Check Us Out at the 2018 Charleston Conference!

News | October 31, 2018

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Find out where EBSCO Information Services will be at this year’s Charleston Library Conference.

It’s that time of year again! The Charleston Library Conference is next week and we are providing a summary of sessions, luncheons and information about what EBSCO will be during the conference.

Beyond our guide, here are additional ways to stay connected:

  • EBSCO will be at Charleston's Vendor Showcase at table #24 beside GOBI at table #25 on Tuesday, November 6th, from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Stay updated by following Charleston Library Conference on Twitter. Remember to use the hashtag #chsconf2018 and tag EBSCO to stay connected!
  • Follow us on Twitter at EBSCO as we tweet in real time.

Here’s a quick look at where you can catch us at Charleston:

Monday, November 5th

FOLIO Reception 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join members of the FOLIO community for a kick-off celebration at the Charleston Conference. Meet members of the FOLIO community and enjoy music, food and drinks.

Tuesday, November 6th 

FOLIO Meetup 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join librarians and vendors as they explore the FOLIO project and the future of library technology.

Wednesday, November 7th

E-Book Is Not a Four-Letter Word. (Or, How We Reduced Anxiety and Increased Liaison Confidence in Acquiring and Engaging Our Users with E-Books.)11:30am – 12:10pm
Jamie Hazlitt, Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation at Loyola Marymount University, will be discussing the development and implementation of a two-hour interactive E-book Boot Camp, and making informed decisions about e-book selection in GOBI and in providing support to our students and faculty.

EBSCO Luncheon 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join EBSCO for lunch at Charleston Conference 2018 to hear updates on the latest EBSCO products, features and services while enjoying a meal with fellow librarians. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions!

Crawling to Walking to Sitting on Clouds: The Path to Efficiency and Happiness for Acquisitions 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
Hear from Ann-Marie Breaux from EBSCO, Sarah Forzetting of Stanford Libraries and James Gulvas of University of Michigan Library about modernizing acquisitions practices and how FOLIO can help with a librarian’s workflow.

Putting Our Values into Action: Integrating Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice into Collection Management and Technical Services 3:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Join Michelle Baildon of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rachel Finn of Vassar College, Jenny Hudson from GOBI Library Solutions and Becky Imamoto of the University of California, Irvine, as they discuss different approaches to evaluating current collections and methods for creating collections that promote diversity and social justice.

Navigating the Integrated Library System Transition - How Can a Vendor Alleviate the Pain? 5:45pm – 6:45pm
In this poster session, Anne Campbell, Library Automation Manager from EBSCO, Matthew Payne from the University of Georgia, Katy Gabrio of Macalester College and Jonathan Blackburn from OCLA will be discussing planning processes and how vendors can provide support to librarians when switching from one ILS to another.

Thursday, November 8th

Throwing Back the Curtain: A Candid Conversation About Negotiating 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ashley Fast Bailey from GOBI Library Solutions, Jeremy Garskof of Gettysburg College, Melissa Oakes from ProQuest and Doug Way of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be having an open and honest discussion about strategies and approaches to negotiations that work for both librarians and vendors.

One Login, One Time; The Way to Easy and Unlimited Access 11:30 am – 12:10 pm
Christopher Holly, Director of SaaS Innovation at EBSCO, Lucy Harrison, Executive Director of GALILEO and Stephen Ambra, Library Director at NHTI Concord’s Community College, are discussing their experiences with OpenAthens in providing seamless, secure authentication.

Discovery Elsewhere: Using the EDS API in Mobile, Voice Searching, and Beyond 11:30 am – 12:10 pm
Join Eric Frierson, Senior Director of Field Engineering, North America, EBSCO Information Services, William Mischo from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Rob O’Connell of Smith College Libraries, as they talk about the use of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) API to enhance the discovery experience for users.

Getting E-Books into Courses: How Libraries Can Partner with Faculty to Ease the Textbook Affordability Crisis 11:30 am – 12:10 pm
Kara Kroes Li, Director, Product Management, eBooks, EBSCO Information Services, Jeanne Pavy of the University of New Orleans and Dave Comeaux of Louisiana State University will be talking about the successes and challenges in engaging their faculty in the no-cost or low-cost course material mission by partnering with GOBI.

The Ebook Story: The Key to a Happy Ending 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Join Emma Waecker, Senior Product Manager for eBooks from EBSCO, Denise Branch of Virginia Commonwealth University, Katy Aranoff, Manager of Solutions Architecture at Ex Libris, and Evelyn Elias from Taylor & Francis, as they discuss the various challenges they encounter in efforts to bring eBook discoverability and access to users, along with problem-solving solutions for managing these resources.

Digital Rights Management: A Long and Winding Road to DRM-Free Ebooks in Academic Libraries 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Kara Kroes Li from EBSCO will be on a panel with speakers from De Gruyter, Davidson College, Eastern Carolina University, ProQuest and Cornell University Press, talking about the benefits of DRM-free content for patrons without harming the ebook ecosystem.

Overcoming Today’s Ethical Challenges for Librarians and Vendors 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Join Barbara Albee from EBSCO, Damon Campbell of University of Oregon and Lisa Martincik of the University of Iowa, as they discuss the multitude of ways that ethics in librarianship can be challenged and tactics that can be employed to overcome it.

Springing Forth from Winter: New Beginnings for Relationships 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Barbara Kawecki, Director of Customer Retention at GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, Maggie Farrell, University of Las Vegas and Rick Branham from SirsiDynix will discuss the importance of communication with vendors and some of the techniques used to create successful collaborations.

Walking the Critical Line between User Privacy and Leveraging Knowledge for Greater Library Impact: A Panel Discussion 3:40 pm - 4:20 pm
Join Scott MacDonald Vice President of Platform Security and Privacy at EBSCO, John McDonald Vice President of Analytics at EBSCO and Michael Levine-Clark from the University of Denver as they discuss the impact of GDPR and navigating a more complex landscape where factors converge.

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