[Libs-Or] ACRL-OR sponsored events @ OLA 2011 Conference (Salem, Oregon April 6th-8th)

Robin Paynter robinpaynter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 20:42:14 PST 2011

*PRECONFERENCE: Managing Vendor Relationships (April 6th): *

Panels and speakers will address multiple dimensions of managing
relationships with library vendors. Topics for the day will include building
an understanding of how a software company works and why library vendors
behave as they do; thoughts on how to “fix” a “bad” relationship with a
vendor; the pros and cons of participating as a development partner or early
adopter of software; and the evolving vendor marketplace as libraries face
vendor mergers, open-source projects, and actual or perceived monopolies.

*HAPPY HOUR (April 6th):*

ACRL Oregon’s *Happy Hour* is a great time to meet up with old (and new!)
friends while enjoying beverages (+/- alcohol) and nibbling tasty hors
d’oevres! By tradition, *Happy Hour* begins shortly after our Preconference
Session ends – stay tuned for more details re: time and location.


*Accessing the Third Sector: the information of civil society organizations*

* “Civil Society” organizations have grown in number and influence, and are
important providers of “third sector” information on public policy issues.
Most Oregonians have heard of Associated Oregon Industries, OSPIRG, and 1000
Friends of Oregon, but there are hundreds more that are actively involved in
the debates over economic, environmental, educational, health and social
policy questions. Their
information is topical, timely, persuasive, and can be an important primary
source for public policy research. However, libraries have traditionally
paid less attention to the third sector than they have to information
sources in academia and the other two economic sectors: government and
business. This session will explore the characteristics and value of third
sector information, and report how it is being used by undergraduates and
researchers at the University of Oregon. UO Librarians will describe their
experience managing live, web-based information, as well as organizational

*All Textbooks on Reserve in the Library!*

* Using grant money, in the fall of 2010, Portland Community College Library
tried an experiment at its Cascade Campus Library. It established the goal
of the library having at least one copy of every required text for every
course taught at the campus that fall. The concept was that putting the
texts on reserve might reduce the environmental impact of students buying
books, and it would provide immediate access to the texts for students
waiting for financial aid.

This program will be in two parts- a ‘how we did it’ and a ‘what happened.’
The ‘how we did it’ will give details on how to manage such a project and
lessons learned, and ‘what happened’ will present data on changes in
circulation, gate count, and anecdotal evidence from the students.

*Mash-it Up: Cool Tools for Collection Management*

* Data mash-ups (data sources pulled together to create new useful
information) can be developed on either the local library level or by
professional library groups to suit the needs of collection development
librarians. Mash-ups are increasingly easy to produce and can be useful in
working with faculty, informing collection analyses, and providing
additional information during journal cancellation projects. Laurel Kristick
(Oregon State University Libraries) will discuss an OSU project using
Journal Citation Report and SHERPA RoMEO data to facilitate discussions with
faculty to help them make informed decisions on depositing peer-reviewed
journal articles in their ScholarsArchive at OSU. Robin Paynter will discuss
the ACRL EBSS Psychology Committee Task Force project she lead which
developed a new data-rich methodology to create the latest edition of the
Committee’s longstanding publication, Core Psychology Journals.

*Repackage! Repurpose! Aggregate! Leveraging Free Content*

* Attendees will learn how the free online Web Services ResearchRaven and
ScanGrants were constructed using a modest amount of outsourced Web design
help and free Web 2.0 tools (e.g., Twitter, FeedBurner, various social
bookmarking services) and what it takes to keep such services running
vis-à-vis staff time for data entry, quality control and marketing.
Attendees will learn about how to leverage the massive amounts of free
content put out by such entities as foundations, professional societies,
disease advocacy groups, conference organizers, academia (and in coming
years more and more data disgorgement by the federal government) in order to
create free library services that can be shared with patrons, other
libraries and with the broader world.

Ready to make the most of the coming data deluge as the federal government
prepares to release data from across the scientific and public policy
spectrum? Make your library a trendsetter in the development of free online
services and see them adopted by libraries worldwide. Learn from the
developer of ScanGrants and ResearchRaven how you can become your own
startup and take back for libraries some of the space that Silicon Valley
has captured in recent years. Let’s geek together and learn how easy it is
to make cool services that serve the public and advance learning,
scholarship and science.

*They Blinded me with Science: Qualitative Research*

* Go beyond the standard patron survey and implement qualitative research
methods, like focus groups, as collaborative research tools that can result
in rich and nuanced patron data. But don’t stop there. Discover and practice
strategies to quickly move projects from qualitative data gathering through
preliminary data analysis to prioritized project recommendations. Learn to
evaluate project data in terms of the funding and internal or external
collaborations needed to move projects forward.

*Watzek Rocks: Marketing the College Library*

* Interested in better promotion of the Lewis & Clark College library, the
Watzek Library Marketing Team was formed in 2004 to coordinate outreach to
our primary clientele of undergraduates and faculty. Building on the team’s
successes and with the subsequent creation of a librarian position with
focus on library advancement activities, the library’s marketing approach
continues to evolve. Additional constituencies, including staff, alumni and
donors, are included and there is a developing partnership with the
college’s division of institutional advancement. This session will discuss
Watzek Library’s marketing successes and learning experiences and showcase
our promotional materials.
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