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Slides from Midwinter 2016 IG meeting: "Give us the tools and we will finish the job"

  • 1.  Slides from Midwinter 2016 IG meeting: "Give us the tools and we will finish the job"

    Posted Jan 28, 2016 05:18 PM

    Thanks to everyone who presented at or attended our session at Midwinter in Boston! We had a great session about how librarians are using different software tools to meet e-resource-management needs. Here is the list of presenters and their affiliations and tools:

    Christine Turner, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, CORAL
    Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College, Trello
    Elsa Anderson, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Google Apps
    Lenore England, University of Maryland-University College, Microsoft Visio and JIVE
    Kelly Smith, Eastern Kentucky University, LibAnswers & LibChat

    Check out the presentation slides for more information on how these tools replace or supplement (or are) ERM Systems, improving workflow management, allowing librarians to track resource-related administrative metadata, facilitating internal or external communication, and more. (You'll see both the individual presentations' files and an "all slides" file with everything in the order presented during the session.)

    Chime in here or contact us directly with any questions. Watch the listservs around mid-April for a call to fill a 2-year staggered Interest Group cochair term to begin after ALA Annual in Orlando this year.

    Robert Heaton, Utah State University (
    Buddy Pennington, University of Missouri-Kansas City (
    Cochairs, ALCTS/LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group