eBook Symposium

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Forum presentations and power points.

A Forum Sponsored by CARLI

Location: I-Hotel
1900 S. First St.
Champaign, IL 61820

This program will provide background and information for those purchasing or wanting to purchase ebooks for their library's collection. The day will begin with some issues to consider when dealing with ebooks and continue with an overview of the ebook marketplace. In the afternoon, there will be two tracks to explore specific topics in more detail.  The day will end with an update on the 2014 CARLI EBL eBook Pilot Project.

9:30-10:00        Registration
10:00-10:05      Welcome by Susan Singleton, CARLI Executive Director
10:05-11:00      Panel Discussion: Ebook Issues to Ponder

  • Assessment: Lisa Gonzalez, Electronic Resources Librarian, Catholic Theological Union
  • Discovery: Anita Foster, Head, Content Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Unit, Illinois State University
  • Purchasing: Jeffry Archer, Head, Reference, Instruction, and Outreach, University of Chicago

11:00-12:00        Keynote: Marketplace

  • Michael Zeoli, Vice President, YBP Strategic eContent Development and Partner Relations
    Michael Zeoli is Vice President for eContent Strategy and Partner Relations at YBP Library Services. YBP is the largest supplier of scholarly books to academic libraries in the North America and in other parts of the world including Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Michael has worked at YBP since 1996 in various roles including Director of Sales for Canada, and Consortial Sales Director. From 2005-2007 Michael worked as Director of eContent Development at ebrary.

12:00-1:00        Buffet Lunch (provided by CARLI)

1:00 – 1:45        Breakout Sessions

  • Track One:  Instruction
    • Presentation Title: eBibliographic Instruction: Teaching eBooks in the One-Shot and Beyond
      • Kimberly Shotick, Communication/Media/Theatre Librarian, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Track Two: Commercial Products
    • Presentation Title: iPad Apps for eBooks
      • Ann Johnston, Informatics & Curriculum Librarian, Olivet Nazarene University
      • Caleb Brewer, Informatics Student Supervisor, Olivet Nazarene University
    • Presentation Title: Usage and/or Purchase Models for Fiction/Leisure Reading eBooks
      • Stephen McMinn, Director of Collections & Scholarly Communications, University of Illinois Springfield

2:00 – 2:45        Breakout Sessions

  • Track One: Public Services
    • Presentation Title: E-Book Searching, Navigation and User Satisfaction
      • Are your users making the most of e-books? Explore options for deep searching and open access collections
      • Review processes for gathering user feedback
      • Identify navigation tools of e-book platforms by playing "Where is That Feature?!"
        • Becky Brown, Manager, Public Services, College of DuPage
        • Paula Garrett, Coordinator, IRC & Electronic Media Services, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
        • Jennifer Sauzer, Access Services Manager, Columbia College Chicago
        • David Stern, Library Director, Saint Xavier University
        • Tori Tracy, Library Technology Manager/Head of Access Services, Prairie State College
  • Track Two: Cataloging
    • Presentation Title: E-Book Cataloging
      • Willy Kries, Content Access Management/E-Resources Cataloging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:50 – 3:30        CARLI update of CARLI eBook Patron Driven Acquisitions Pilot Project

  • Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI Director of Collections Services
  • Jen Masciadrelli, CARLI Senior Project Management Coordinator