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Friday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Covering Down Under: Books from Australia and New Zealand: What North American Librarians Should Know

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Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) comprise a major English language book publishing region. But to North American librarians, ANZ frequently seems disconnected from the book trade they know, as if these books came from the other end of the world. Which, of course, they do. But geography is only one of the reasons these books can be difficult for librarians in North America to cover. In this program, three librarians and vendors who know the Australian book trade will address the many questions North American librarians often raise about ANZ books. How many books of academic interest are published in Australia and New Zealand? How much do they cost? When must they be ordered in Australia? How many are co-published in North America or the UK? How long does it take to get them? How can librarians find about them? Which subject areas are the strongest? How many ebooks are available?
In a globalized world, academic librarians need to know all they can about pertinent books, no matter where they are published—since their patrons do. This program will provide basic information about book publishing in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on collection development and acquisitions work in North American academic libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Faye Christenberry

Faye Christenberry

English Studies Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
Faye Christenberry is English Studies Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries. She is co-author of Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand: Strategies and Sources (Scarecrow). Faye’s personal and professional interests converge on our topic and she will speak as both a reader and an academic library selector for Australian and New Zealand literature. Faye has an MLIS from the University of Illinois... Read More →
avatar for Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini

Vice President, Product Development, Ingram Library Services
Bob Nardini is Vice President, Product Development at Ingram Coutts.  He worked in both public and academic libraries prior to 1985, when he took a job in the academic bookselling industry, where he has been ever since.  In 2007 Nardini joined Coutts and since then has been involved in several areas of the company’s activity, including the development of the OASIS® and ipage® customer sites,  the MyiLibrary®... Read More →
avatar for Jean Ward

Jean Ward

Selector-Bibliographer, Ingram Content Group
Jean Ward is a Selector-Bibliographer at Ingram Coutts. Over the past two years Jean has selected thousands of new titles from hundreds of Australian and New Zealand publishers, in all subject areas, for academic libraries in Australia and in North America. Jean holds an MLIS from the University of Alabama. She is a published children's author and is based in La Vergne, Tennessee.


Friday November 7, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401