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


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Monday, March 5

10:45am CST

Empower Your Students With The Wall Street Journal

Give your students the insight they need to make an impact with a Wall Street Journal site license. Sign up for our session at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference to learn how WSJ’s unrivaled journalism can benefit students and faculty.

Join us for an opportunity to connect with libraries that are thinking about implementing a WSJ site license. Meet your WSJ representatives and learn about the latest offerings from the Wall Street Journal. 


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Alex Andreadis

Marketing Manager, The Wall Street Journal

Deborah Nicoles

Account Director, The Wall Street Journal


Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Room 203
  Sponsored Session

11:30am CST

Lunch and Learn with Ex Libris: Connecting Library Resources to the Classroom using Leganto

The powerful combination of Leganto (Course Resource Lists) and Alma (Library Services Platform) brings the library into the classroom. Leganto connects librarians to instructors, who in turn connect students with the library content they need to succeed. Join Ex Libris for lunch, and learn about how the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution provides visibility of your library’s resources to instructors building their class resource lists and availability of that content to students taking the class.

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Mary-Lynn Bragg

Director of Campus Engagement, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
In my role as Director of Campus Engagement, I manage our program to help customers plan for and accelerate the adoption of Leganto. Learn more about what we do here: https://www.exlibrisgroup.com/products/leganto-course-resource-list-management/leganto-campus-engagement/

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Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm CST
Salon 3
  Sponsored Session

3:00pm CST

It’s All About You: Introducing Librarian Resources from Taylor & Francis!

Have you heard about our brand new Librarian Resources site? Join representatives from the Taylor & Francis Books and Journals teams for a collaborative and conversational session in which we will take you through the features and benefits of this librarian-focused online hub.
Librarian Resources features information, support, and insights from the T&F team and the library community to help you develop your collections, engage your users, enhance your institution’s scholarly communications, and navigate the changing library and information landscape. Following the website demo, feedback and dialogue are highly encouraged, and all participants will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Gillian Howcroft

Regional Sales Manager, Taylor & Francis
Come and delve into history with T&F! Don't miss Joe Pettican talk about our vibrant range of primary sources! We have a great offer for SCELC members and will share that with you after the webinar. Joe is part of our Editorial Team that commissions our primary sources as well as... Read More →
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Beth Mullen

Journal Sales Manager, Taylor & Francis Group
Come visit me at the Taylor & Francis Group table (# 401) during the Vendor Exhibit! We are a leading international academic publisher, providing quality reviewed content that institutions worldwide find indispensable. With over 2,000 journals covering 23 topics across the Social... Read More →
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Michelle Rivera-Spann

Director of Marketing - Library, Taylor and Francis Group

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Taylor and Francis Group

As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks, reference works, and online digital resources, Taylor & Francis Group helps bring knowledge to life by providing researchers and students with the highest quality information across a range of specialties... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Room 203
  Sponsored Session
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

11:30am CST

Lunch and Learn with EBSCO

Please join EBSCO to hear about:
  • EBSCO OpenDissertations — Changing the Conversation on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
  • Removing Barriers to Access: Exciting Enhancements for eBook Users
  • The FOLIO Community in 2018. Where the Open Access Project Stands and Where it is Headed

*A ticket is required to RSVP for this lunch. Click here to RSVP for the luncheon. 

11:30am - Buffet line and check-in begins in Zotnik Family Ballroom Lobby
11:45am - Presentation begins in Salon 3

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Eric Frierson

Sr. Director, Field Engineering, EBSCO
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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Kara Kroes Li

Director of Product Management, EBSCO
As Director of Product Management for EBSCO, Kara is responsible for understanding the needs of end-users, librarians, and publishers and distilling those needs into product initiatives. Her current areas of focus are user experience, librarian workflows, and partnerships. Prior to... Read More →
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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!

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EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals—all combined with the most powerful discovery service and management resources to support the information and collection development needs of libraries... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm CST
Salon 3

2:00pm CST

Analyzing the impact and reach of your open access publications with Web of Science

Through a partnership with Impactstory, Clarivate Analytics has combined the research discovery strength of the Web of Science with the world of Open Access.  Impactstory’s Unpaywall technology is integrated into Web of Science, making it the most authoritative Open Access search engine available. Web of Science users can identify which of their search results are available for free on publishers’ websites (Gold/Gold Hybrid) or trusted repositories (Green Accepted and Green Published). Not only does this make access to free, legal article PDFs simple for researchers and students, but it also enables librarians to do in-depth analysis of Open Access availability across the 32,000 journals on the Web of Science platform.  Currently, this means over 10 million Open Access articles can be found through Web of Science. We will use InCites Benchmarking and Analytics to analyze the citation impact of Open Access content from a university.  We will examine this from the journal, subject area, and funder perspectives, and discuss how libraries can use these data to support Open Access policies and collection development.

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Ann Beynon

Manager, Solution Specialists, Clarivate Analytics

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Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, we own... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 203
  Sponsored Session
Wednesday, March 7

11:30am CST

De Who? A Lunch Session from De Gruyter


It’s okay, really. De Gruyter isn’t a mega publisher, and we’re not really good at tooting our own horn, so we understand that you may not know exactly who we are. We do, however, know something about publishing since we’ve been doing it since 1749. But just because we’ve been around for almost 270 years doesn’t mean we’re stuffy.

In fact, we have fresh and modern attitudes to a number of things such as partnerships with university presses, helping libraries deliver excellent service to their customers, and supporting authors to advance research in Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

We also have considerable experience in open access publishing and are even the largest independent source of open access books. So if you are interested in working with a proud publishing house that is big enough to matter, but small enough to listen, come to our ER&L Lunch.

❶ De Who?
❷ De Gruyter Trivia for the chance to win an Amazon gift card
❸ Learn about our Publisher Partners and Open Access publishing program

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Steve Fallon

Director of Sales, De Gruyter
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Eric Merkel-Sobotta

Vice President, Communications & External Affairs, De Gruyter

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De Gruyter

The independent academic publisher DE GRUYTER can look back at an over 260 year history. The De Gruyter Group publishes academic and research content in the humanities, medicine, natural sciences, and law covering a widespread of products. In addition, De Gruyter provides eBooks published... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm CST
Salon 6

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