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Thursday, November 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
eChaos: Managing Too Much in a Transitional World

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Too much can be a very good thing, but when is too much, too much? If the constantly changing ebook environment has created chaos behind your library’s frontlines, you’re not alone. “E vs. P” format decisions seem easier said than done while juggling DDA, subscriptions, and outright purchase decisions simultaneously. How does a library respond to new options while managing necessary changes to selection, acquisition and cataloging workflows? Making decisions in a constant state of flux is not easy. If you’re staying in step or ahead of the chaos, we salute you - please share your secrets in both cases! Come to this Lively Lunch to share how the plethora of choices have impacted library services and collection management. We’ll discuss new tasks and how well (or not!) we’re addressing the impact of this transitional collection world.

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Helen Aiello

Acquisitions and E-Resources Librarian, Wesleyan University
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Melodie Hamilton

E-Resources Librarian, Connecticut College
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Beth Hansen

Director of Information Resources, Connecticut College
In my current position as Director, Information Resources and a member of the Information Services Leadership Team, I provide oversight for the libraries' Information Resources Team including collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials & e-resources and the Greer Music Library. As a team we manage a materials budget of over $1,660,000. Connecticut College is an active participant in the CTW Consortium with Trinity College and... Read More →
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Lorraine Huddy

CTW Librarian for Collaborative Projects, Connecticut-Trinity-Wesleyan / CTW Consortium
In 2008, I started coordinating consortial activities among the libraries at Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. My primary focus has been on collection development, and over time, I’ve vacillated from being an advocate of practices that favor ebooks to taking a more cautionary stance. The benefits seem increasingly outweighed by issues such as discovery, usability, shareability, and accessibility. For this... Read More →
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Lorraine McKinney

Acquisitions Supervisor, Connecticut College


Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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