ALA Annual Resource Sharing Preconferences

“Giving People What They Want: Information Access in Libraries and Beyond”
Friday, June 25, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Advance Registration: $205 for ASCLA members, $235 for ALA members
Co-sponsored by ASCLA, RUSA’s Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) and the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative

A full-day workshop featuring a thought-provoking examination of technology and how its pervasive development is challenging traditional approaches to resource-sharing and content access. Top experts will examine users’ different information-seeking behaviors and how they differ significantly from how libraries have traditionally provided information. Participants will also discuss technological limitations inherent in sharing resources across disparate systems; innovative approaches that are broadening the definition of resource-sharing; and the impact of digital publishing, library end-user research, and innovative implementations of resource-sharing. Speakers: Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project; Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University Libraries; Kyle Banerjee, Orbis Cascade Alliance, Michael Lascarides, New York Public Library; Cyril Oberlander, SUNY College at Geneseo; and Bryan Skib, University of Michigan.

“Interlibrary Loan Statistics: What We Gather, How We Use Them and Who We Provide Them To”
Friday, June 25, 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Advance Registration: $140 for RUSA members, $155 for ALA members

Sponsored by RUSA STARS

This half-day preconference will help attendees to sort through the myriad of ILL statistics available from a variety of sources and how to use these numbers to make decisions about staffing, collection development and other important workplace issues. You’ll gain practical knowledge regarding the creation of reports, manipulation of canned reports supplied by vendors, and how to use this data to provide quality service.


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