The Electronic Resource and Libraries (ER&L) conference is right around the corner, from April 2-5. We’re excited to both attend the conference and sponsor the official Online Conference for those who aren’t traveling to Austin.
We have five special sessions lined up. Read on to learn more about each one, and if you’re around, don’t forget to stop by our table (#506, pictured below) to say hi, too!
1) Marketing Your Library’s Digital Resources
Monday, April 3, 10:00am-10:45am, Room 301
Speakers: Clint Chamberlain, Dallas County Community College District and Eleonora Dubicki, Monmouth University Library
Social media, newsletters, events — librarians are constantly called on to market their collections. In this session, librarians who specialize in marketing resources will walk through the outline, goals and objectives of an actionable marketing plan. From simple ideas to out-of-the-box promotion, attendees will come away with ideas to implement immediately. Learn more by clicking here.
2) Video use in higher education: First-hand from faculty
Tuesday, April 4, 1:15pm-2:00pm, Room 201
Speakers: Janet Salmons, Researcher, Writer, Instructor, Vision2Lead and Sean Wise, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University
In this session, renowned lecturers and researchers will demonstrate how they incorporate video in the classroom to increase student engagement and how their students use video, including the trends, roadblocks, and successes. They will also cover how they use video into their own research to augment their writing. Learn more by clicking here.
3) Communicating with Faculty: Faculty Members Provide Tips for Success
Tuesday, April 4, 11:00am-11:45am, Salon D/E
Speakers: Gloria Lopez-Gonzalez, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and Sofian Merabet, Associate Professor and socio-cultural anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin
Moderator: Clint Chamberlain, Dallas County Community College District
Moderated by a librarian, two faculty members who are close with their campus libraries will discuss:
- How they prefer to communicate to librarians
- What library-initiated communications (ongoing and ad-hoc) they find most helpful (and the ones they do not!)
The session will conclude with a lively discussion with audience members. Learn more by clicking here.
4) Just in Case, Just in Time: The Role of the Library in Active Learning Initiatives
Tuesday, April 4, 3:15pm-4:00pm, Salon A/B
Speakers: Heather Dray, Senior Library Relations Manager, SAGE Publishing and Janet Salmons, Researcher, Writer, Instructor, Vision2Lead
Faculty want students to engage in the real world to improve research and learning outcomes. What is the role of the library in providing materials for such learning? A panel of faculty and librarians will explore the opportunities for libraries to provide more active, in situ research and learning. Learn more by clicking here.
5) Participate in a SAGE Focus Group
Tuesday, April 4, 4:15-5:00pm
Do you ever wish you had the ear of a publisher? Join the SAGE Focus Group and come ready to discuss the trends that are impacting your priorities and purchases. Also, what support do you need from publishers and content providers to help roll out new purchases? All participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Spaces are limited so RSVP now here.
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