innovation and Service Research (ISR) at the University of Exeter Business School from Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, where he had been a Board director for 12 years, responsible for sales and marketing activities. He continues as Senior VP – External Relations at Emerald, advising on strategic decisions influenced by globalization, digitization and the rapidly developing HE sector. During his time at Emerald, the organization more than doubled in size. Particular achievements included a complete overhaul and repositioning of the brand in the digital environment, and the setting up and running of a global network of offices which drove significant growth, particularly in Asian markets.
In the Academic sphere he has been a Visiting Professor at University College London, works on the COUNTER Executive Board, and has served on AACSB’s strategic Committee for Issues in Management Education (CIME). He is also a Director of Insight Consulting. He is currently researching into the adoption of new innovation search techniques by organizations, as firms seek to focus their innovation management resources where they will get the greatest return.
This workshop is for academic business school librarians. Please note that there is no fee payable for delegates to attend this workshop and pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop, please visit our BRASS/RUSA EMERALD AACSB Workshop registration form.