Utilizing Patron Driven Acquisitions Technology to Connect 455,00 Users at 23 College Campuses
We’ll discuss the process of implementing, conducting, and evaluating a consortial patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) pilot involving two vendors (Coutts and YBP), 23 California State University campus libraries, and almost half a million users. We’ll explain how technology is enabling libraries to develop and share just-in-time collections of ebooks, and present the results of the pilot in light of the ongoing conversation about what that might mean for library faculty, staff, budgets, and most importantly, users.
Subjects: Technology, Acquisitions
President’s Program (LLAMA)
Heather Krasna, career expert and author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service, will lead a dynamic and engaging session that will leave you with an inspiring new goal to achieve and a plan in place to get there.
Whether your five-year goal is to be promoted, change career tracks, enhance the scope of your position, or even to retire, this session will give you the tools you need.
Subjects: Administration and Management, Career Advice, Leadership
Fusion Libraries: New Models for New Times
By incorporating new and more diverse collaborations and programs, libraries are blurring boundaries between information, culture and daily life. “Fusion” library facilities, functioning as community and academic hubs, have demanded new planning parameters to address identity, integration, and territory. This panel discussion of academic and public libraries will illustrate planning strategies and the operational considerations that shaped them. Following the panel, Sandbox sessions will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions with Fusion Library representatives.
Subjects: Buildings and Facilities, Administration and Management
Library Research Round Table: Research into Practical Problem Solving in Libraries
Structured research is an effective way to find solutions to persistent challenges in libraries. Join in this exploration of problem solving.
Subjects: Research and Statistics
Networking: What Works? (NMRT)
Networking gets the job done! Discover what happens behind the closed doors of a library search committee - and how your professional (and personal) networks can make or break your prospects. Then learn how other librarians navigated the networking maze to land plum positions. With the insider scoop, practical pointers, and the opportunity to connect with both peers and mentors, you’ll be able to put your network to work for you.
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