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Purpose: Provides connectivity between publishers, libraries, and vendors. We strive to bridge gaps in communication among these groups by supplying ongoing training opportunities, hosting discussion groups, and presenting information on current and future trends through ALA programs and eforums.

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PVLR program during Interest Group Week

  • 1.  PVLR program during Interest Group Week

    Posted Jul 13, 2021 08:43 AM

    The Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group would like to invite you to join our Interest Group meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2pm central time.  Our topic is:

    Navigating the Pandemic Blues – Closing Down and Reopening Issues for Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians  

    Like the rest of the world, libraries, publishers and vendors had their normal routines disrupted when the COVID-19 pandemic closed libraries, offices and warehouses with little warning. This session will illuminate how each sector adjusted to the shutdown and address how each expects to conduct business as vaccines make reopening possible. The program will feature five speakers from across the industry who will share how their organizations responded to the crisis and detail changes they anticipate will become permanent. There will also be time for audience discussion. Featured speakers include:

    • Michael Zeoli, Senior Adviser, Publisher Strategy, DeGruyter
    • Bill Sherfey, Regional Sales Manager, Harrassowitz Booksellers & Subscription Agents
    • Laura Folaumahina, Operations Manager for Metadata Services, Backstage Library Works
    • Beverly Charlot, Head of Technical Services, James E. Shepard Memorial Library, NC Central University
    • Ellen Amatangelo, Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Brigham Young University