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ALCTS e-Forum: Advances in Electronic Resources Management

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:45 am to Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:45 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Advances in Electronic Resources Management

March 28-29, 2017


Moderated by George Stachokas and Anne Liebst


Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.


Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


As libraries continue to transition away from information services based on physical materials, how is electronic resources management changing? How are electronic resources changing libraries? How have libraries reorganized? How are library consortia and other groups of libraries working together to solve problems? What new systems or tools are being used? What new professional positions are being created? How is work distributed across the library? Are legacy print collections being replaced systematically with online journals and eBooks? What are some of the problems encountered in this transition? How have information services been improved to serve users?



George Stachokas is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Auburn University Libraries. His responsibilities include negotiating license agreements with library vendors and coordinating the management of electronic resources. Previously, he has served as Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management and Head of Resource Services at Purdue University Libraries and Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana State University.


Anne Liebst is currently the Discovery and Access Coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In this capacity she is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the ILS, discovery, and e-resource systems and platforms, as well as the dissemination of assets and metadata to partners. Anne starts a new chapter in life on March 13, 2017 as the Director of Library Services for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.


What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.


For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum


How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)


If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.