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Keep Calm and Borrow On: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Statistics

The University of Washington Libraries has experienced many changes in ILL in the past five years. Come learn what organizational changes we made to manage our rapidly increasing workload, and how we used ILLiad, Access, and Excel to do some rigorous financial analysis to reduce our costs through alternate sources including Pay-Per-View, document providers, and strategic collection purchases.


A MINDFUL LIFE: How to train your brain to enhance your work, relationships, health, happiness and your ability to lead

Adults are experiencing greater levels of stress than ever before. Sometimes, without us even realizing it, stress significantly impacts our relationships, our efficiency and our happiness in general. This experiential workshop offers new insight into the neurology of stress and how simple mindfulness practices can lead to profound improvements in your day-to-day life.


E-books: Finding a Way to Share

Ebooks offer new opportunities for resource sharing, but licenses for e-books frequently limit use to patrons of the purchasing library and prohibit interlibrary lending. Librarians are exploring creative ways to share these resources, particularly in a time of shrinking budgets.
In May of 2012 nine libraries from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries launched a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook pilot. Each library contributed the same dollar amount to the pilot. Ebooks available for purchase are accessible to users from the nine libraries. An ebook is purchased after specific criteria of use have been met. Learn about the challenges and successes of the pilot project as well as an assessment of this project and how nine libraries actually agreed on doing the pilot.

Here is the Ebooks_Presentation.

 

 

 


A Case for the Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference

Join Hong Ta-Moore and Kathleen S. Mannino in a discussion of their article, “A Case for Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Reference” published in the December 2012 Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, about the ongoing debate of whether the Interlibrary Loan Department should be autonomous or a function of other library departments. They will share their research and survey findings supporting their argument that integration of Reference and ILL services are sensible and logical.

Here is Hong & Kathy’s Presentation.


Keynote: Collective Insight—Driven by Shared Data

In recent years organizations have begun utilizing data in new and exciting ways.
Phrases like “linked data,” “big data,” and “data visualization” have permeated these discussions, signaling a broader trend toward data-driven insight and integration of libraries into the wider Web.  Data is an essential driver of success.
What do we know about our collections and resources, who uses them, and how?  How do we share and use data within the library community and the information industry to gain greater insight?  How do we utilize this data to reach out our users on the web?

Here is information on Eric Forte’s presentation:  Eric Forte References

 


Welcome from Teri Switzer, Dean, Kraemer Family Library, UCCS

Teri Switzer is Dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Ms. Switzer started her library career at Colorado State University in 1973. Since that time she has worked in reference, instruction, collection development, cataloging, ILL, human resources, and administration in three academic and school libraries along the Front Range of Colorado. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, a Master in Business Administration from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado Denver campus. Teri currently splits her residence between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs with her husband Gene and recently welcomed her first grandchild.


Teri Switzer

Teri Switzer is Dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Ms. Switzer started her library career at Colorado State University in 1973. Since that time she has worked in reference, instruction, collection development, cataloging, ILL, human resources, and administration in three academic and school libraries along the Front Range of Colorado. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, a Master in Business Administration from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado Denver campus. Teri currently splits her residence between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs with her husband Gene and recently welcomed her first grandchild.


Hong Ta Moore

Hong Ta-Moore is currently a reference/ILL librarian at the Library of Congress. He has nearly three decades of library experience, which includes reference services, cataloging, management, selection, library instruction, circulation, and collection maintenance. He is a co-author of the article “A Case for Integration of lnterlibrary Loan and Reference” which was published in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Resources in December 2012. He holds a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University of America, and a Master of Public Administration from University of Baltimore.Hong Ta-Moore


Amber Case

Amber Case is the lead borrowing technician at the University of Washington Libraries. She received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2009, and her BA from the University of Puget Sound in Comparative Sociology. Amber is an avid genealogist and has served as the Director of Library for the Seattle Genealogical Society since 2011.
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Beth Posner

Beth Posner is the Head of Library Resource Sharing at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also a mentor with the IDS Project, an active and innovative New York resource sharing consortia, and is Past-Chair of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative, an international group seeking to help librarians determine and implement best practices in the world of interlibrary loans.
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Kristen Race

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Kristen Race Ph.D. is a parent of two young children, as well as an expert in child, family and school psychology. Dr. Race is the founder of Mindful Life, which provides brain-based solutions for schools, businesses, children and families as they try to become more resilient to modern day stressors. All of her products and services are rooted in the science of the brain with influences from the fields of mindfulness and positive psychology, designed to improve brain function and brain development in adults and children.
Dr. Race has spoken nationally, including at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference and at the International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, has given a TEDx talk, and speaks to communities across the country. She has also appeared on many television news programs, providing parent education on topics ranging from bedtime battles to sibling rivalry.
Dr. Race has created her own Mindful Life Schools Program, which is currently being used in schools nationwide. She discovered that the foundation of her work with children transfers to business leaders, executive teams, and athletes looking to perform their best by reducing stress and improving performance.
Dr. Race serves on the executive committee for First Impressions, her community’s Early Childhood Council and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Services Coalition, a network of youth advocates and service providers committed to enhancing the quality of life for youth and young adults in Steamboat Springs.
Dr. Race received her Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the University of Denver, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. She currently resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she can be found mountain biking, hiking, playing soccer, and chasing her kids down the ski mountain!


Joan Lamborn


Joan Lamborn is currently Associate Dean of University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado, a position she has held since November 2011. Her responsibilities include collection development and scholarly communication initiatives. She has also held two other positions in the University of Northern Colorado Libraries since she began working there in June 1990. Prior to becoming Associate Dean , she was Head of the Acquisitions/Serials Department, then Head of Library Administrative Services. Before moving to Colorado, Joan worked for eight years as a serial cataloguer at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She earned her library degree at the University of Michigan and her B.A. at Oberlin College.

Joan’s most recent articles and presentations have focused on initiatives in the acquisition of library materials and issues related to scholarly communication. She has served on and chaired a variety of committees of the Association for Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, and NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group). She also served as the first chair of the Colorado Academic Library Association.


George Machovec

Since April 2012, George has been the Executive Director at the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. Before that he was the Interim Executive Director, Associate Director and Technical Coordinator at the Alliance where he has worked since 1993. Some specific areas in which George has been involved during his time at the Alliance include the deployment of the Prospector regional union catalog (http://www.coalliance.org/prospector), the development of an electronic resource management system and link resolver called Gold Rush (http://goldrush.coalliance.org), involvement with a consortial digital repository project and cooperative purchasing of electronic resources. Previously he was head of systems at Arizona State University (ASU) Libraries from 1987-1993 and before that was a reference librarian and head of the Solar Energy Collection at ASU. George is the managing editor for The Charleston Advisor (http://charlestonco.com), a peer reviewed journal which provides in-depth reviews of products and services for libraries as well as monitoring trends in the library and information marketplace. He has published many articles and book chapters relating to digital libraries.


Heidi Nance

Heidi Nance is Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, Conference Chair for the Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference, the 2012-3 Chair of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance Summit Planning and Operations Team, and co-author of“Global Resource Sharing” published by Chandos Press in 2009. Heidi received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington’s Information School, and her BA from Seattle Pacific University in English literature. Her interests include international interlibrary loan, time management, change management, and organizational efficiencies. She lives in Seattle with her fiance, son, and two misbehaving cats.