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2020 Sponsored Sessions

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How to write compelling copy (that even faculty and students will read!)

Presented by AAAS/Science

It’s one thing to be a good communicator, but it’s another thing to be an effective one. With website content, emails, webinars, blogs, social media posts – it’s easy to fall into all the noise. But how do you stand out? Creating compelling copy seems elusive, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a skill that needs practice. Throughout this session, learn simple but powerful tactics for writing compelling copy that people (even faculty and students) will read.


DeGruyer’s University Press Library: Strategic Solutions for Overcoming a Complex e-Book Ecosystem

Presented by DeGruyter

Have you ever had to sacrifice the right ebook access because the price wasn’t right?  The struggle is real; balancing access and title costs is an ongoing issue for libraries worldwide.  In this session, we’ll start with a discussion about ebook acquisition trends and how purchase decisions are being influenced by price.  Then, we’ll hear from Keri Prelitz (Collection Development and Management Librarian from California State University – Fullerton) and how she is using Extended Access to strike the right balance between access and price.  Finally, we’ll end with market data around turnaways and the various innovative methods, both current and upcoming, from ProQuest that help make ebook access affordable for all budgets.


How Librarians Can Address Their Most Pressing Questions Using Scopus

Presented by ELSEVIER

As a librarian, you provide critical insights to researchers and the research enterprise, as a trusted resource and partner. Join us for this lively session where we will explore some of the most common questions and issues that librarians and research administrators on campus have, and how to solve them using Scopus, including:

  • How do I find experts in a particular field to recruit or collaborate with?
  • How can I identify and select content for collection assessment?
  • How do I find leading journals in a particular research area?
  • How do I keep track of what is getting published and the impact of these publications?
  • How can I make sure our research is novel?
  • How can our researchers easily update their profiles and showcase their impact to e.g. funding organizations?
  • And much more!

Efficient Management of Electronic Resources in Consortium Using Alma

Presented by ExLibris

California State University will share how Alma consolidates the various departmental and library services – negotiation, purchase, and management of electronic resources for consortium.


Understanding Our Audience: Better Communication with Faculty

Presented by Niche Academy

The information literacy training offered by most academic libraries is essential to student success. Yet many faculty members don’t want to spend time on Info Lit because they want to focus on their own subject matter or do not see the benefit of Info Lit instruction. Hence, we often struggle to communicate the value the library provides. Teagan Eastman and Jared Oates conducted an ethnographic study to better understand the needs and expectations of faculty. The study results have important implications for how we tell people what we do and how we deliver our services.


The Price is Right: Making Ebook Access Affordable for All Libraries

Presented by ProQuest

Have you ever had to sacrifice the right ebook access because the price wasn’t right?  The struggle is real; balancing access and title costs is an ongoing issue for libraries worldwide.  In this session, we’ll start with a discussion about ebook acquisition trends and how purchase decisions are being influenced by price.  Then, we’ll hear from Keri Prelitz (Collection Development and Management Librarian from California State University – Fullerton) and how she is using Extended Access to strike the right balance between access and price.  Finally, we’ll end with market data around turnaways and the various innovative methods, both current and upcoming, from ProQuest that help make ebook access affordable for all budgets.