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


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Salon 6 [clear filter]
Monday, March 5

10:45am CST

S004: A Collaborative Approach to Creating and Maintaining a User-Centred A-Z List
Motivated by an upcoming migration, the University of Guelph Library redesigned their A-Z database list with an emphasized focus on collaboration, consistency, and user-centredness. This how-to session will describe the redesign process, new workflows, challenges, and next steps for creating and maintaining a collaborative, consistent, and user-centred a-z database list.

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Kailey Brisbin

Electronic Resources & Metadata Librarian, University of Guelph

Melanie Parlette-Stewart

University of Guelph

Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am CST
Salon 6
  5. User Experience & Promotion

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

3:00pm CST

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

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

4:00pm CST

S031: The FOLIO Marketplace: a new Model for Library Innovation
While the FOLIO product and concept are unique and innovative, its marketplace could be even more revolutionary. The FOLIO marketplace will allow people to share numerous products, enhancements, workflows, and ideas. But many questions remain, so come explore some of these possibilities and help define the marketplace’s future.

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Jesse Koennecke

Director, Acquisitions & E-Resource Licensing, Cornell University
Jesse is responsible for managing Acquisitions and E-Resource Licensing services for Cornell University Library (CUL). Jesse has been a member of the FOLIO Product Council since 2016, serving on several task forces and as chair.
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Peter McCracken

Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University Library
I'm the Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University, and have been here since June 2016. Starting in 2019, I run a (very small) group called "E-Resources and Acquisitions Strategy", in which we'll try to make things better in our corner of the library, and then tell the world... Read More →

Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm CST
Salon 6
  7. Emerging Technologies & Trends
Tuesday, March 6

9:15am CST

S041: A tale of two assessments: A two-pronged approach to improve your discovery tool
Discovery tools are often users’ first impression of the library, so continuous assessment is critical to identify/solve usability issues. We will share two approaches (usability testing and a survey widget) for determining necessary changes that we used to assess EDS. Both methods can be done entirely online at a distance. Takeaways can be used to enhance your discovery tool effectiveness or to improve future assessment efforts.

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Carrie Bertling Disclafani

Distance Education Librarian, Johns Hopkins University
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Jennifer Hill

Electronic Resources Manager/Distance Ed Lib, Johns Hopkins/Excelsior College

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

10:45am CST

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 CST
Salon 6

2:00pm CST

S064: Have your cake and eat it too: Streamlining resource access via interoperable discovery and patron empowerment integration & SSO at Seton Hall University
This presentation will review how SHU, OCLC and EBSCO cooperated to improve and streamline SHU’s patrons’ login process and provide unified access to SHU’s catalog, availability, and patron account functionality directly within EDS. This session will explain the structure of the integration, as well as perform a live demonstration.


Marc Keepper

Product Manager, FOLIO, EBSCO
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Elizabeth Leonard

Asst. Dean, Seton Hall University

Tyler Martin

Senior Product Manager, EBSCO Information Services
I am a Senior Product Manager at EBSCO working on EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and my current focus is on current EDS ILS Integration projects and Patron Empowerment Functionality in EDS. I also manage a team of Product Management Analysts who are responsible for building and maintaining... Read More →

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

3:15pm CST

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, Collection Services, 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 CST
Salon 6

4:15pm CST

S082: Digital Piracy: Best Practices for Librarians and IT Professionals
The publishing community recognizes the current hurdles that librarians face on a daily basis with digital piracy (e.g. Sci-Hub). Therefore, as a group, we have assembled to develop tools and a communications workflow in order to make it easier to protect your electronic resources and the safety of the information of your students/staff. Before we officially role this out to the academic community, we would like to share with you and solicit your feedback.

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Juan Denzer

Discovery Services Librarian, SUNY Oswego
Juan Denzer is the Discovery Services Librarian at SUNY Oswego. He earned his MSLIS IN 2017 from the University at Buffalo, has a B.S. in Computer Sciences from Binghamton University. He is the author of a LITA Guide entitled: Digital Collections and Exhibits. He is also has written... Read More →
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Sari Frances

Mgr. of Digital License Compliance, IEEE
With over 15 years experience in the publishing industry, Sari Frances, Manager of Digital License Compliance, has successfully managed IEEE’s IP Protection Program since 2008. IEEE is the world’s largest organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. Sari’s responsibilities... Read More →

Tom reller

VP, Global Communications, Elsevier
As a Vice President, Global Communications, Tom Reller leads a team responsible for linking Global Communications to the Business Units (BUs) and is responsible for understanding BU business needs and applying the right set of communications messages, tactics and programs to help... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm CST
Salon 6
Wednesday, March 7

8:30am CST

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 CST
Salon 6
  3. Organizational Strategies

9:30am CST

S099: User-Centered Collection Development: Assessing Open Access Funding with Service Design Heuristics
Libraries are increasingly asked to fund open access (OA) initiatives. This often means repurposing traditional materials funds, and the decision-making process can lead to more questions than answers. This session will provide participants with the tools needed to approach OA funding decisions through library service design methodology.

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Erin Gallagher

Director of Collection Services, Reed College
Erin Gallagher is the Director of Collection Services at Reed College in lovely Portland, Oregon. Before that, she worked as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Rollins College in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Erin started her library career on the vendor side as a collection development... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CST
Salon 6

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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