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Thursday, November 3

12:45pm EDT

How Time Flies: Reflections on 30 years in Acquisitions with a Few Suggestions for the Future
An opportunity to look back and reflect on how Acquisitions has changed in 30 years from the viewpoint of the vendor/publisher and librarians. The panel members will provide a brief overview of their professional path and thoughts on what has most changed in acquisitions and vending over the years. The panel hopes to include the audience to share their own experiences.

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Eleanor I. Cook

Assistant Director for Discovery & Technology Services, East Carolina University
Eleanor I. Cook has worked in the library field for over 30 years, and is currently Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services at Joyner Library at East Carolina University. She has had various technical services responsibilities including both monographic and serials/e-resources... Read More →
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Denise D Novak

Acquisitions Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University
Denise Novak is a senior librarian and Acquisitions Librarian for the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. She is currently a member of the American Library Association Council. She is a former president of NASIG, served two terms as treasurer of NASIG, and has served on committees... Read More →

Bob Schatz

Open Research Group, Springer Nature
Bob, who holds a library degree from the University of Oregon, is a long-time participant in the Charleston Conference and the larger library community. He has been a part of and hosted numerous panels and presentations and contributed to library literature, including as a past columnist... Read More →
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Steve Sutton

Regional Sales Manager/New York, Subscription Services Division & GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCO Information Services
Steve has over thirty years’ experience working with academic libraries helping to create cost effective strategies for selecting, ordering, receiving, and cataloging print and digital content. He has worked closely with collection development staff in over one hundred libraries... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Salon II, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

What are Subject Liaisons When 'Collections' and 'Subjects' Don't Matter?
The traditional subject liaison role is evolving. Users increasingly require functional information support (e.g., for GIS or data mining) rather than simply domain-specific. At the same time, reports from the ARL Pilot Library Liaison Institute and others have noted self-conscious trends towards developing liaison roles that engage and support the full research life cycle, as opposed to traditional service models focused on building and promoting library collections as more or less fixed products. This session will outline and collaboratively address the future of these new roles, with participants exploring questions that include: What does it mean to be a "collections" librarian in this new world? What "new" skills do we need to develop? What "old" skills should we not lose? How do we adapt both our institutions (and our individual staff) without sacrificing our (or their) very identities?

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Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Libraries
I am a librarian, teacher, researcher, and leader deeply interested and involved in interdisciplinary and computational research, the future of higher ed, and cultural aspects of digital transformation.Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University LibrariesFaculty... Read More →
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University
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Scott Warren

Associate Dean for Research Excellence, Syracuse University Libraries
Scott is the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at the Syracuse University Libraries. He provides strategic guidance for collection management, scholarly communication, and subject liaison librarian services. The department he leads plays a pivotal role in enhancing research... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 4

12:45pm EDT

Rolling the Dice: Betting on the Necessary KSA for Future Collection Development Librarians
Collection Development is a standard course taught in LIS programs across the country but without any real "standards" of what we should be teaching. This lunch discussion section will be facilitated by LIS educators and trainers who want to engage the audience in a thoughtful conversation about how we need to prepare librarians (through LIS programs and continuing education) to navigate the shifting landscape that is collection development. As new issues emerge in the field (ownership vs access, standing orders vs Evidence-Based Acquisitions models, etc), we need to re-evaluate the curriculum and decide what should stay and what should go. All stakeholders from content creators and providers to future librarians have a vested interest in making sure librarians are prepared to develop and maintain collections.

During the discussion audience members will be given notecards with collection development topics currently addressed in LIS education as well as blank notecards for the participants to add topics. After quickly touching on some of the issues, needs, and constraints we face as educators we will ask the participants to work at their tables on prioritizing content areas and then opening those up to discussion by the larger group. The attendees will be able to identify and prioritize which knowledge, skills, and abilities collection development librarians need. Their feedback will be incorporated into the curriculum used by the presenters and shared with other LIS educators in the hope of collaboratively shaping the future of LIS education.


Anne Barnhart

Head of Instructional Services, University of West Georgia
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Kristi Chadwick

Consultant, Massachusetts Library System

Barry Trott

Special Projects Director, Williamsburg Regional Library
I am the editor of Reference and User Services Quarterly, and am interested in scholarly publishing, readers' advisory, linked data, discovery, reference work, collection development, intellectual freedom, and copyright among other things.

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