Smita Parkhe


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8:00 AM
– 5:00 PM

W2: Putting the 'M' in ERM: Best Practices in Electronic Resources Management

This workshop has reached capacity.

Target Audience: Library directors, electronic resources librarians and others seeking to streamline and improve the overall management of electronic resources

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be prepared to list five best practices for the management of electronic resources.
2. Participants will be able to identify key positions needed to manage electronic resources.

Electronic resources present managers with distinct challenges, including personnel, workflow, licensing, and marketing issues. A central tool for handling these challenges is an effective management program that supports and maintains both expanding electronic collections and diminishing print collections. Does your library use a complex variety of staff roles and interactions to manage electronic resources? This workshop will explore best practices for managing electronic resources. Panelists will address administrative and technical issues including: selection, access, workflow analysis, licensing options, ERM vendors, training, marketing, and staffing. Attendees will participate in the review of ERM tasks and design job descriptions for ERM staff. Learn to manage electronic resources and not allow them to manage you! A pre-workshop list of selected readings will be available to attendees.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $165.00
Nonmembers: $250.00

Registration fee includes: program, handouts, continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

  • Speaker

    Co-coordinator/Moderator: Carol Avery Nicholson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library; Co-coordinator: Linda J. Davis, Georgetown University Law Library; Speakers: Cynthia W. Bassett, University of Missouri Law School Library; Timothy Cherubini, LYRASIS; Joseph A. Custer, Saint Louis University, Omer Poos Law Library; Mary K. Dzurinko, M.K. Dzurinko Associates; Alan Keely, Wake Forest University Professional Center Library; Smita Parkhe, Georgetown University Law Library; Gordon Russell, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law - Law Library; Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki, New England Law Library Consortium, Inc.

  • Time Saturday July 23, 2011 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue PCC-Room 204(B)
  • Type Programs, Workshops
  • SIS-Sponsored Programs CS-SIS, TS-SIS
  • Level Intermediate
  • Program Track Library Management and Administration

7:00 PM
– 8:30 PM

Georgetown University Law Library Reunion (by invitation)

Georgetown University Law Library Reunion (by invitation)



10:15 AM
– 11:45 AM

Opening General Session/Keynote Speaker

The Supreme Court and Free Speech 

How the Supreme Court is fracturing over speech issues, and how the press and the public are both causing it, and suffering for it

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns. She is a biweekly columnist for Newsweek. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She received the Online News Association's award for online commentary in 2001 and again in 2005, for a series she coauthored on torture, and was the first online journalist invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is the co-author of "Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World," a legal humor book, and "I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp", a book about seven children from Paul Newman's camp with life-threatening illnesses. She lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two sons.

This session will be webcast live here.

12:00 PM
– 1:15 PM

AJCU Middle Managers Luncheon