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3. Organizational Strategies [clear filter]
Monday, February 23


(How) Have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians Influenced the Position?
Learn about preliminary results of research undertaken to answer the question how have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resource Librarians, adopted in July 2013 by NASIG, affected the qualifications for and responsibilities of electronic resources librarians as they are depicted in job ads posted between 2012 and 2014.

avatar for Dr. Sarah Sutton

Dr. Sarah Sutton

Associate Professor of Library and Information Man, Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management
I'm currently on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University where I teach information organization, collection development, and, of course, e-resources management. I love to talk about what practicing librarians in serials and e-resources... Read More →

Monday February 23, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 204


Creating a Blueprint for Managing E-Resources: Preparing for Retirements
The presenters will discuss preparing staff and library administrators when there are retirements or unexpected vacancies in e-resources management leadership positions. A for managing the responsibilities of the vacant position on an interim basis will be discussed, using NASIG Core Competencies and the electronic resources life cycle.


Gayle Baker

Professor/Electronic Resources Coordinator, University of Tennessee Libraries
University of Tennessee Libraries
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Micheline Westfall

University of Tennessee

Monday February 23, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Room 301
  • Online Conference Status Online


Desk Fu: Who has time to exercise? YOU do
Studies have shown that as little as 30 minutes a day of regular exercise increases employee attendence, effectiveness, and productivity. But who really has 30 minutes a day to exercise? Everyone. This talk will illustrate how small changes can yield big improvements through 15 minute breaks and employee wellness programs.


Monday February 23, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Room 105
  • Online Conference Status Online


Wisdom from Former Newbies: Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of New Electronic Resources Librarians
New electronic resources librarians face unique challenges and a steep learning curve. As relatively recent hires themselves, the three presenters will share their experiences, offer recommendations to overcome common hurdles, and focus on how lack of experience and training impacted their early work. Resources for new librarians will be shared.

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Eugenia Beh

Electronic Resources Librarian, MIT Libraries
Eugenia Beh is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the MIT Libraries. She currently serves as a Member-At-Large on the NASIG Executive Board and is the ALCTS representative to the ALA Legislation Assembly.
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Stephanie J. Spratt

Assistant Director for Technical Services, Missouri Western State University
Ms. Spratt has served as the Assistant Director for Technical Services at Missouri Western State University Library since November 2016. Prior to that, she was the Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Kraemer Family Library. She has... Read More →
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Alana Verminski

Reference and Instruction Librarian, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Monday February 23, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Room 204


Discovery Before Purchase?!: Deepening the Relationship between Discovery and Collection Developmenthort Talks: User Experience
Issues of electronic resource metadata, linking, indexing, and off-campus access make or break the success of a new electronic resource. It's time to start discussing these discovery issues at the time of purchase, and deepen the relationship between collection development and discovery departments through collaboration, education, and communication.

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Sommer Browning

Associate Director of Technical Services, Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver
Discovery. Access. Electronic Resources. Acquisitions. Budget. Assessment. Tenure-track. Poetry.
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Shannon Tharp

Collections and Content Management Librarian, University of Denver Libraries

Monday February 23, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 301
  • Online Conference Status Online
Tuesday, February 24


Re-reorganization of Technical Services Departments to reflect increases in electronic content
A department manager's retirement led the O'Neill Library to reexamine its organizational structure, and to analyze the ways in which it no longer fit the work that was performed. Since its last re-organization, many problems had been improved upon, a new-next-generation library system was implemented, and more content is electronic.

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Amy Dumouchel, MLIS, AAS, MSPS

Amy Dumouchel
Boston College

Tuesday February 24, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 204


Emphasizing E-Resources and Financial Soundness: Reorganzing the Staff Complement in Technical Services at Carleton University Library
Between the years 2011-2014, two organizational reviews, a financial audit, and a published self-study were undertaken and informed the recent recalibration of technical services at Carleton University Library. This short talk will discuss how we re-emphasized the purchase and processing of e-resources and how financial efficiencies and safeguards were implemented.

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David Sharp

Head, Acquisitions, Carleton University Library

Tuesday February 24, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 204


Take the helm and swab the decks: leading a small, academic e-resources team
Managing e-resources challenges even the best librarians. But how can a small, academic library crippled by chronic understaffing provide cutting-edge service with a skeleton crew? The presenter will describe his process for 'managing up', encouraging innovation from below, and reaching across the barrier to collaborate with public services librarians.

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Nathan Carlson

Eresources & Discovery Librarian, Metropolitan State University

Tuesday February 24, 2015 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Room 204


Just Another Format: The E-Resource Librarian as Selector
University of Wyoming Libraries recently implemented a centralized selection model. Three of the librarians involved discuss the rationale for this change, highlight the challenges presented by the reorganization of collection development responsibilities, and address the implications this reorganization has for the evolution of their roles.

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Sandra Barstow

University of Wyoming Libraries

David Macaulay

Collection Development Librarian, University of Wyoming Libraries
University of Wyoming Libraries
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Shannon Tharp

Collections and Content Management Librarian, University of Denver Libraries

Tuesday February 24, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 103
  • Online Conference Status Online


Libraries and Family: Is the Academic Library Community Supporting You?
Being a working parent is difficult. How should the academic library community - libraries, conferences, associations - support this significant portion of their workforce? After brief presentations laying out problems and offering some solutions/coping mechanisms, we hope to have a lively discussion with participants about this sometimes touchy subject.

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Jaclyn Bedoya

Electronic Resources Librarian, CSU Fullerton
data, users, OpenRefine, family-friendly workplaces
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Margaret Heller

Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago

Christina Salazar

CSU Channel Islands
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May Yan

ER Discovery & Access Librarian, Ryerson University Library

Tuesday February 24, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon A/B


Fake It 'til You Make It: A Pep Talk for New Electronic Resources Librarians
For Electronic Resources Librarians, there is no formal training and no two jobs are alike. This talk presents a survival guide for librarians new to electronic resources management. We discuss common challenges, problem-solving approaches, time-management, and other strategies for a successful transition into this complex area of librarianship.

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Erin Johanna DeWitt Miller

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of North Texas
do not like to drive, love to take trains. do not like to cook, love to bake cakes. do not like to eat cake, love to eat cake batter. do not like cincinnati, love to live in cincinnati. do not like agressive drivers, love to slow down in front of aggressive drivers and tool along... Read More →

Tuesday February 24, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Salon A/B
Wednesday, February 25


It Takes a VillageTo Raise an Electronic Resource: The Collaborative Process of Providing Access
Collaboration is a necessity in the modern library environment. Silos are detrimental to this needed collaboration. This presentation will look at the internal and external silos that are required to birth and foster electronic resources and will discuss an example of bridging two groups: public service librarians and acquisitions librarians.


Mark Henley

Contracts Librarian, University of North Texas
Mark Henely works in the Collection Development department at the University of North Texas Libraries.

Wednesday February 25, 2015 9:25am - 9:40am
Room 301
  • Online Conference Status Online