It’s that time again, folks. ACRL’s annual meeting starts next week! With so much to do and see, it’s a good idea to plan out everything you want to experience. So, we’ve gathered the top 5 reasons for you make a stop by the SAGE booth. (Of course, you can visit us at any time to receive a live demo of our products or get answers to any questions you may have.) Check out what we have in store!
1) Kick off ACRL 2017 with food, drinks, and fun!
Opening Wine and Cheese Reception: Wednesday, March 22, 5:45pm
Wine, cheese, and conversation- need we say more?
2) Find out how big data and stats differ
Big Data and Stats—What’s the Difference? Thursday, March 23, 3:00pm
Speaker: Hailey Mooney, Librarian for Psychology and Sociology at the University of Michigan
Hailey M. Mooney will discuss the big data craze, misnomers about what exactly “big data” is, and how it differs from other stats. Following on her webinar, “Data for the Non-Data Librarian,” Hailey will break down these terms for librarians who suddenly find themselves in the world of data.
Dessert and coffee will be served.
3) Learn all about the peer-review process for case studies
Understanding Peer Review and Case Studies: Friday, March 24, 9:30am
Speaker: Maureen Adams, Senior Acquisitions Editor of SAGE Business Cases
Peer review is a well-known process for journal editors and authors. It is also vitally important for the creation of business case studies. Join us to learn more about case study peer review and how you can help your faculty through the process.
SAGE is a proud sponsor of the morning’s refreshment break and will have food near the booth for you to enjoy as you watch the session.
4) Celebrate SAGE Video’s newest collections … with Cake!
SAGE Video Cake & Celebration: Friday, March 24, 2:00pm
Join us for the unveiling of SAGE Video’s two newest collections: Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice, bringing the total to 8 distinct subject collections, plus SAGE Research Methods Video. Stick around for a demo and to ask any questions you have about the collections.
Cake will be served.
5) Play a brand new game!
Test your luck with a new game at the SAGE booth. Roll three jumbo dice that have prizes one each side and see what you win! Additionally, you can also enter a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
There are some great activities happening outside the booth as well…
Scientific societies and associations: A look into publication and beyond: Friday, March 24, 10:30am in room 339-340 – a SAGE organized event!
Speakers: Felice J. Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association, Jeanne McIntyre, Director of Publishing and Communications at the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), and Steven Rathgeb Smith, Executive Director of the American Political Science Association
Moderator: Robin N. Sinn, Scholarly Communications Specialist at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University
Many of the serials in an academic library are published by or in association with scientific associations and many scientific associations are made up of faculty at academic institutions. Yet society leadership and librarians rarely have opportunities to interact or collaborate. In this session, a panel of society representatives will provide a close look into the workings of their organizations, explain how they advance research, and provide a forum for ideas on potential library/society collaborations.
Practical strategies for assessing digital library impact: Friday, March 24, 8:30am – A SAGE sponsored workshop!
Libraries across the board are beginning to implement new technologies and strategies to measure the reach, attention, and impact of their digital collections. In this workshop, participants will learn how to develop assessment strategies for digital collections-related goals; identify the analytics, altmetrics, and qualitative data services that can best deliver desired measurements; and determine appropriate reporting methods to communicate the value of digital collections to a variety of stakeholders.