June 14, 2018
The ALA Annual Conference is nearly upon us once again. A chance to catch up with colleagues, learn what’s new and now in the field of librarianship, and of course come back home with a mountain of books fresh off the presses.
Let’s start off by congratulating Colby Lewis, the winner of the 2018 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, for her paper entitled “The Open Access Citation Advantage: Does It Exist and What Does It Mean for Libraries?” and Susan Davis, the recipient of the 2018 ALCTS Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award!
What will you learn from Ex Libris at ALA? This year’s discussions focus on how you can make your mark at your institution, with topics ranging from strategies for success for small libraries and large consortia, new paradigms in research management, and ways to better outreach to faculty, staff and students. You can see the full descriptions of all Ex Libris sessions and add to your conference schedule.
Friday, June 22
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Morial Convention Center | Room 209
Find out how the Leganto course resource list solution from Ex Libris streamlines the management of course materials, highlights the library collection and expertise, and improves communication around course materials, helping libraries build stronger relationships with instructors and saving students and schools money on course materials.
2:30 – 3:30 PM | Morial Convention Center | Room 207
Learn more about our approach to simplified administration of your discovery service, as well as the new developments that support the art of librarianship, streamline your workflows, and take resource discovery services to the next level.
Saturday, June 23
8:30 – 10:00 AM | Morial Convention Center | Room 201/202
Catch up on the latest Alma functionality powering collaboration and improved patron services for consortia of all types and sizes. We will also share a sneak preview of Primo VE for consortia, launching summer 2018.
10:30 – 11:30 AM | Morial Convention Center | Room 207
For smaller libraries, the sheer number of features can be both overwhelming and exciting. Come learn how libraries with a smaller staff can benefit from specific features in and leverage Alma as a platform for positive change in their institutions.
10:30 – 11:30 AM | Morial Convention Center | Room 293
Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will moderate a panel of senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. This year’s panel discussion will center on technologies which support the expanding role of libraries into their communities and parent institutions.
2:30 – 3:30 PM | Morial Convention Center | Room 201/202
This session aims to inspire a conversation around the need for a new, comprehensive approach to research data services. We will also look at a possible solution via a new library–led initiative being launched (Ex Libris Esploro) that brings together universities and Ex Libris to develop a new approach to increase visibility, impact and compliance of research outputs and data.