September 27, 2016

Who Pays the Freight? Open Access: The Future of Funding

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT
In this webcast, our experts will highlight how librarians are tackling this important issue, and how the library can shape the future of funding Open Access.
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English as a Library Language

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join this webcast to learn how innovative libraries of all sizes are meeting their patrons’ need for not only formal instruction and self-directed learning tools, but underserved niches that make an immediate, practical difference.
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Research in the Real World

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
In this webinar, find out how best to get your existing collections used, not just for study, but to inform the real-world decisions of current and former students; how to acquire the right resources to get new actionable research into the hands of those who need it; and how to help your faculty get their scholarly publications noticed by the practitioners, consultants, and other influencers who can ensure their discoveries are widely used and understood.
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3D Printing @ Your Library: Getting Started

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Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for a discussion of the foundational elements necessary for consideration when planning and implementing a 3D printing and scanning service at your library. We’ll address topics that apply to all types of libraries and we’ll share information about budget planning, equipment selection, policy development, and staff training.
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Design with Balance: Seamlessly Blending Architecture, Design, and Furniture in Your Library

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Maureen Arndt, Principal at 720Design, and Joe Agati of AGATI Furniture discuss how to create spaces that are versatile, adaptable, and timeless, suiting all activities and welcoming all uses of the library, from private individual study to large group programming. Maureen and Joe will illustrate the keys to creating a well-balanced space that feels inviting, promotes patron engagement, and lasts for years to come by seamlessly blending architecture and furniture in your library space.
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ER&L 2016: Top Trends and Highlights

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on April 28th as we explores some of these standout trends and themes through mini-presentation summaries from popular ER&L sessions.
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Academic Library Book Purchasing Trends

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In September, 2015 ProQuest deployed a global survey focused on book purchasing trends in academic libraries, with special emphasis on ebooks. Data was collected from over 460 librarians, the majority of respondents from North America (73%), followed by Europe (11%), and the rest of the world (9%). The largest group of respondents was library director/university librarian, followed by acquisitions/procurement librarian, and digital/electronic resources librarian. This webcast will take a deep dive into the data findings and show how librarians are providing the breadth and depth of content to serve their researchers while working within budgetary limitations.
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Getting the SMARTest Use Out of Your High $ E-journal Subscriptions

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Your library is investing a huge portion of the serials budget on e-journals and e-journal packages. Now what? Is your journal investment being utilized? Are you working the smartest way possible to facilitate use of your high dollar e-journal subscriptions? Are you providing users with what they really want? Get to the bottom of these questions with strategies to improve discoverability and usability of your e-journal subscriptions. Learn how your peers are driving usage to enhance the value of their e-journal investment, and see an evidence-based case study that their tactics are working.
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What College Students Have Taught Us: Insights into the User Journey

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The User Experience Design Team at ProQuest are students of the student, learner and researcher. The team regularly reaches out to users, gathering analytics and feedback on what users expect from library resources that are so vital to careers or future studies. In this presentation, ProQuest’s Serena Rosenhan and Chris Farnum share insights about undergraduate researchers gained in the context of building and enhancing the tools that support learning.
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Collection Development: Managing “Must Haves” – Series, Continuations, Awards, and Reviewed Titles

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The webcast will offer perspectives from experts in three library systems as well as the view from a vendor perspective. Join the discussion about what is and isn’t a “must have” and the best ways to manage them.
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