Exploring trends, technologies, e-resource management, and digital services in libraries.

2022 Preliminary Program

BIG QUESTIONS
ON THE LIVE STREAM

Catch some big ideas in our Live Sessions blocks​ on the live stream. ​​Our program will have a virtual main stage surfacing these big questions of great interest to our community.

  1. What does our ‘new normal’ look like?
  2. How has our work changed?
  3. How do we demonstrate our values?
  4. How do we address access, diversity, inclusion, and equity?
  5. What does innovation look like?

ON-DEMAND SESSIONS
& SHORT TALKS

Learn a lot from one another in On-Demand Sessions & Short Talks with live text-based Q&A.

Our program will have 100+ talks from our community. These sessions and short talks will be available to consume on-demand at the beginning of the conference.

Leave questions and comments anytime. Ask questions and chat with presenters during a text-based Q&A session.

COMMUNITY
CONNECTIONS

Share and support one another in ​daily ​​Community Connection opportunities for networking​ ​​and topical ​discussions​ that deepen the reach of topics we’re exploring at ER&L.​

Join us each day for a variety of community-focused networking experiences such as moderated discussions and small group video chats.

MEET WITH EXHIBITORS

There will be daily opportunities to meet with and hear from Camp ER&L exhibitors and sponsors, aka the fine purveyors at the Camp ER&L General Store.

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Practice self-care with daily offerings such as virtual yoga sessions and meditations. Prior experience not necessary. 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy some laughs and entertainment with fellow campers in activities such as a live music show, a game show session, and an interactive virtual happy hour experience.

Monday, March 14

Get Started on the Live Stream
  • Orientation with the ER&L Team
  • Welcome Session with our Committee
  • Opening Keynote Session
Community Connections

Join us for a variety of community-focused networking experiences such as moderated discussions and small group chats.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Big Questions on the Live Stream

10:00 am – 11:30 am CT

What does our ‘new normal’ look like?

The pandemic disrupted everyone’s lives, challenging us to create a new normal in life and at work. We want to reflect on what this new world looks like. We’ll start with a big picture view of how we see each other, how we collaborate, how we learn, and what shifts have happened in our larger communities. Then, we will dig into some specific examples, such as engaging with users, training new staff, and managing collections. These three talks will be followed by a group panel Q&A on our big question.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT

How has our work changed?

Change is typical in managing e-resources but the last two years have brought new and dramatic shifts to our ecosystem. From working remotely to new user needs and delivery methods, the way in which we conduct business has changed. This has impacted our operations, business relationships, budgets, and processes. We will explore best practices, case studies, and lessons learned across all aspects of the e-resource lifecycle. These three talks will be followed by a group panel Q&A on our big question.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT

How do we demonstrate our values?

Librarianship comes with values that many of us strive to incorporate in our work. We will explore the ways in which we are opening and expanding access to e-resources as well as consider the environmental impact of digital collections in our libraries. These presentations will grapple with our responsibility to protect user privacy, how we center student users in our profession, and the ways in which we can create open and equitable access to information. These three talks will be followed by a group panel Q&A on our big question.

Community Connections

Join us for a variety of community-focused networking experiences such as moderated discussions and small group chats about topics such as these big questions of the day. 

  • How do we address access, diversity, inclusion, and equity?
  • How has our work changed?
  • What does Innovation look like?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Big Questions on the Live Stream

10:00 am – 11:30 am CT

How do we address access, diversity, inclusion, and equity?

This big question will address access, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We will discuss if we are doing enough to prioritize content accessibility and whether we are deliberately and thoughtfully shifting legacy practices in order to provide respectful and equitable metadata and authority control. We will also consider how we design or use tools, processes, and systems to include more voices. These five talks will be followed by a group panel Q&A on our big question.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT

How has our work changed?

Change is typical in managing e-resources but the last two years have brought new and dramatic shifts to our ecosystem. From working remotely to new user needs and delivery methods, the way in which we conduct business has changed. This has impacted our operations, business relationships, budgets, and processes. We will explore best practices, case studies, and lessons learned across all aspects of the e-resource lifecycle. These three talks will be followed by a group panel Q&A on our big question.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT

What does innovation look like?

Innovators thrive in the e-resources ecosystem by implementing new, creative ideas and technologies to improve current practices and develop newer, more efficient ways to accomplish our goals.Are we doing our work in the best ways possible using what is available to us? Are we thinking about how new technologies might benefit e-resource management? Are we contemplating new partnerships as our work evolves? These three talks will be followed by a group panel Q&A on our big question.

Community Connections

Join us for a variety of community-focused networking experiences such as moderated discussions and small group chat about topics such as these big questions of the day. 

  • What does our ‘new normal’ look like? 
  • How has our work changed?
  • How do we demonstrate our values?

Thursday, March 17, 2022

10:00 am – 11:30 am CT

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT

Community Connections

Join us for a variety of community-focused networking experiences such as moderated discussions and small group chats.

Session times are subject to change. This page is an ER&L preliminary program published on December 15, 2021. Final session times will be disseminated to presenters in January 2022 and the final program will be published in February 2022