Join us in Austin, Texas, for the 18th annual ER&L Conference. The conference will offer librarians a “camp-like feel” of coming together to meet new people, play games and learn new skills. This conference is offered to librarians in person and online.
While you are enjoying camp, check out the EBSCO (400) and GOBI (108) booths, where you can speak with EBSCO representatives about the latest updates to our products and services, and learn more about the EBSCO Solar Grant and John Cotton Dana Awards. You can also join us for our EBSCO hosted luncheon and reception. Register here:
Join EBSCO for our ER&L Sessions
March 6th (In-Person & Online)
They Built It and We Came: FOLIO – An Open-Source Library Services Platform - 10:15 - 11:00 AM CT
Librarians from Grand Valley State University will discuss their library’s move to FOLIO. They will discuss the migration process, show personalized workflows, introduce Locate (FOLIO’s new OPAC), show integrations with other library systems and highlight homegrown tools that work with FOLIO like self-service reports, suppression tool and a location updater.
Alienation and Burnout in ER Librarianship: Causes and Alternative Paths - 1:30 - 2:15 PM CT
Many things lead to a decrease in morale for e-resource librarians in academia. How do we understand these issues, and where else can we go? Join librarians who left for a discussion that looks not just at the structural problems in the current system, but techniques for stepping outside academia.
March 7th (In-Person & Online)
Meet Librarians Whose Institutions Made the Move to FOLIO - 9:00 - 9:45 AM CT
This session will cover three institutions’ decision to move to FOLIO, the open-source library management system. It will cover pain points at each library and how FOLIO helped to solve them, migrating to an open-source system with vendor support, insights into the implementation process, and staff and end-user feedback.
Does Kanban Work for Discovery? - 9:00 - 9:15 AM CT
CU Boulder Libraries went live with the new EDS UI in 2022. For this project, we used a GitHub Projects board and applied Agile and Kanban principles to the board. We will discuss why we chose this method and analyze how this method has worked for us so far.
Getting Noticed on the Web: Making Library Data Portable and Visible - 9:15 - 9:30 AM CT
Become part of the data exchange on the web. This presentation will explore the efforts of a private research university around data enrichment and syndication, by using BIBFRAME as the foundation for transforming data and creating enriched resources within a connected graph.
Jeopardy ER&L Edition: Vendor, Publisher, or Librarian...Who Knows Electronic Resources the Best? - 4:45 - 5:30 PM CT
Come watch colleagues battle it out to see who knows the most about managing electronic resources in the digital world.
March 9th (Online Only)
A ‘Significant Partnership’: Supporting a New Hospital Partnership with Electronic Resource Access - 10:00 - 11:30 AM CT
When UK HealthCare entered into partnership with a secondary hospital system, the libraries were asked to support additional resources for the hospital. This talk highlights the considerations of supporting this partnership, including the process of moving from EZProxy to OpenAthens, negotiating new licenses and figuring out how to provide support.
Working Together to Improve the Journal Renewal Workflow - 1:30 - 3:00 PM CT
Librarians and agents work together to complete the subscription renewal process. Learn how subscription agents and ILS vendors worked together with customers to analyze the process, identify multiple system integration points and build a user interface to enhance the process and reduce the time it takes to complete this process.