August 24, 2016

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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Building Vibrant Communities through Literacy & Education

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Libraries across the country are having an impact through literacy and education initiatives that reach out into their communities. Join Library Journal and EnvisionWare to learn how three libraries are making a difference in lives of all ages through innovative programs, partnerships, and services.
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Christian Fiction Book Roundup

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Don’t miss these exciting offerings presented by Baker Books Publishing and Tyndale House. There will even be an advance look at titles releasing in Summer and Fall 2016!
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Bon Appetit! Spring Books on Food, Drink, and More!

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
With fresh offerings from Chelsea Green Publishing and Shadow Mountain, we’ll help you stay up to speed on some of the latest titles debuting this spring guaranteed to whet the appetites of your patrons and inspire them to whip up something special this spring. Bon appétit!
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Social Media Marketing for Libraries

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Come hear how the Los Angeles Public Library’s social media strategy has allowed it to build a loyal following through content marketing via social platform engagement. We will demonstrate how its tools and approach can work for any size library or organization. LAPL will also discuss the different ways that social networks allow libraries to effectively measure and analyze the impact of their individual social marketing strategies.
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The Art of Narrating an Audie Award Nominated Audiobook

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
On March 16, you can join a panel of Audie-nominated narrators for what promises to be a lively discussion about the process for creating an award-winning recording. The narrators will also speculate on who might win the awards in May and look back on past winners to determine how those audiobooks have stood the test of time. Panelists will also take questions from the audience, time permitting.
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