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


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Monday, March 5

1:15pm CST

S013: How Do Students Do Research? The Student Research Process as Seen in Student Drawings
Images can be a valuable tool for understanding user behavior. This presentation will describe a project in which librarians asked students to draw their research processes to understand how they execute research assignments and use library resources. Project findings will be discussed along with changes made in response to findings.

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Molly Beisler

Interim Director of Technical Services, University of Nevada, Reno
Amalia (Molly) Beisler is the Head of Discovery & Digital Services and Interim Director of Technical Services at University of Nevada, Reno. In this position, she works to maintain access and discovery of online resources and promote those resources on campus. Her research interests... Read More →

Ann Medaille

Director of Research and Instructional Services, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CST
Salon 6

1:15pm CST

S015: Finding and Connecting the Dots: How Facilitating the Interdisciplinary Exchange of Early Stage Ideas Speeds Innovative Productive Research
Researchers are constantly trying to find new innovative ways to solve problems. Sharing early stage research across diverse disciplines such as Social, Life, and Physical Sciences helps researchers find and connect the dots that will speed productivity, encourage innovation, and ultimately accelerate the pace of discovery.

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Shirley Decker-Lucke

Publishing Director, Elsevier-SSRN
I'm the publishing director at SSRN, where we facilitate the sharing of early stage research and collaboration amongst scholars across many disciplines. I'm really interested in the quickly changing world of how researchers are working in interdisciplinary ways and are sharing their... Read More →
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Gregg Gordon

director, Elsevier/ SSRN

Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm CST
Room 202
Tuesday, March 6

10:45am CST

The Importance of Discovery: How Prioritizing Exploration Promotes the Value of the Library


Your library offers students a wealth of ebooks and print books, but are students able to easily find and use these resources?

Often, librarians focus much of their effort on curating the highest quality content, but end up approaching discoverability of this content as an afterthought. The good news: You can balance these two important components of collection development with the right enrichment tools — like those offered through Syndetics Unbound.

During this session, we’ll explore challenges libraries like yours face when it comes to promoting discoverability, offering valuable examples of approaches that work and approaches that could use a little work. Finally, we’ll share insight into ProQuest’s latest innovation that will provide contextual discovery within the platform, saving your researchers time and effort.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of a lack of discoverability on the library and its researchers.
  • Identify how the integration of Syndetics Unbound into Ebook Central will increase exploration and drive discoverability.
  • Recognize changes that could be made to enhance the discoverability of their library’s resources.

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Kari Paulson

VP - Market Development, Books, ProQuest
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Jed Reinitz

Director Product Management Books, ProQuest

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ProQuest (www.proquest.com) is committed to supporting the important work of the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge and simplifies workflows so time is used effectively. And ProQuest connects information environments so comp... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Room 203

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