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Thursday, November 3

12:45pm EDT

Habits of Highly Effective Weeding Teams and their Role in the Circular Economy
As renovation and large scale weeding projects are on the rise, academic librarians are faced with planning these projects while navigating restrictive policies on the handling of discarded books. Join representatives from the Love Library at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University Library at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Better World Books as we outline specific innovative steps to streamline the process, decrease weeding fatigue and remove barriers such as "surplus only" policies to find a reuse option that has a more positive impact on society, the environment, and global literacy.

The session will include a brief overview from both libraries providing clever and unique solutions to challenges with budget cuts and internal process followed by an engaging discussion with the audience.
Session attendees will be offered a weeding planning tool as well as step-by-step instructions on approaches that worked for the libraries.


Natalie Bulick

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Indiana State University

Kathy Marks

Strategic Sales Director-Libraries, Better World Books
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Tom Reich

Acquisitions, Gifts, & Collection Development Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Collection Development Coordinator & Head of Acquisitions, Gift Librarian. Professor, Reference and Instruction Librarian. Liaison to History, International Studies & Peace Studies, Political Science, and Military Science.
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Anne Swenson

Acquisitions, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University Library

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

12:45pm EDT

Reviews of eResources for Libraries: Relevant or Retro?
A lively lunch structured to stimulate the exchange of information and opinions on the value of reviews, their influence on the purchase (or de-accession) of e-resources, trends in selection of e-resources, and new collaborative reviewing efforts. A brief panel presentation will open the luncheon. Different perspectives will be offered:

Librarian perspective (academic and public):
How do librarians use reviews? How do they evaluate, select, and/or cancel e-products? Who is involved in selection process? What kinds of information in reviews are most helpful? Are reviews providing a meaningful means of discovery of databases for librarians, faculty, and other researchers? How is the profession trending in terms of evaluating new products? What is overall toolbox for the selection of e-resources?

Publisher perspective:
How important are reviews to publishers? Do they still carry the same weight in purchasing decisions? How do reviews affect marketing and the development of new products/subjects?

Community/collaborative perspective:
What efforts have been undertaken to create community/consortia-based or crowd-sourced analytic reviews of databases? What are the challenges in creating and sustaining collaborative ventures? How are review sources evolving to meet current needs?

The panel presentation will be followed by an open discussion and exchange of ideas/opinions among all panelists and luncheon attendees, with the goal of attaining a broader understanding of the relevance of electronic resource reviews to various stakeholders and the ways in which traditional review processes are evolving/should evolve to address current library needs and expectations. The panelists will actively seek feedback from luncheon attendees. This is meant to be an interactive discussion.

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Diane Klare

Head of Reference Services, Wesleyan University
Diane Klare is Head of Reference Services/Interim Manager of Technical Services at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She joined Wesleyan in 2002 and has served as Head of Reference services since 2006. From 2014 until 2016, she held the position of Interim University... Read More →
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Cheryl LaGuardia

Research Librarian, Harvard University
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George Machovec

Executive Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and Managing Editor, ccAdvisor, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
I am the executive director of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. My expertise revolves around library consortia, shared print programs, union catalogs and e-resource licensing. I am the managing editor of The Charleston Advisor/ccAdvisor.
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Stephen Rhind-Tutt

President, Alexander Street Press
Rhind-Tutt has worked in electronic publishing for libraries for more than 27 years. Before co-founding Alexander Street Press in 2000, he worked for Gale, Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey, and SilverPlatter in a number of different roles. During that time he was responsible for the creation... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 4

12:30pm EDT

Rolling with a Purpose (16th Health Sciences Lively Lunch)
Sponsored by Rittenhouse

Moderator Deborah Blecic will convene this year’s hosted but no holds barred Lively Lunch session. She will provide a few general remarks and will highlight why this year’s three presentations are all relevant to this year’s conference theme. Time will be left for lively discussion between speakers and session attendees.

After a few words of greeting by the hosts, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc., Ramune Kubilius will provide a brief (traditional) annual update of interesting and noteworthy trends in the health publishing and health information sectors that occurred or were noticed since the 2015 conference.

David Parker and Taney Shondel of Alexander Street will share some insights on providing online medical / health video content, including some inherent challenges and opportunities provided by this medium.

A few years ago, it could be argued that “more is better”, but in times of tightened collection budgeting, libraries often need to make strategic collection decisions. G. Randall Watts will share highlights of “Life After “The Big Deal” (first presented in a 2016 Medical Library Association (MLA) conference poster presentation).

Health professional education is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. How can libraries anticipate and address the information and resource needs for the curricula of these programs? Elizabeth Hinton and Susan Clark will share highlights of “Designing a Library Resource Module for an Interprofessional Curriculum” (highlighting their experience, first described in a 2016 MLA conference poster).

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Deborah Blecic

Collections Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago


Susan Clark

Director, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Elizabeth Hinton

Reference Librarian, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Ramune Kubilius

Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
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David Parker

VP, Editorial & Licensing, Alexander Street a ProQuest Company
David Parker is VP Editorial and Licensing for Alexander Street – the leading provider of video, multi-media databases and unique, curated content to the global university library market. Prior to his role with Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as... Read More →

Taney Shondel

Senior Editor, Alexander Street Press, a ProQuest Company

G. Randall Watts

Assistant Director for Resource Management, Medical University of South Carolina Library

Friday November 4, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
39 Rue de Jean 39 John Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

Beyond Usage: Measuring the Value of Library Resources
Libraries and publishers rely more and more on usage data to evaluate content. However, there are other considerations beyond raw data; context is vital, and format and subject matter will be reflected in the numbers. This panel will present a range of perspectives and findings dealing with the challenges of usage analysis from a librarian at a large state university, a librarian from a small private university, a streaming video publisher, and a humanities aggregator. In libraries, COUNTER statistics reports play an important role in decisions but we'll also hear about the frustrations all libraries face in data analysis and the factors beyond just usage data that drive collection decisions. Libraries rely heavily on their discovery systems, but how can one measure the impact---good or bad---that a discovery system has on e-resource usage? How do existing metrics stack up for usage of non-traditional formats, and what are additional ways to consider the value of visual resources? How can publishers reconcile their goal of providing the best possible user experience with that of driving usage? This panel will encourage libraries and publishers to engage in a broader dialogue about measures of value. Bring your questions, tips, and experiences with usage data and join the conversation.

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Ann Snoeyenbos

Manager, International Sales and Special Markets, Project MUSE

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Elizabeth Brown

Publisher Relations Manager, Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press
I work at Project MUSE, and my focus is on journals.

Alice Eng

Electronic Resources Librarian, Wake Forest University
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Tom Humphrey

Director of Sales & Strategy, Kanopy

Elizabeth Siler

Collection Development Librarian, UNC Charlotte
I am currently the Collection Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte. I manage the acquisition and decision making process for both our print and electronic materials as well as managing the budget. I am especially interested in textbook affordability and open access publishing as... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

Creating Subject Profiles: Combining the University's Academic Landscape with the Library Collection to Begin Conversations and Inform Future Based Decision Making
This presentation identifies the challenges faced and the strategies used to create this hybrid style document. By taking the concept of a traditional or standard collection development policy/statement in a different direction and enriching it with data curated from relevant sources, this subject profile style allows for interpreting the collection with a broader perspective. As a new Collection Strategist, collaborating with Subject Liaisons was part of this project. Preparing these documents was also a teachable moment for me, creating an opportunity for a deep dive into subject areas, collections and the users they serve. The content of these profiles was also intended to inform future decisions by the Collection Strategies Department and Library administration. A brief and concise subject profile could be the basis for conversations regarding materials selection as well being a point of departure for discussions regarding budgets, stakeholder needs and plans for physical library spaces.


Belen Fernandez

Collection Strategist, University of California, Davis
I am the Collection Strategist responsible for Art and Humanities. 

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

12:45pm EDT

Why Business Content Subscriptions Can Drive Us Crazy, and What to Do About It: A dialogue with business librarians, business vendors, and the audience on best practices and solutions
Business databases have a reputation for being expensive, having problematic licensing terms, and generally being a pain to work with. This reputation is particularly common among collection development and e-resources librarians in general libraries. In addition to affordability, issues can include licensing restrictions to specific campus populations and locations, requirements that users create personal accounts, severe download restrictions, not working with consortiums, and shutting down summer access to prevent usage by student interns. On the other hand, business vendors must design their products and licensing to work with many types of customers: corporations, government agencies, consultants, and academia. Their content is often very expensive to produce, and vendors sometimes have to license content from third-party providers that have their own pricing and licensing issues.

To help better understand why business databases can be challenging to work with, and to propose recommendations on how libraries and business vendors can best work together, a group of business librarians and business vendors will lead this lively lunch discussion. The librarians will represent both business libraries and general libraries, and will present case studies representing different types and sizes of campuses. The vendors will represent specialized business content publishers. Together we will discuss how business information is different, why business vendors behave differently, examples of challenges in working with business vendors, examples of challenges in working with libraries, and recommendations & best practices. We will invite audience participation throughout.

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Betsy Clementson

Director, Turchin Business Library, Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business
Betsy Clementson began her information career at an investment bank and seeks to keep context at the center of her research instruction. At the Freeman School she partners with professors to develop sessions emphasizing academic and real-world information skills.
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Steve Cramer

Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian, UNC Greensboro
I am the UNCG Business & Economics Librarian. I'm co-chairing the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference, which will take place in Durham NC in Fall 2020, https://entrelib.org/. Previously I worked at Duke University and Davenport College. I'm co-founder of Business Librarianship... Read More →
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Cynthia Cronin-Kardon

Business Reference & Resource Development Librarian, Lippincott Library at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylviania
I love this conference and have been coming for years. Being a Librarian allows me to learn new things everyday and help researchers in discovering the data resources they require.I love bike riding, my family (which now includes two little grandsons), my cat and GARDENING!!!!
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Corey Seeman

Director, Kresge Library Services, University of Michigan
Corey Seeman is the Director of Kresge Library Services of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The unit has recently undergone a great transformation from a traditional library to an electronic-only library service group with the completion of the Ross Construction... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403