I WANT A TRUCK BOOK! Reorganizing Your Picture Book Collection to Meet the Needs of Young Patrons and Their Caregivers
Find out how and why some public and school libraries are moving away from traditional “alpha by author” picture book shelving to a more intuitive model that takes into account the ways young patrons actually search for reading material. The speakers – two public librarians and one school librarian – will present their rationales for change as well as the nuts and bolts of how they accomplished their reorganizations – and increased both circulation and patron satisfaction.
Subjects: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Collection Development, Public Programs, Information Literacy
The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Research, Digital Scholarship and Implications for Research Libraries
Tony Hey and Clifford Lynch will discuss the emergence of the ‘fourth paradigm’ for scientific research – involving the acquisition, management and analysis of vast quantities of scientific data and will illustrate the changes this will have on scientific discovery. This new paradigm will have implications for how researchers ‘publish’ their results and for scholarly communication in general. The details of what will need to be preserved and how this will be accomplished are only beginning to emerge; research libraries have the opportunity to play a leading role in this digital scholarship revolution. Hosted by LITA President Colleen Cuddy.
Stewardship: Do you know where your donors are?
Stewardship is the lynchpin of every development program; its absence ensures failure. Effective stewardship spans the development cycle—from provision of information, cultivation, the ask, the gift, acknowledgement, to the next gift by the donor. No matter the type of institution, strategic planning for stewardship is critical. Learn about successful approaches for stewardship initiatives from academic, special, and public libraries, and hear from a LIS professor about the theory behind it all.
FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends
Why choose between presentations when you can come to one FEAST? Future & Emerging Access Services Trends (FEAST) is back for a second year, providing multiple speakers and topics in one 90 minute session. Hear practitioners and experts discuss what’s new or just around the corner in circulation, shelving, reserves, inter-library loan, offsite storage and more in short seven minute courses. Fresh and timely. Never frozen. There’s always plenty to choose from at the FEAST!
Subjects: Trends and Forecasting, Equity of Access, Emerging Technologies, Administration and Management, Transforming Libraries
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