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Friday, November 4

6:00pm EDT

An Arsenal of Library Resources: Demonstrating the Value of the Collection
How does your library demonstrate the value of its collection to university or hospital administrators? It takes more than just usage stats. Show your administrators how your collection supports the institutional mission, faculty research, student learning, patients and family, the local community, and even increase profitability. Join this presentation to listen to, and share ideas on, how institutional and library administrators can identify shared goals that are supported by, and show the value of, your library collection.

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Joanne Romano

Head of Resource Management, Texas Medical Center Library
Networking with resource management colleagues and learning about shared challenges and potential solutions is a benefit I’ve gained at every ER&L conference attended. It is crucial for resource managers to demonstrate to key stakeholders, the value of the library’s collection... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

An Infographic is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Data Visualization to Engage Faculty in Collection Strategies
Are you more likely to read a table of data, or engage with a pictorial representation of the same information? Using words and visuals together has been proven to increase understanding and interest. This presentation will describe our recent undertaking to engage our stakeholders, especially faculty, in the assessment, analysis, and development of our library collections. Using graphs and other visual representations, we are effectively presenting our current state, trends, and user behavior. These ongoing conversations are engaging faculty and leading to a deeper understanding of our collections and how they support the curriculum at our institution. 

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Beth Bohstedt

Director, Access Services & Collections Strategies, Hamilton College

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Article Lending's Impact on Institutional Usage
In this poster session we will investigate the relationship between Rapid ILL lending counts and Columbia University's subscribed journal usage. Using a test case, we will examine individually subscribed journals from one publisher and cross reference those journals with their COUNTER JR1 usage and ILL lending usage over three years (2013-2015). For these journal titles, we will investigate what percentage of use is coming from our lending requests and if this relationship changes how we should view our journal cost per use. In so doing, we will determine the impact, if any, lending counts have on our cost per use metric.

The goals of this project will be to provide a workflow and advice for how to incorporate ILL usage into collection assessment and development. We hope that the outcomes from this project will benefit librarians in making informed decisions with regards to retention of their individually subscribed journal collections.

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Colleen Major

Head, E-Resources Management, Columbia University
Colleen Major is Head of Electronic Resources Management: Operations & Analysis for Columbia University Libraries, where her work focuses on the electronic resource life cycle.
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Krystie Wilfong

Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, Columbia University
Krystie is the Collection Assessment & Analysis Librarian for the Science and Engineering division of Columbia University Libraries. She received her B.A. from Gettysburg College in 2008 and her M.L.I.S. from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science in 2013. Previously... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Drawing Comparisons: Analyzing Art & Architecture Print and E-book Usage
Recent studies have shown that despite possible preconceptions, e-books in art and architecture subject areas are actually quite well used. By collaborating across four SCELC-affiliated Southern California institutions (Claremont Colleges Library, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Southern California), we engaged in extensive usage analyses to understand more about what might motivate art and architecture researchers to seek out e-books, and compare that usage to print books.

Our study addressed the following questions:
1. Does usage reveal a user preference between electronic and print format for art & architecture?
2. Is usage by publisher consistent across print and electronic formats?
3. Do art & architecture e-book usage patterns at our individual institutions align with Michael Levine-Clark's broad findings on usage in his 2014 study?
4. Is it possible to generalize trends in e-book usage in art & architecture?

Our poster will cover: methods for collaborating on data collection and analysis; challenges in identifying and working with consistent usage data; findings on print and electronic book usage in art & architecture subjects to support potential directions in collection development.


Madelynn Dickerson

Information Resources Coordinator, Claremont Colleges Library
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Jamie Hazlitt

Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation, Loyola Marymount University
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Caroline Muglia

Co-Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
Caroline Muglia is the Co-Associate Dean for Collections at University of Southern California (USC). In this capacity, she also manages collection assessment and resource sharing initiatives at the Libraries.

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Efficient Deselection and Other Stories: A Fellowship at UNC Charlotte
In the summer of 2016, the J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte had a graduate fellow conduct an assessment of the health sciences resources. It was a pilot project with the secondary goal of establishing a procedure for subject assessment that could later be applied to other areas of the collection. There ended up being several elements to the project. The first involved choosing physical titles for deselection, as the collection had not previously been extensively weeded and health sciences materials become outdated quickly. Another task was the recommendation of new items. This emphasized electronic resources for a number of reasons (they are popular in the health sciences, and the school has an increasing number of long-distance students). An informal survey was created and sent to health sciences librarians at peer institutions to see what databases and other electronic tools their users preferred. Throughout the eleven-week project, the fellow conducted a literature analysis of materials relating to general collection development as well as the health sciences in particular. The most relevant resources were compiled into an annotated bibliography for future participants in similar projects. This was organized into specific subject areas (Nursing Resources, Ebook Deselection, Open Access, etc.) for easy reference. The poster will present the audience with collection assessment methods for a large academic library; these can then be adapted to other subjects and institutions. The emphasis on electronic resources makes it particularly relevant to current issues in collection development.

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Stephen Krueger

Student/ILL Assistant, University of North Carolina
Stephen is a second-year LIS student at UNC Chapel Hill. He aspires to academic librarianship of some sort; interlibrary loan is his true love, but a delightful summer fellowship with UNC Charlotte's Collection Development department left his loyalties divided. Prior to library school... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Firm-Ordered vs. DDA ebooks: What Are the Differences?
While many academic libraries with Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) programs acquire ebooks based on actual patron usage, ebooks are also simultaneously acquired via firm orders. Ebook firm orders, primarily requested by subject experts or faculty library users, are largely processed manually, taking staff time and effort while also requiring separate processes for approval, processing, and tracking.

In this session, ebooks acquired by the Kent State University Libraries over a four-year period, using both approaches, are compared to see whether there are any differences between the two sets in terms of subject matter, publisher, publishing year, price, and post-purchase usage. Such analysis helps address some key questions about firm orders:
(1) How can the two ebook acquisition approaches be compared and evaluated?
(2) How does firm order ebook acquisitions translate into actual usage? Do firm orders receive the same level of usage compared to their DDA counterparts?
(3) Does the firm order method meet a unique need of library users that a DDA ebook program does not?
(4) What actions to take post-evaluation?

This session contributes to evidence-based ebook acquisition assessments and suggests possible ways how the two ebook acquisition approaches may be adjusted to better meet user needs.

This poster is co-authored by Kay Downey, Collection Management Librarian, University Libraries, Kent State University, who was unable to attend the conference. 

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Yin Zhang

Professor, School of Information, Kent State University
Dr. Yin Zhang is a professor at the School of Information (iSchool) at Kent State University (KSU). She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her B.S. and M.S. in Information Science from Wuhan University, China... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

From Data to Outreach and Back Again: How Library Instruction Can Boost Usage/Statistics
Library instruction sessions may not traditionally be thought of as outreach for specific library resources but in fact they can play a significant role in increasing usage statistics.  Usage statistics, although somewhat flawed, can be a good jumping off point to determine what resources to review and discuss with university faculty.  Qualitative methods can also be used to determine faculty priorities for e-resources.  Learn how instructional librarians can work together with electronic resource librarians to evaluate subject-specific electronic resources in order to both promote resources and determine future directions for collection development.  Attendees will learn how the promotion of underutilized resources through library instruction and other efforts can help to either increase their use or demonstrate that they are no longer needed. 

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Amanda Binder

Social Sciences and History Librarian, UNC Charlotte

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 →

Karna Younger

Faculty Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Harnessing EZproxy Data for Evidence-Based Decision Making
Building on a successful pilot study, this poster illustrates improved methodology and results from an EZProxy data project at Ryerson University. The purpose of our project is to fill a gap left by vendor usage reports, where some of the key questions remain unanswered: What resources are used? How often? And by who? The lack of reliable COUNTER data across all products and the absence of demographic information made it difficult to paint a complete picture of electronic resources usage across the institution. In order to fill this gap, the presenters collaborated with a computer science professor at Ryerson University on this project. In the pilot phase, we established relationships with campus partners including the Registrar’s Office and Campus Computing Services, and established a process to match IDs in the logs with demographic details about the user, while anonymizing the data to protect user privacy. Subsequent work has focused on the development of an in-house tool for analysis and data visualization.

This poster will describe our in-house development and outline some existing open source equivalents. Attendees will gain insights into the structure of the EZProxy data, how it can be used for evidence-based decision making. For institutions interested in embarking a similar project, they would benefit from our experience, both pros and cons. Vendors can deepen their understanding of the needs of academic library customers.


Lei Jin

Electronic Resources Librarian, Ryerson University

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Keeping Up Accessibility Practices and How It Relates to Purchasing and Collection Development in Academic Libraries, a Case Study at the College of Staten Island
At the College of Staten Island library, the library subscribes to over one hundred and sixty different electronic resources the library subscribes to. A concerted effort started in 2016 to start collecting relevant VPAT statements from current and/ or new vendors, and to integrate these new steps into the current workflow. A VPAT repository was created through CORAL, an open-source ERM. Next, the process of evaluating these VPAT and making decisions based on user feedback will be discussed. The poster will discuss the responsibilities of purchasing agents in libraries (acquisition or electronic resource librarians) in regards to first understanding disability laws and how these mandates apply when investigating, evaluating, acquiring, and maintaining electronic resources. Relevant tools will have been discussed, in particular, the use of VPAT or Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates and even WCAG 2.0 guidelines that are used when evaluating digital resources for Section 508 compliance. The benefits and downfalls of these evaluation tools would have been discussed as well as the sharing of current processes used at different libraries in determining the accessibility of e-resources. The concept of universal design (UD) will be discussed, which is beneficial to all patrons, and how to incorporate UD into better purchasing decisions for digital products in acquisitions.

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Prof Kerry Falloon

Acquisitions Librarian, CUNY- College of Staten Island
With over a decade of experience in academic libraries, my prior positions included Acquisitions & Collection Development librarian at Saint Peter's University, Administrator of Technical Services at Ocean County Community College and currently, Assistant Professor & Acquisitions... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Measuring the Impact of Spanish-Language Resource Sharing: A Comparative Analysis of Interlibrary Loan Lending, 2011-2015
In this study, authors from two universities in The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), formerly the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), examine and compare five years of interlibrary loan transactions at their respective institutions. The authors attempt to evaluate the use of Spanish-language materials beyond their home campuses and aim to demonstrate the potential impact of Spanish-language collections in an environment of distributed collections and institutional collaborations. The data is analyzed within defined Library of Congress Classification ranges, by language, and Carnegie Classification and geographical locations of the borrowing institution. The authors examine ILL borrowing within the BTAA and beyond their home states, investigating service to the broader constituent populations and the role of public research universities. While both institutional libraries' Spanish-language collections are strong, neither library has historically been a major collection on a national scale. This study aims to demonstrate that these collections still contribute unique and valuable materials beyond their home campuses. Additionally, it attempts to the exhibit the value of Spanish-language materials and may help subject libraries and liaison librarians in collection development decisions.


Lisa Gardinier

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

Manuel Ostos

Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures, Penn State University Libraries

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Restructuring a Popular Magazine Collection: Using Microassessment Strategies to Keep Rolling with the Times
As with many undergraduate libraries at large academic research institutions, the collections of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (UGL) at the University of Michigan support the curricular, leisure, and lifelong learning interests of first and second year undergraduate students. It is not an archival collection; it can "roll with the times!" During the 2013-2014 academic year, the UGL restructured its periodical collection. Subscriptions to academic and scholarly journals were cancelled, but students still have access to those journals through the research collections of the university library. Simultaneously the UGL's periodical collection refocused its scope to an emphasis on current and popular magazines.

To determine the efficacy of this change, we posed the following questions: How has this collection been used in the last two years since this change? Are undergraduate students aware of the magazine collection? Who uses this collection? For what purpose? With these questions in mind, we conducted a series of microassessments using surveys and mobile polls, as well as circulation data. This was done in collaboration between the library's collection analyst, the UGL's collection coordinator, and a library science graduate student as part of her collection development-focused internship.

The poster will include our methodology, particularly the microassessment tools we used, the results of our assessments, and how we used them to inform changes to the collection.

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Helen Look

Collection Analyst, University of Michigan
Helen Look is the Collection Analyst for the University of Michigan Library. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections, Helen provides support for the generation and analysis of data for the assessment of the library’s collection development programs and the... Read More →
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Pam MacKintosh

Collection Coordinator, Shapiro Undergraduate Library and Coordinator of Shapiro Library Reference Services, University of Michigan
Pam MacKintosh is Coordinator, Shapiro Library Reference Services at the University of Michigan and serves as the collection coordinator for undergraduate collections.  
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Faith Weis

Shapiro Collections Intern, and Master of Science in Information Candidate \'17, University of Michigan
I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan's School of Information, graduating April 2017. I am also currently a Collections Intern and a User and Information Services Assistant at the University of Michigan Libraries. My interests range from collection development to reference... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Rolling out a Database Review: Initiating a Comprehensive Database Review at the University of Maryland Libraries
The University of Maryland Libraries (UMD), has experienced a static collection budget for over 14 years. Despite the best efforts of the Collection Development and Acquisitions units to mitigate the continuing effect of serials inflation, it became evident in summer 2015 that budgetary expenses would have to be curtailed in order to meet increasing serials costs. In the fall of 2015, the Libraries initiated the first-ever comprehensive database review across all subject areas. The review involved subject specialists as well as Acquisitions and Collection Development personnel. Poster session attendees will learn how the review process was developed, who was involved, what information was provided, how cancellation decisions were made and communicated, and the steps taken to publicize those resources selected for cancellation.

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Leigh Ann DePope

Head of Acquisitions and Data Services, University of Maryland College Park
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Maggie Saponaro

Head of Collection Development, University of Maryland, College Park
Directs the collection development work of the University of Maryland Libraries’ subject specialist liaison librarians, with primary responsibility for content and budgeting of the UMD Libraries' general collections. Serves on the Collection Strategies and Services (CSS) administrative... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Validating a Myth? Do Books that Don't Circulate Early Ever Do?
It's a common trope in academic libraries that if a print book doesn't circulate in its first 5-10 years, it probably never will. I conducted a research study of about 15,000 books published and acquired from 1991-1996 to test this idea. Results are presented.

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Melissa Belvadi

User Experience & Collections Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island
Academic collections management and analysis, particularly electronic books and serials. How to squeeze every last penny of value from our depressingly small budget. User experience in electronic products and optimizing discoverability experience. Data visualization. Google Sheets... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

When the Newcomer Breaks the Mold: Meeting the Resource Needs of an Evolving Campus
In 2003, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) established its newest campus, Mission Bay. This campus focused primarily on biomedical research until 2015 when the Mission Bay Medical Center was opened. The UCSF Library has had a small, specialized collection at Mission Bay since its creation; however, this dramatic change and expansion of the Mission Bay landscape caused the Library to recognize that the collection needed an extensive update in order to continue to fulfill the needs of this evolving campus.

The objective of this poster presentation is to demonstrate what steps the UCSF Library took to improve its collection and presence on the Mission Bay campus in 2015 and 2016. Using a small budget and limited space, relevant clinical resources were added to the collection and a systematic updating of the existing biomedical materials took place. At the same time, targeted marketing of the Library's spaces and services to the Mission Bay community was developed and executed. The different types of data collected, the actions taken by the UCSF Library, and what we learned about our users' changing behaviors and perceptions will be visualized. The Library's next steps will also be explored.

Attendees can expect to learn about the assessment and decision-making processes that the UCSF Library used to improve, promote, and better understand the Mission Bay collection and its users. The presenter looks forward to learning from the audience about how they have handled similar situations at their institutions.

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Sarah McClung

Head of Collection Development, University of California, San Francisco
Sarah McClung, MIS, is the head of collection development at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has worked in academic health sciences libraries for over a decade and, in her current role, she oversees the overall development and management of the UCSF Library’s... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401