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Thursday, November 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
You Bought a New Resource—Now How Do You Get People to Use It? A Library, a Consortium, and a Publisher Explain What They’re Doing and How It’s Working.

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From every stakeholder’s perspective, identifying resources, finding the funding, and adding an electronic product to the library’s holdings are all just the beginning. The library needs to demonstrate that the investment was wise and is being well used. The consortium wants to do best for members, not just in the negotiation and acquisition stages, but for the long term. The publisher wants to help customers increase usage and looks for faculty engagement to help grow the resource in the best way.

The librarians from the University of Notre Dame will discuss past challenges and new approaches, their methods for defining and measuring success (is it usage alone?), and early signs coming from efforts to date. Cindy Clennon from CARLI will explain a recent big deal to purchase six large academic video collections for each member library, and she’ll describe how everyone is working together to integrate the content into the knowledge fiber of the institutions. Eileen Lawrence from Alexander Street will discuss the company’s expanding projects for supporting libraries’ efforts with training, materials, and outreach, and how partnership efforts like those with CARLI and Notre Dame can make the difference.

We will invite each attendee to join in a lively discussion, sharing information about ideas you’ve tried at your own library and what you learned.

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Eileen Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Alexander Street Press
Eileen has worked with academic libraries since 1980. She is a co-founder of Alexander Street Press, having served previously as Vice President of Sales at Chadwyck-Healey, Inc.  She created and works with Alexander Street’s sales teams globally, manages key customer relationships... Read More →


Cindy Clennon

Director, Electronic Resources, CARLI (Consortium of Academic Research Libraries in Illinois)

Andrea Langhurst

Program Director, Resource Acquisitions & Discovery, University of Notre Dame
Andrea Langhurst is currently Program Director for Resource Acquisitions and Discovery at the University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries. Andy has been at Notre Dame since 2008, previously working as Licensing/Acquisitions Librarian and unit manager for the Electronic Resources... Read More →
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Monica Moore

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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