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Thursday, November 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Shotgun Session

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Slides from Ashley Krenelka Chase
Slides from Edward Lener and Ladd Brown
Slides from Alana Verminski
Slides from Liza Weisbrod

These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature 5 PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have approximately 10 minutes at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all 5 sessions. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1) An Evaluation of ReadCube as an Interlibrary Loan Alternative
Liza Weisbrod, Auburn University

Libraries are continually searching for more affordable ways to provide access to research materials. The cost of providing access to scholarly journal articles continues to rise while library budgets are flat or shrinking. Rising costs of journal subscriptions, site licenses, and interlibrary loan have made libraries look for new methods of providing those materials. In 2014, Auburn University Libraries began a pilot project to test the feasibility of using ReadCube, an article delivery service, as a method of patron driven acquisition for scholarly journal articles. ReadCube allows users immediate access to articles from Nature Publishing Group journals at a lower cost than document delivery or pay per view.This session will present a case study of Auburn University Libraries' experience with ReadCube. The presentation will provide information about the mechanics of the ReadCube service, cost-effectiveness of the service, statistics of journal use, and demographics of users along with the results of a survey conducted to assess user satisfaction. Audience members will be encouraged to discuss their experiences with ReadCube.

2) ILL as Acquisitions: Implementing and Integrating POD in a Research Library
Edward Lener and Ladd Brown, Virginia Tech

This session describes Virginia Tech's implementation of a Purchase-on-Demand (POD) program designed to complement the traditional Interlibrary Loan workflow. POD can offer a way to obtain otherwise unavailable or unlendable content or to get many items at lower cost than a typical borrowing transaction. POD also offers another means of building the collection through purchases of materials we know will get at least one use. We will share details of our program from pilot phase to its broader integration into the acquisitions workflow and share free advice and tips on what has and hasn't worked for us.

3) Share those Stats! Collaborating with Faculty to Make Evidence-Based Serials Collection Development Decisions
AlanaVerminski, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Although many libraries have involved faculty in journal cancellation projects, the St. Mary's College of Maryland librarians took a proactive approach and developed a unique collaborative review process before experiencing our severest budget cuts. By starting conversations with faculty early, we were able to make evidence-based collection development decisions that emphasized usage statistics, increased transparency and built faculty trust.During the 2014 fiscal year, the St. Mary's College of Maryland Library faced a temporary budget reduction, and anticipated much larger and permanent cuts in the coming fiscal years. These budget reductions prompted a need to critically evaluate our journal subscriptions and develop a new collaborative review process. In this new process, we leveraged usage statistics, librarian collection development experience and the subject expertise of faculty. Our primary goals were to strengthen library-faculty relationships and give faculty ownership over the difficult decisions we knew would have to be made. In doing so, we sought to foster good-will towards the library and facilitate honest and productive conversations with faculty.Transparency was critical throughout the process. Librarians were very candid when speaking to faculty about the reality of budgets cuts and subscription costs. We shared our usage statistics and created an online tool to explain the data for faculty. In addition, subject liaisons were given a journal review toolkit to prepare for productive meetings with faculty. All journals recommended for cancellation were posted to the library website, giving faculty the opportunity to comment and voice their opinions in a public forum.

4) The Importance of Being FREE
AshleyKrenelka Chase, Stetson University College of Law

Who doesn't love free stuff? In an age where everything seems to cost something, incorporating free electronic materials into library collections is more important than ever. At the end of this shotgun session, attendees will learn which freebies are worth adding, why, and how best to add the materials without taking up a lot of staff time.

5) Discovery of Librarians' Favorites
Tara Robenalt, HighWire Press

Librarians, does anyone ever ask you what are your favorite holdings at your library, or favorites in a special collection? Has your library collected unique manuscripts, maps, archives that you want to be discovered and easily shared with others so they visit your library (physically or virtually)? Is there a unique combination of cross-disciplinary related material that can only be put together with your expertise and knowledge of the material? Do you want to share with the world your favorite curations? Or, just need an easy way to share a commonly-requested list of holdings (where people can follow updates to that list)?HighWire recently launched a public discovery tool where scholars can share their favorite curations and discover others' collections of scholarly material, and we invite librarians to share their most personal favorites from their libraries with the world. See how many digital followers you can get to your own personal curation of library holdings!Join this fun session to learn about how librarians can make their personal favorites or commonly-requested items on a topic available to a public community of scholars.

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Ladd Brown

Head of Acquisitions, Virginia Tech
A lot of things have changed in the thirty-odd years Ladd has been in the library biz. Not being able to smoke at your desk in Tech Services anymore is one of the biggies.
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Ashley Chase

Associate Director, Stetson University College of Law
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Edward Lener

Associate Director for Collection Management, Virginia Tech
Edward Lener is Associate Director of Collection Management in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech and College Librarian for the Sciences. Edward is the university's representative to the Collections Committee of the VIVA library consortium and a co-author of the book Graduate... Read More →

Tara Robenalt

VP, Workflow Solutions, HighWire Press
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Alana Verminski

Reference and Instruction Librarian, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland
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Liza Weisbrod

Music & Government Documents Librarian, Auburn University Libraries
Liza Weisbrod is the Music and Government Information Librarian at Auburn University, where her responsibilities include music collection management, instruction, and reference along with serving as depository coordinator for the government information collection. She is currently... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403