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13th Annual Conference | March 4-7, 2018 | Austin, Texas & Online


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Monday, March 5

9:00am CST

Content Standards and Their Consequences: How Platform Power is Reshaping Global Communications Policy
FREE KEYNOTE VIDEO (live & archived version)

Recent concerns about the rise of “fake news” have spurred debates about what constitutes “good” or “bad” information, and who gets to define these standards. Although platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter (and others) are reluctant to be the “arbiters of truth,” their role as the de-facto distribution system for all news media has made them powerful entities in deciding what content should be prioritized over their networks--or removed altogether. In this talk, Robyn Caplan explores how platforms, and the incentives underpinning their algorithmic and data-driven systems, already shape how news media content is produced, classified, distributed, and amplified online. Her talk will explore how tech utopian discourse and legal regimes established in the 1990s, led to the current moment, where the law has positioned platform companies as reluctant governors of speech spanning multiple jurisdictions and media formats. Yet, the power platforms hold is increasingly contested. As Caplan shows, governments and professional associations are challenging platforms' disavowal of their own power, but even these interventions face limitations as platform power continues to grow.

Keynote Speaker Details


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Robyn Caplan

Researcher, Data & Society
Robyn Caplan is a Researcher at Data & Society, and a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information Studies under the supervision of Professor Philip Napoli. Her most recent research explores how the concept of the ‘public interest’ in media... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Salon 4
  • Online Conference Live

10:45am CST

S003: The Elephant: Feeling Our Way in the Business of Academic Books
The rise of ebooks, and other factors, have utterly changed the environment, in what was once a stable world, for anyone involved in the buying or selling of academic books.  In this session an academic librarian, a university press publisher, and a vendor/aggregator will discuss their own particular dynamics. 

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Bob Nardini

VP Library Services, ProQuest
Bob Nardini is Vice President, Library Services, at ProQuest Books. He worked in both public and academic libraries prior to 1985, when he took a job in the academic bookselling industry, where he has been ever since. Bob joined ProQuest in 2015 with the acquisition of Coutts. Bob... Read More →

Carey Newman

Director, Baylor University Press
Baylor University Press
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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 →

Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment

10:45am CST

S002: Limits of Discovery Systems for Users
There is no shortage in the academic literature about the value of discovery tools and how "we done it good." This presentation will focus on interviews conducted during 2017 across 12 academic institutions and highlight the possiblity that all is perhaps not right in the world of discovery tools 


Nicholas Wyant

Head, Social Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 4

10:45am CST

S001: Developing the Open Textbook Toolkit: Enabling Adoption, Use, and Sustainability of OER in Higher Education
The benefits of OER are becoming increasingly clear, but instructors have been slow to adopt them. How can we provide the resources and tools needed to easily create and adopt OER? Join us to learn about our IMLS-funded work on Open Textbook Toolkit, a case study in building OER infrastructure.

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Will Cross

Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy, North Carolina State University
Will Cross is the Director of the Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy at N.C. State University where he guides policy, speaks, and writes on copyright literacy and open knowledge. He recently served as a Hewlett-funded Open Education Fellow and as an instructor for... Read More →
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Erica Hayes

NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Mira Waller

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

Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 3

1:15pm CST

S011: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Librarian Art of Decluttering and Organizing EZProxy
EZProxy is an authentication tool for many libraries, and even with diligent updating it can get cluttered!  We’ll walk you through overhauling the configuration file and removing the cobwebs, and show you some best practices for maintaining a tidy EZProxy instance.  You'll come away feeling joy about each every stanza!

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Noelle Egan

eResources & Acquisitions Librarian, Drexel University Libraries
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Erin Finnerty

Electronic Resources Librarian, Temple University

Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CST
Salon 4

1:15pm CST

S012: Flex your budget! Empowered decision-making, managerial control, and agile leadership in local- and network-level collection management
Collection decisions run the organizational gamut from selection of a monograph to management of a multi-million-dollar budget. In this talk, Brigitte Burris (Penn) and Boaz Nadav-Manes (Brown) will candidly share examples of their challenges, solutions, and vision on how to successfully manage collections at the local and the network levels._x000D_

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Boaz Nadav-Manes

Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, Brown University
Boaz Nadav-Manes is the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management at Brown University Library. In this role, he oversees the allocation and expenditure of the Libraries' collections budget, and the ongoing management of services and staff that advance... Read More →
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Brigitte Weinsteiger

AUL, Collections & Scholarly Communications, University of Pennsylvania

Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment

1:15pm CST

S010: Customizing Discovery Interfaces to Understand Users’ Behaviors and Provide Better Service
Customizing a library discovery layer using open-source software enables libraries to tailor services to its users, understand user behavior at user, department, and campus levels, and build integrations with library and campus services. Learn how and why a research library built a discovery interface to consolidate multiple interfaces into one.

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Rachel Vacek

Head of Design & Discovery, University of Michigan
Rachel Vacek (she/her) manages the Design and Discovery department that provides development, design, content strategy, user research, digital accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. She has previously worked at the University... Read More →
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Ken Varnum

Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan
I am the Senior Program Manager at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, I am responsible for three programs: Library Search, the U-M Library discovery interface, delivery interfaces, and the library's evolving and emerging analytics infrastructure.

Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CST
Salon 3

3:00pm CST

S019: You May Own It…But Can They Find It?
Have you purchased eBook or eJournal collections where the metadata was incomplete or unavailable? Please join us for this session where attendees will learn how to:
  • Increase discoverability of e-collections when metadata is unavailable or incomplete
  • Collaboratively create and manage metadata for electronic resources
  • Receive previously unavailable WorldCat MARC records

Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Salon 3

3:00pm CST

S021: Trials & Tribulations: Managing Trials Effectively
Trials of new resources are common in many libraries. Less common is a process for planning, implementing, and evaluating trials. This session will detail one library's experience with developing a process for managing trials effectively with suggestions for establishing a process that meets your library's needs. 

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Kathie Mason

Collections Librarian, Eastern Michigan University
Kathie Mason is the Collections Librarian at Eastern Michigan University. She previously served as Digital Resources Librarian at Central Michigan University and before that oversaw the interlibrary loan and document delivery department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Salon 5
  1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing

3:00pm CST

S020: Do we know what we are paying for? Assessment of use of electronic resources
Academic libraries are being required more and more to provide accountability of their e-resources spending. This session will highlight unique ways to assess use data from Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley as well as a smaller package like Safari. It also will feature how libraries are leveraging new tools to inform decisions—ensuring the library receives a good return on investment—by extracting and analyzing e-resource usage statistics.

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John McCullough

Director | Academic Library Management Services, OCLC
John has worked in library automation for nearly 20 years. He was serving as Vice President of Product Management at Innovative Interfaces when he moved to OCLC to work on next-generation offerings like WorldCat Discovery and WMS. John has his MLIS from the University of Western Ontario... Read More →
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Jan Sung

Science Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Salon 4

4:00pm CST

S030: Best Practices for Licensing Online Video Efficiently and Effectively
Online video is becoming ever more prevalent in libraries and increasingly important to our patrons. Unfortunately, licensing online video is complicated and time consuming. This presentation will be helpful to librarians and staff from all types of libraries and includes practical tips for managing all aspects of the licensing process.

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Andrew Trantham

Electronic Resources and Contracts Assistant, University of North Texas Libraries
Hello! I am the Electronic Resources and Contracts Assistant for the University of North Texas Libraries in Denton, TX. My primary job responsibilities include reviewing, negotiating, recording, and documenting license agreements for UNT Libraries. I am also in my final semester... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm CST
Salon 5
  1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing

4:00pm CST

S028: We Didn’t Fear the Reader: Embracing New Service Models with Staff and Patron Input
The Lehigh University Libraries chose not to fear the reader and instead empowered both staff and patrons to influence the creation of a new cross-functional environment. Project Wayfinder is Lehigh’s new open source software initiative designed to foster improved patron facing services and to open new doors in workflow management.

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Dan Huang

Resource Acquisitions Manager, Lehigh University
I enjoy meat, meeting new librarians, and diving into talking about patron driven acquisitions. Ask me about Lehigh's Purchase Request Platform project!

Michelle Suranofsky

Sr. Analyst, Lehigh University
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Sharon Wiles-Young

Retired Lehigh Librarian, Lehigh University
 FOLIO, FOLIO migration, FOLIO Product Council, VuFind discovery layer, ILL and Acquisitions service models and workflows, Library Services in general and Leadership in Libraries

Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm CST
Salon 3

4:00pm CST

S029: Alma at the Speed of Light: New Ways of Working Together to Improve Interdepartmental Workflows
This session discusses how daily routines at several academic libraries have been impacted by implementing Alma. We will discuss, with information provided by other Alma libraries through interviews, how workflows are being identified and streamlined, improvements to interdepartmental collaboration, and barriers to adopting these changes.

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Calida Barboza

Electronic Resources Librarian, Vanderbilt University
Calida is new to the e-resources team at Vanderbilt University. As part of their migration to Alma, she is serving on the UI working group and the training + documentation working group. Before moving to Nashville, Calida served as the E-Resources and Licensing Functional Area Lead... Read More →

Amy Foster

Head of Collection Access and Technical Services, Montana State University Library
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Ben Hogben

Access Services Manager, Ithaca College
Ben Hogben is the Access Services Manager for the Ithaca College Library and supervises thirty eight student employees and four full time staff members. Ben was the functional lead for Alma implementation for Access Services, and is currently on a team to implement Leganto through... Read More →
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Rachelle McLain

Collection Development Librarian, Montana State University

Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm CST
Salon 4
Tuesday, March 6

9:15am CST

S038: Managing the Collective Collection: Tools and Strategies for Collaborative Collection Management
The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries has developed strategies and tools to help member libraries manage their legacy print collections responsibly. We will share specific strategies to help libraries responsibly downsize print collections, demonstrate a locally developed tool for comparing collections, and discuss a range of potential use cases.

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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean of Libraries, University of Denver
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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.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am CST
Salon 3

9:15am CST

S039: Perceived Gender Issues in Library-Vendor Negotiations
Diminishing acquisition budgets, big deal break-ups, and rising inflationary costs make negotiations between librarians and vendors even more important. With a review of the literature and a short survey among peer institutions, this brief study looks to investigate if there is a perceived gender-bias in vendor-librarian negotiations.

2/5/2018 - Update!!  Do you think that gender influences vendor-library negotiations on pricing and licenses?  Come to our presentation and hear what 200 librarians and vendors think about that!  Survey results are in and the perceived gender issues are very real and quite interesting.  Hear the story and what people had to say, and tell us how you feel on the topic.

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Anne Cerstvik Nolan

Collection Strategist, Brown University
Anne has been at the Brown University Library for 26 years, first as Assistant Head of Reference and Head of Interlibrary Loan. Along the way, someone realized that all of the eresources work she had been doing (in addition to the other two jobs) was really a full-time job, and so... Read More →

Amy Thurlow

Director, SaaS Sales, EBSCO
Amy Thurlow has been with EBSCO Industries Inc for over thirteen years during which she has primarily been in a sales role working directly with clients within the library to negotiate pricing, contracts, and terms for databases and software. She is familiar with working with individuals... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am CST
Salon 4

9:15am CST

S040: Getting Back to the Basics: E-Resource Perspectives from a Holistic Approach
The presenter will discuss collaboration within external entities (outside e-resources department) to gain perspectives of how e-resources are taught, troubleshooted, and understood by library faculty, campus faculty, staff, and students; as well as, how we as librarians can include these learned outcomes within our day to day responsiblities.

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Esther Medina De León

Associate Librarian, Texas Tech University Library
Esther Medina De León is an Associate Librarian at Texas Tech University Libraries. She has a MLS from the University of North Texas, Denton, and BA in Humanities, minor in Spanish, from Lubbock Christian University. Her interests include Hispanic/Latinx culture, heritage, literature... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am CST
Salon 5
  4. External Relationships

10:45am CST

S049: Combining Forces for E-Resources: How We Organized a Hackfest for Not Necessarily Programmers
SCELC has generously supported grants for hackfests for electronic resource issues for the past two years. These e-resource-focused events welcome all experience levels, and encourage cross-training and creative thinking rather than requiring programming knowledge. We will share our planning, marketing, and program information for productive, collaborative events with tangible takeaways.

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Alexa Stoneman, MLIS, MA, Dip. Lib.

Electronic Resources & Instruction Librarian, Touro University California
Successful history of planning and implementing library and technology operations to enhance resources and services.

Justine Withers, MLIS

Electronic Resources Catalog Librarian, University of San Francisco Gleeson Library
classification and knowledge organization; improving display of e-resources in discovery layers, efficient record management, putting it all together

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 4

10:45am CST

S048: New Competencies in Reporting & Analytics
Do you build reports for your library or department? You may have the basics down, but what comes next? Come hear one library, experienced in advanced reporting and analytics, share tips, tricks, and best practices. They’ll discuss experiences with community-based reporting and benchmark analytics to better understand their own activities.

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Jessie Ransom

Teaching & Learning Product Specialist, Ex Libris
Jessie Ransom joined Ex Libris in early 2015 after spending 6 years working as a reference librarian in her home state of Colorado. In her current role as the Teaching and Learning Product Specialist she works with Leganto, the Ex Libris course materials solution, and also with North... Read More →
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Margaret Briand Wolfe

Systems Librarian, Boston College
Boston College was a development partner with Ex Libris for Alma and was the first institution to go live with Alma in July 2012. As a systems librarian at Boston College my primary responsibility is Alma. I also work in Alma Analytics and with the Alma APIs. Feel free to ask me anything... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 3

10:45am CST

S050: Getting Started with Usage Statistics
Usage statistics are one of the areas that many ERLs engage with on a daily basis. Before you can figure out how to use usage stats to inform purchasing and other decisions, you need to know how and where to find them! This session is aimed at the beginning librarian who is wondering how, where and why to get usage statistics.

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Whitney Bates-Gomez

Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian, Georgia State University

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment

1:00pm CST

S057: Getting started on the right foot with Ezproxy
Presenter will discuss the software's capabilities and go over the download and installation of the software, and existing documentation.  I will suggest best practices for editing the configuration logs. I will address the pros and cons of locally hosted and OCLC hosted Ezproxy servers. 


Shawn Ammon

Client Support Analyst II, Health Sciences Library

Tuesday March 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Salon 5

2:00pm CST

S061: The JCAE DB: Journal Collection Analysis and Evaluation for Outreach and More!
We’ve created a tool to provide journal collection analysis reports which bring together data from any data source, including cost, usage, subjects, holdings, and both external and locally produced evaluative criteria. Learn how we use these reports for academic departmental outreach and to inform library liaison decision-making.

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Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Collections Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Collections Librarian and Technical & Collections Services Coordinator 
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Evan Rusch

Reference Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Evan (he/him/his) is Reference and Instruction Librarian, and Associate Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Salon 3

2:00pm CST

S063: Vendor Relations: Evolving Ethos and Etiquette
Librarians must work productively with vendors, even when competing interests make it seem impossible. How can you advocate for your library while maintaining vendor relationships? We will discuss practical techniques you can use to get the best deal possible and make the wisest use of resources while maintaining positive relationships. 

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Laurel Sammonds Crawford, MLIS

Head of Collection Development, University of North Texas Libraries
Laurel has a BS in Zoology and earned her MLIS from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include collection analysis, electronic resource use and delivery, and library leadership.

Allyson Rodriguez

Associate Librarian, University of North Texas

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Salon 5
  4. External Relationships

2:00pm CST

S062: Discovery elsewhere: using the EDS API in mobile, voice searching, and beyond
This session will look at the integration of discovery and ways to leverage the EBSCO Discovery Service API within the learning management system, within a Bento environment, within a mobile interface, within Alexa or Google Home, or within the ILS interface of the library’s choosing.

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Eric Frierson

Director of SaaS Innovation, Public & Schools, EBSCO Information Services
Hey! I'm the team lead for library services engineering and integration for EBSCO. This means I can answer any question you might have about integrating EDS or the EDS API into your library and campus. I'm also a developer, building applications that use our API in outside-of-the-box... Read More →
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William Mischo

Head of Grainger Engineering Library Information Center; Berthold Family Head Emeritus in Information Access and Discover, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Rob O'Connell

Director of Collections, Discovery, and Systems, Smith College

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Salon 4

3:15pm CST

S071: A Very Bad Idea: Calculating ROI in Libraries
Libraries exist in a world where everyone and every thing is expected to show their respective worth. While it is tempting to follow this model for demonstrating value it is the first step towards a system where everything will have to have a demonstrated value.


Nicholas Wyant

Head, Social Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm CST
Salon 4

3:15pm CST

S072: Small Data Management: Master Data for Better Collection Analysis
While librarians often speak about data management for external data, little has been said about managing internal data in a systematic manner. Information about the need, along with tools and methodologies, for starting a small-scale data management program for internal collection analysis and assessment purposes will be discussed.

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Jared Howland

Collection Development Coordinator, Brigham Young University-Harold B. Lee Library
Jared Howland has worked at the Brigham Young University library since 2003 and is currently the Collection Development Coordinator. Prior to that, he worked as the Collection Assessment Librarian, Head of Catalog Services, and Electronic Resources Librarian at BYU.

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Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment

3:15pm CST

S070: Web-Scale Discovery & the Advanced User
What role does web-scale discovery play in the advanced user's online research workflow? Using multiple methodologies, including biometrics and facial expression analysis, researchers from Brown University Library and EBSCO Information Services collaborated to understand how graduate students use web-scale discovery in the course of their research.

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Deirdre Costello

Director, UX Research, EBSCO Information Services
Comic books, animal rights and UX, of course!

Jeanette Norris

Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University

Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm CST
Salon 3

4:15pm CST

CANCELLED S081-01: Understanding University Administrators: Misconceptions, Metrics, and Strategies
As part of faculty governance, and recently wrapping up a two-year stint as the Associate Chair of the NC State Faculty, Darby Orcutt works very closely with the Chancellor, Provost, and other high-level administrators of his university, and will share insights into their thought and decision-making processes.

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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 →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm CST
Salon 5
  4. External Relationships

4:15pm CST

S079: Into the Great Wide Open: Licensing, Vendor Relations, and Data Security During "Interesting Times"
Ask not for whom the bot behind a geographically-unusual IP tolls. In the age of Sci-Hub, it tolls for thee. This practical, foundation-level presentation will discuss the areas of intersection between licensing, vendor relations, and the successful resolution of incidents of prohibited use of content and their associated IP blocks.

Following this session, participants will be able to recognize and favorably negotiate key license terms relating to sharing and access of resources and data privacy, work with vendors in a productive manner to resolve incidents of prohibited use, such as excessive downloading and its oft-accompanying IP block, to both parties’ mutual satisfaction.

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Kate Hill

Library Services Engineer, EBSCO
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Tessa Minchew

Electronic Resources Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Tessa Minchew is an Electronic Resources Librarian at the North Carolina State University Libraries. Her duties include e-resources licensing; package, project, knowledgebase and e-resources management; discovery troubleshooting; cataloging policy and procedure oversight; internal... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm CST
Salon 3

4:15pm CST

S080: Moving Beyond IP Authentication: The New Frontier in Single Sign-On
Libraries often rely on IP authentication to support resource access. Yet changing user workflows, a need for personalization and better security dictates a new approach. This session will discuss how libraries can move beyond IP authentication to one that is more secure, personalized and is easy to setup and manage. 

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Andrew Nagy

Director, Software Innovation, EBSCO
The library community is undergoing a disruption in how we use technology. It's new, it's open source, and it's community driven to support a community of innovation. Talk to me about FOLIO - the open source library services platform!

Dale Saenz

Library Director, Laredo Community College
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Rob Scaysbrook

Head of Sales, OpenAthens

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm CST
Salon 4

4:30pm CST

S081-02: Communicating Accessibility to Third Party Vendors
Technologies have emerged so quickly since the onset of the internet that digital accessibility is often overlooked. As much of a library's online resources are provided via third parties, prioritizing accessibility can be very challenging. In what ways might librarians communicate their commitment to accessibility to vendors? This presentation is geared towards librarians ready to start promoting accessibility in their institutions and includes a basic introduction to concepts and standards in accessibility as well as a brief overview of landmark disability legislation.

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Faye O'Reilly

Associate Professor & Digital Resources Librarian, Wichita State University
Ask me about digital accessibility & underserved patron populations outreach via electronic resources.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:30pm - 4:45pm CST
Salon 5
  4. External Relationships

4:45pm CST

S081-03: EBA, DDA, ATO, Oh My! - Testing Different Acquisitions Models for the Best ROI
New acquisitions models are revolutionizing library purchasing, but are they also adding value to library collections? This presentation discusses one library’s experience with evidence-based, demand-driven, and access to own acquisitions models, including implementation, benefits and drawbacks, and how experimentation with the new models lowered costs and increased return on investment.

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Kelly M. Singh

Head of Collection Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Former academic public services librarian turned technical services librarian, handling acquisitions, e-resources, and licensing. My interests include data & open data trends, e-resource budgeting, and STEM resources.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:45pm - 5:00pm CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment
Wednesday, March 7

8:30am CST

S088: The Bookstore is for T-Shirts: Cooperatively Marketing the Library’s Ebooks as Textbooks
Textbook affordability has become a key concern for faculty, publishers, and librarians. A librarian-publisher team will provide a toolkit for librarians interested in identifying ebooks within their collection that may be used as affordable course texts, as well as methods for working with publishers and faculty in collaborative marketing.


Maura Diamond

Director, Institutional Sales, Springer Nature
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Kelly M. Singh

Head of Collection Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Former academic public services librarian turned technical services librarian, handling acquisitions, e-resources, and licensing. My interests include data & open data trends, e-resource budgeting, and STEM resources.
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Krystie Wilfong

Associate College Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, Bates College

Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am CST
Salon 3

8:30am CST

S089: Improving User Engagement: A Case Study from Caltech
This presentation by Caltech will discuss how the library integrated discovery within the front-end of the library’s choosing. The presenters will look at the use of a Drupal-based content management system to manage the front-end experience, control day-to-day content updates, and deliver an optimal experience to users without involving IT.


Laurel Narizny

Systems & Discovery Librarian, Caltech Library
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Heather Wilson

Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian, Caltech Library
Right now, I spend most of my work time obsessing about authentication, battling a link resolver, and manipulating CORAL. Please talk to me about these things! (Seriously. I need all the tips I can get.)

Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am CST
Salon 4

9:30am CST

S097: Working with Workflows: Using the FOLIO Workflow App to Support Library Operations
The FOLIO project is creating a separate workflow app, designed to provide a unified approach toward workflows. With the ability to create basic checklists, automate or trigger workflows, and share workflows with other institutions, the workflow app will tie together functionality across all of FOLIO to support system-wide operations.


Eric Hartnett

Texas A&M University
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Kristin Martin

Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CST
Salon 4

9:30am CST

S098: Navigating connections between acquiring, licensing, invoicing and collection assessment: a plan to survive big package deals, mini packages, and fund splits
Collection decisions depend on the representation of accurate detailed information.  This presentation will demonstrate our methods, including why and how we created a product Master list with product IDs and product codes for tracking and at-a-glance recognition. Package deals, mini packages, and fund splits will be discussed in detail.

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Karen Gallacci

Electronic Resources Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
I have been Electronic Resources Librarian at SIUE since August 2016. We use Exlibris SFX link resolver through our consortium. I had 4 years previous experience with SFX at another academic institution. I attended ER&L last year for the first time and think it is a great con... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CST
Salon 5
  2. Collection Development & Assessment

9:30am CST

S096: Personalizing the Discovery Experience through Custom User Interface Development
What do you get when you develop a unified discovery interface that combines open-source technologies with API-based access to a vendor index? A custom user experience! This session discusses initial goals and motivation for creating such interfaces, technical and practical considerations, user reception, and strategies for discovery development.

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Katy Aronoff

Director, Solution Consulting, Ex Libris, Part of Clarivate
Katy Aronoff is director of solutions architecture for Ex Libris, running the pre-sales team for North America and conducting product demonstrations and workshops at libraries across the United States, Canada, and Latin America for Ex Libris. Prior to joining Ex Libris, she worked... Read More →

Jason Thomale

Resource Discovery Systems Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries
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Ken Varnum

Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan
I am the Senior Program Manager at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, I am responsible for three programs: Library Search, the U-M Library discovery interface, delivery interfaces, and the library's evolving and emerging analytics infrastructure.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CST
Salon 3

10:30am CST

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy
FREE VIDEO (Click for live stream and archive version of this keynote presentation)

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. This is the story of how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging.  It’s an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it’s an indictment of how “social media” has fostered the deterioration of democratic and intellectual culture around the world. Facebook grew out of an ideological commitment to data-driven decision making and logical thinking. Its culture is explicitly cosmopolitan and tolerant of difference and dissent. Both its market orientation and its labor force are global. Facebook also indulges a strong missionary bent, one that preaches the power of connectivity and the spread of knowledge to empower people to change their lives for the better. No company better represents the dream of a fully connected planet “sharing” words, ideas, images, and plans. No company has better leveraged those ideas into wealth and influence. No company has contributed more to the global collapse of basic tenets of deliberation and democracy. How did the mission go so wrong? Facebook’s leaders believed that good intentions were enough, and that blind faith in technology could generate a better world.

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Siva Vaidhyanathan

Robertson Professor of Media Studies / Director, Center for Media & Citizenship at the University of Virginia
Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction from Oxford University Press, published in 2017, and The Googlization... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
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