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


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Salon 3 [clear filter]
Monday, March 5

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
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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

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

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 & 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

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 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, FOLIO migration, FOLIO Product Council, VuFind discovery layer, ILL and Acquisitions service models and workflows, Library Services in general

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

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

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

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
My work is focused on collections and technical services, but I'm also an Art liaison with a particular interest in making stuff from appropriated images and text, and I have some background in Digital Humanities.Nat Gustafson-Sundell, MA, MLIS (any)Minnesota State University, Ma... Read More →
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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

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

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, NC 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
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

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 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 →

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

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