SPEAKERS

Kristin Antelman is the University Librarian at the University of California Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to UCSB in 2018, she was University Librarian at Caltech and, prior to that, Associate Director for the Digital Library at North Carolina State University. While at NCSU, Kristin was a lead for the technology program for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and served as project lead for the Mellon-funded Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) project. She has published several articles on open access, including “Leveraging the growth of open access in library collection decision making” (2017) and "Do open access articles have a greater research impact?" (2004) At the University of California, she is a member of the Project Transform Working Group, which leads UC strategy development on advancing the open access at scale.

 

  • Keynote address

John Sherer was named the seventh director of the University of North Carolina Press in June of 2012. Since his arrival, the Press has published two New York Times bestsellers and has been the recipient of several major foundation grants including two grants of nearly $1 million each from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support new scaled models for high quality monograph publications. Previously, he was the publisher of Basic Books in New York and also held the positions of publisher of Nation Books, member of the AAP Trade Executive Committee, and adjunct professor at New York University’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies. He has held marketing positions at Henry Holt and the Brookings Institution and was a manager and buyer at Olsson’s Books and Records in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Closing session: Can we get there from here? 

Bethany Blankemeyer is the Electronic Resources Management Librarian at UNC Charlotte. She holds an MS in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill. She currently serves on the NC Serials Conference Sponsor Relations Committee and the NASIG Program Planning Committee.

 

  • The new frontier: Implementing OpenAthens at UNC Charlotte

 

Marcie Burton is the Electronic Resources Cataloging Technician at UNC Greensboro where she has worked since 2006.  She works with the WMS Collection Manager/Knowledge Base, NC DOCKS, the institutional repository, and the Information Technology Librarian on the ILS.

  • Kanopy: How do you take your streaming films, mediated or not?

Kristin Calvert is Department Head for Content Organization and Management at Western Carolina University. She is an instructor for the ALCTS Fundamentals of Collection Assessment web course. 

  • Closing the loop on collections review

Elizabeth Cope is the Electronic Resources Access Librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In this role, she coordinates electronic resource management, trials, and troubleshooting activities.

  • Library resources: What’s the value?

Anna Craft is Coordinator of Metadata Services at UNC Greensboro. She coordinates institutional repository services for the eleven-school NC DOCKS cohort, supports users of UNCG’s OJS installation, and helps ensure that the Libraries’ resources are discoverable and available for patrons worldwide.

  • There’s no community for that?: Identifying a need and building a professional community to meet it

  • Scholarly communications training: Professional development for the next generation of scholars

Hilary Davis is Head of Collections & Research Strategy at the NC State University Libraries.  Her primary role is to provide leadership and direction in the Libraries' overall collection development strategies, and play a leading role in the libraries' initiatives to support research data management at NC State. In 2008, she was named one of Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers.” She led the first week-long data science short course for NC State University librarians (October 2015). She holds an MLS from University of Missouri-Columbia and an MS in Biology from University of Missouri-St. Louis.

  • Seeing the forest for trees: Tools for analyzing faculty research output

 

Robin Camille Davis is the User Experience Librarian at NC State University Libraries, where she conducts UX research to create accessible, user-friendly interfaces for the web. She holds an MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

 

  • Uncovering the mystery of how users find and use ebooks through guerilla usability testing

Jocelyn Dawson is journals marketing manager at Duke University Press and a previous member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Board of Directors. She has an active role in E&I efforts at the DUP and SSP and has written four E&I related pieces for The Scholarly Kitchen.

  • Toolkits for equity: Resources for developing inclusive and equitable workplaces

Kelly Denzer is the Collection Strategist at Davidson College Library. She participates in the collection development, assessment, evaluation, discovery, and access of print and electronic resources. She collaborates on collection curation and promotion with faculty, students and staff to ensure an evolving, relevant collection for the college community. 

  • Popping up to promote uPress provisions: A collaboration between outreach and e-resources librarian

Elizabeth Ellis is a graduate student in the UNC Greensboro School of Education's Library and Information Studies Department. She has worked as an intern for the University Libraries and has assisted the Libraries with assessment projects.

  • Streaming video in the curriculum: Faculty and student perceptions

Christine Fischer is the Head of Technical Services at UNC Greensboro where she has worked since 2005. She has prior experience at a private university, as an AHEC librarian, and in public libraries.

  • Kanopy: How do you take your streaming films, mediated or not?

  • Streaming video in the curriculum: Faculty and student perceptions

Gisela Concepción Fosado is an editor at Duke University Press and publishes books across the humanities and social sciences with an interest in books that foreground marginalized perspectives. In 2016, she co-founded a staff group at Duke University Press focused on equity and inclusion. 

  • Toolkits for equity: Resources for developing inclusive and equitable workplaces

  • Transforming libraries and publishing through an equity and anti-racism framework

Katharine Frazier is a University Library Technician in Collections & Research Strategy at the NC State University Libraries. She is completing her MLS at UNCG. She is interested in data analysis, programming in Python, and the intersection of collections and scholarly communications.

  • Seeing the forest for trees: Tools for analyzing faculty research output

Samantha Harlow serves as the Online Learning Librarian in the university libraries at UNC Greensboro. She provides and assesses library support and services for online and distance patrons, while coordinating virtual programming of research events and scholarly communication. 

 

  • Scholarly communications training: Professional development for the next generation of scholars

Mandy Hurt is the Serials Description Coordinator at Duke University Libraries and in this role she designs, implements and manages workflows for serials cataloging. In addition, she is a Serials Description Librarian, cataloging both current and Rubenstein Library special collection serials to the CONSER standard.

  • Late breaking news: Votes for Women and the WSPU part ways

Megan Inman is the Collection Development Librarian at William E. Laupus Library.  She joined Laupus in 2008, where she has worked in reference, collection development, and electronic resources management. She holds an MLIS from University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from Queens University of Charlotte.

  • Batten down the hatches! Collection management in rough seas

Ryan Johnson is the Special Formats Description Librarian at Duke University Libraries. He holds a B.M. from the University of Louisville and an M.L.S. with a specialization in music librarianship, from Indiana University, Bloomington.

 

  • Copy catalogers’ voices in inclusive description

 

Allison Jones is the Electronic & Serials Librarian for the College of Charleston Libraries.

 

  • Things are looking up: Using cloud-based technology tools in collection management workflows

 

Whitney Jordan is the Acquisitions Librarian at Western Carolina University where she is responsible for overseeing the collections budget and for licensing new and continuing resources.

  • Closing the loop on collections review

Kayla Kipps is the Collection Development Librarian for the College of Charleston Libraries.

 

  • Things are looking up: Using cloud-based technology tools in collection management workflows

 

Meggie Lasher is the Research and Academic Engagement Librarian at Davidson College. She leads outreach and programming efforts as well as teaching on the Information Literacy team. She also leads the Peer Research Assistance program.

  • Popping up to promote UPress provisions: A collaboration between outreach and e-resources librarians

Danica Lewis is the Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences at the NC State University Libraries. She holds an MSLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Biology from Knox College. Her recent work has focused on data informed collection development.

  • Seeing the forest despite the trees: Analyzing the usage of databases and journal packages

Li Ma is currently the E-Resource & Serial Librarian at Thomas Cooper Library at University of South Carolina. She has extensive experiences in acquisitions, serials and electronic resource management as well as in library system implementation. 

  • e-Resource troubleshooting: A staff training strategy

 

Tonya Minor is the Serials and Electronic Resources Specialist at UNC Wilmington. She has years of print and electronic resource experience and is currently working on her MLS.

  • Undertaking a massive bound journals deselection project

Sarah Mueth is the Coordinator of Serials and Electronic Resources at UNC Wilmington. Prior to coming to UNCW, she had multiple titles in systems and technical services at the University of Illinois Springfield. 

  • Undertaking a massive bound journals deselection project 

Anne Owens is the Acquisitions Specialist Technician at UNC Greensboro where she has worked since 2003.  She orders materials for the library collections including print and electronic books, all formats of media including streaming films, foreign collections materials in all formats, and music scores.

  • Kanopy: How do you take your streaming films, mediated or not?

Cathy Rimer-Surles is a lawyer/librarian who has served as the Assistant Director for Contracts and Intellectual property at Duke University Press since 2015.  She is an active anti-racism organizer and educator in Durham and with Gisela Concepción Fosado, co-founded the press's Equity and Inclusion Interest Group.  

  • Transforming libraries and publishing through an equity and anti-racism framework

Marlena Rose has been at East Carolina University since 2013. She supervises the Collection Services and History Collections departments of the Laupus Library and curates the Country Doctor Museum. She provides guidance on collections budget and collections management activities.

  • Batten down the hatches! Collection management in rough seas

Jacob Shelby is the Lead Librarian for Metadata Technologies at NC State University Libraries where his unit provides metadata and data management services and supports a variety of systems like the catalog. His professional interests are in practical linked data and metadata reuse.

  • There’s no community for that? Identifying a need and building a professional community to meet it

Jianying Shou is the Serials Description Librarian at Duke University Libraries. She holds an M.Ed from The University of Arizona and an MLS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Duke, she worked at the Library of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in public and technical services.

 

  • Copy catalogers’ voices in inclusive description

 

Liz Siler is the Collection Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ASERL Collection Assessment group, and serves on the ULAC New Models Group and the Educational Resources Affordability Committee.

 

  • The new frontier: Implementing OpenAthens at UNC Charlotte

 

Xiaoyan Song is the Electronic Resources Librarian at NC State University Libraries. She works on all aspects of monographic e-resources. She holds an MLS from Simmons College and an MS in Color Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Uncovering the mystery of how users find and use ebooks through guerilla usability testing

  • Walk this way: Online content platform migration experiences and collaboration

Kimberly Steinle is the Library Relations and Sales Manager at the Duke University Press and is responsible for institutional subscription revenue through the sale of electronic collections and through communication with the library community.

 

  • Walk this way: Online content platform migration experiences and collaboration

 

Heidi Tebbe is the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science at NC State University Libraries. Prior to this position, she studied astronomy, immersive media, and library science at Indiana University, worked as an e-learning media developer, and was a NCSU Libraries Fellow.

  • Seeing the forest despite the trees: Analyzing the usage of databases and journal packages

Shoko Tokoro is the Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian at the UNC Charlotte.  She has worked at Atkins Library since 2007 in positions ranging from cataloging to e-resources management.  She holds an MLIS from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

  • The new frontier: Implementing OpenAthens at UNC Charlotte

 

John Vickery is Analytics Coordinator and Collections & Research Librarian for Social Sciences at the NC State University Libraries. He is interested in analyzing library data for better organization in matters such as collections and service optimization. He likes to program in Python, SAS and R.

  • Seeing the forest for trees: Tools for analyzing faculty research output

 

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