2016 Workshops

Electronic Resources & Libraries 2016 conference workshop planners have put together a great line up of expert-led 4-hour workshops to add to your ER&L conference experience. These are focused in on the topics you’ve requested through surveys!

All workshops take place 1:00pm – 5:00pm and include a snack break. 

SUNDAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

1. Understanding and Using Altmetrics for Collection Management: An Interactive Overview
2. Understanding Copyright and Marking It Work for Your Library
3. EZProxy: Assessment and Administration Techniques and Tips

WEDNESDAY POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

4. Accessibility for ERLs: Optimizing Resources for All Abilities
5. Cancelled
6. E-Resources & Social Media: How to Optimize, Promote, Connect, and Assess
7. REPEATED SESSION – EZProxy: Assessment and Administration Techniques and Tips


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pre-Conf Workshop 1: Understanding and Using Altmetrics for Collection Management: An Interactive Overview

Presenters: Robin Champieux and Stacy Konkiel

Conference Track: Emerging Technologies and Trends

Libraries rely on multiples types, sources, and interpretations of data to inform collection management decisions, with an emphasis on anticipating and assessing local needs, cost, and use.  With the transition to digitally born and Web-based scholarly communication, altmetrics (“big data” about how scholarship is used on the Web) can tell valuable information about trending sources and scholarly topics, the tools researchers and faculty are using to promote and discuss their scholarship, and the impact of the scholarly communication platforms, such as institutional repositories, that libraries provide.  In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore how to integrate this data into e-resource collection management activities, and the evaluation and promotion of library initiatives.

The session will cover the following topics and activities:

  • Explanation of altmetrics data, how it is collected and how it should & should not be interpreted
  • Overview of various altmetrics providers and how their tools can be used to discover discussions of research in mainstream media mentions, policy documents, blogs, and social media.
  • How to get a rich picture of “trending” research in all disciplines, which you can use to supplement your collection management decisions.
  • How to uncover the platforms and tools students, faculty, and the public are using to interact with research information.
  • How to gather, analyze, and communicate altmetric data about and within institutional repositories.

REGISTER HERE! A ticket is needed for this event! Don’t Forget to add a Pre-Conference Workshop when you register for ER&L!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pre-Conf Workshop 2: Understanding Copyright and Making It Work for Your Library

Presenters: Angela Riggio and Sharon Farb

Conference Track: Scholarly Communication

Learn about copyright basics, the latest developments in copyright and its impact on library collections, and how copyright can help promote and expand library services.For those familiar with copyright, this workshop will serve as a copyright refresher course. This session will also be useful for those who do not engage with copyright issues on a daily basis, and would like to know more.

REGISTER HERE! A ticket is needed for this event! Don’t Forget to add a Pre-Conference Workshop when you register for ER&L!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pre-Conf Workshop 3: EZproxy: Assessment and Administration Techniques and Tips

Presenters: Glenn Bunton and Shannon Fox

Conference Track: Managing e-Resources & Licensing

The EZproxy remote access management software is one of the most commonly used tools by libraries managing remote access to licensed online resources. This workshop is for anyone involved with administering EZproxy as well as those interested in the usage information gathered in its log files.

REGISTER HERE! A ticket is needed for this event! Don’t Forget to add a Pre-Conference Workshop when you register for ER&L!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Post-Conf Workshop 4: Accessibility for ERLs: Optimizing Resources For All Abilities

Presenters: Laura DeLancey & Kirsten Ostergaard

Conference Track: User Experience

Resources are designed for use by people of all abilities. This workshop will build your proficiency with accessibility for e-resources. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate accessibility measures into workflows, considerations for policy-making and vendor negotiations, and techniques for improving the accessibility of their own websites and online resources.

REGISTER HERE! A ticket is needed for this event! Don’t Forget to add a Post-Conference Workshop when you register for ER&L!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Post-Conf Workshop 6: E-Resources & Social Media: How to Optimize, Promote, Connect, and Assess

Presenters: Doralyn Rossmann

Conference Track: User Experience

This workshop will give participants an intentional and informed approach to using social media to promote e-resources to library community. Participants will develop a social media plan, learn how to optimize e-resources for social media sharing, connect with community, and assess their efforts. Plans will be tailored for organizational capacity.

REGISTER HERE! A ticket is needed for this event! Don’t Forget to add a Post-Conference Workshop when you register for ER&L!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Post-Conf Workshop 7 – Repeated Session: EZproxy: Assessment and Administration Techniques and Tips

Presenters: Glenn Bunton and Shannon Fox

Conference Track: Managing e-Resources & Licensing

The EZproxy remote access management software is one of the most commonly used tools by libraries managing remote access to licensed online resources. This workshop is for anyone involved with administering EZproxy as well as those interested in the usage information gathered in its log files.

REGISTER HERE! A ticket is needed for this event! Don’t Forget to add a Post-Conference Workshop when you register for ER&L!