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Thursday, November 3 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Rolling with the Punches... and Punching Back: The Millennial Librarian’s Approach to Library Budgets and Acquisitions

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We work in libraries that are constantly evolving; collections are shifting formats, budgets are shrinking, and a new crop of millennial librarians are stepping up to lead through these changes. There is no single "right" way to manage a library budget or collection, but the perception of what makes a library great has changed as millennials have begun managing libraries in new and innovative ways. This session will present the budgeting and collection management approaches of several libraries (public, academic, and academic law) under the leadership of veteran library administrators through the eyes of new, millennial leaders. Attendees will then hear these millennial leaders' perspectives on how these strategies can be changed to better suit the libraries' current and future needs, including suggestions on how best to think strategically, with long-term goals in mind, and work with vendors, administration outside of the library (such as boards of directors or university administration), and library staff.


Bobby Hollandsworth

Learning Commons and Digital Studio Coordinator, Clemson University Libraries
Bobby Hollandsworth is the Learning Commons and Digital Studio Coordinator, Business Reference Librarian, and RefWorks Administrator at RM Cooper Library on the campus of Clemson University. He serves as the library liaison to the departments of Economics, Finance, Agribusiness, and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management.

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Ashley Krenelka Chase

Associate Director, Stetson University College of Law - Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library
Ashley Krenelka Chase is the Associate Director at the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.  As Associate Director, Ashley is responsible for the coordination and direction of the law library electronic resources, including database access, web page development, and electronic resource management, as well as coordination of acquisitions and reference and outreach services for the library... Read More →
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Lindsay Cronk

Coordinator of Online Resources and Collections, University of Houston
Collections person.

Ellen Frentzen

Assistant Librarian for Adminstration, Boston University School of Law
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Christine Weaver-Pieh

Collection Resources Manager, Medina County District Library

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401