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


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3. Organizational Strategies [clear filter]
Monday, March 5


S022: Textbook Affordability: Driving Organizational Change in an Academic Library
Beginning with library textbook affordability initiatives, the University of South Florida Libraries have now assumed a crucial role in the University's response to legislative textbook affordability mandates.  Beyond newly created positions dedicated to textbook affordability, this new focus has resulted in ongoing organizational changes throughout the library.


Laura Pascual

Interim Director, Collections & Discovery, University of South Florida
Laura Pascual is the Electronic Resources Librarian for the University of South Florida Libraries.  As a part of the library’s Textbook Affordability Project, she manages the E-books for the Classroom program.

Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Salon 6


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

Acquisitions Librarian, Lehigh University
I enjoy meat, meeting new librarians, and diving into talking about patron driven acquisitions. Ask me about Lehigh's Wayfinder project!

Michelle Suranofsky

Sr. Analyst, Lehigh University
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Sharon Wiles-Young

Director of Library Access Services, Lehigh University
Lehigh University Libraries, FOLIO, OLE, VuFind discovery layer, ILL and Acquisitions service models and workflows, Library Services in general

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


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
Salon 4


S032: Work Alienation Across the Library: A Marxist Take on Library Management
Feeling overloaded, burned out, or just plain frustrated at the system? You may be experiencing work alienation. This presentation investigates this increasingly common phenomenon in academic libraries, its occurence in technical services, and implications for library management using the author's original research on the topic.

**A pre-session survey is open now.  This survey will inform this presentation and you are encouraged to complete the survey.

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Zorian Sasyk

E-Resources and Discovery Librarian, Metropolitan State University

Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 301
Tuesday, March 6


S045: Taking Charge of Your Career
This session will provide information useful for first-time job seekers, those applying for promotions, as well as those looking to change institutions or career paths. I'll review how to polish resumes and CVs, to use technology and social media to find jobs, and to interview, present, and negotiate confidently. 


Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 204


S051: Diversity - More Than a Policy
This session will ask audience members to share their experiences and thoughts regarding diversity as either a person from an underrepresented group or as a supervisor creating a diverse environment.  Any and all kinds of experiences are welcome.


Alice Eng

Electronic Resources Librarian, Wake Forest University
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Hilary Robbeloth

Systems & Discovery Librarian, University of Puget Sound

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


S073: Redesigning Technical Services to Meet Today’s Patron’s Needs
Implementing a next-gen library system gives library staff opportunities to assess technical services processes with an eye towards patron needs and more effective use of resources. We will explore how an academic library at a public institution is developing internal staff for a whole new way to run tech services.

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Katy Aronoff

Director of Solutions Architecture, Ex Libris
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 →
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Katie Gohn

Head of Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Charlie Remy

Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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


S076: Family Feud: Does Size Matter? An Institutional Perspective
The wildly popular Family Feud: ER&L Edition returns with a look at careers.  Come explore the best and worst of working for different sized institutions. A panel discussion on librarian career paths and career development will follow the game.  David vs. Goliath....who has a better handle on their careers?

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Arta Kabashi

Account Manager, ProQuest
Arta Kabashi
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Carol Seiler

Account Services Manager, EBSCO
Carol Seiler started her career in libraries as a cataloger and now has worked in almost all areas of the library. She has primarily worked as an academic/medical librarian but has also served at a public library and a technical services trainer at a consortia. Carol has been with... Read More →
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Steve Shadle

Head, Serials Cataloging, University of Washington Libraries
Steve plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Serials Cataloging Unit at the UW Libraries. In addition, Steve supports systems and services that provide access to electronic serials and journal full-text. Steve's background in serial standards began with his work as an ISSN... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 204


S078: Moving to ERM, or What Do We Have; Is That Perpetual; and Where’s the Title List?
We have folders, emails, memories, and LibGuides, but the University of Central Florida never had an electronic resource management system. In July, our consortia migrates to Sierra and its ERM. How to gather and track our data in a useful, sustainable way? Hear our plan and share your experiences.

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Tina Buck

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida
Serials holdings, database a-z, and working towards an ERM with some cataloging and acquisitions mixed in. For fun, I enjoy baking bread.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 106


S077-02: Building a data-positive library culture from the ground up: strategies for small and mid-sized libraries
Using Westfield State University's Ely Library as a case study, this session presents strategies librarians can use for improving data skills, increasing cross-department collaboration, creating a data-positive culture, and gaining staff support for data-related projects. This short talk is particularly geared towards solutions that are free or low-cost.

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Becca Brody

Collection Strategy Librarian, Westfield State University
I am a reference/instruction librarian who fell into the e-resource and serials management world by accident. I also recently finished an MPA in nonprofit management, which encouraged me to think more broadly about how to encourage organizational change and move data-informed projects... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 105


S086-03: Lucky2+: Institutional Repository Efficiencies via a Unique Partnership Now Extending to Others
Researchers want publication dissemination to share results, build promotion portfolios, and gain funding success. Librarians enable discovery of research by hosting journal articles within institutional repositories. A solution has been achieved through an innovative partnership between an academic library and a commercial publisher. Others can employ the described automated processes.

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Robert V Phillips

Application Programmer II, University of Florida
PhD in Cognitive Science, J.D., Application Programmer at the University of Florida. Topics of interest: Python; Django Websites; Mining, converting, analyzing XML; Elsevier APIs; Institutional Repository; Podengos

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 105
Wednesday, March 7


S091: Documentation & training 101, AKA: having a Plan B for staffing emergencies
In this presentation, I’ll discuss how I’ve approached documentation and training, both as a staff member “hit by a bus” and as the backup left to pick up the pieces. I’ll address why this is important, where you even begin, what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what I’m still wrestling with.

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Heather Shipman

E-Resource Specialist, Cornell University Library
Heather Shipman coordinates Cornell's ebook ordering team and is part of the e-resource troubleshooting team. She tends to stick her nose into everything to see how it works.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Salon 6


S095: The Access vs. Cost Conundrum: Balancing the Provision of Electronic Resources at the World Bank in a Time of Change
To achieve its twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity, the World Bank President announced a set of reorganization plans at its Annual Meeting in October 2013. To address expenditure review and strategic staffing, World Bank Library had to navigate the access/cost conundrum for effective e-resources management.

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Mwangala Mboo

IT Analyst, The World Bank Group
Mwangala Mboo is an eResources Analyst at the World Bank Group where she is responsible for acquisitions and licensing, content/product evaluation, user needs analysis, and financial recording and reporting. She has worked for a developing country government, a diplomatic mission... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Room 106