SPEAKERS

Danielle Apfelbaum is a Senior Assistant Librarian at Farmingdale State College, where she serves as the Scholarly Communication Librarian. She received her Creative Commons Certification in October 2018.

  • A crash course in Creative Commons licensing

 

Karen Brunsting is the Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian at the University of Memphis, University Libraries. She also serves as the librarian for The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Her research interests include inclusivity through collection development and open educational resources.

  • Reaching students through teaching

 

Yvonne Campfens has over 25 years of experience in publishing and related service sectors. She held various positions at Elsevier, Swets and Springer, before starting her own consultancy in 2018. She is now Executive Director of the Stichting OA Switchboard, the new foundation that runs the OA Switchboard.

  • How the OA Switchboard is building the infrastructure for an OA-driven scholarly communications landscape

 

Vincent Cassidy is Director of Academic Markets at IET, the publisher of Inspec. With over 30 years’ experience in the information business, he has a career-long engagement with discovery databases and is interested in how data science and AI is influencing the delivery and consumption of content.

  • History rhymes: The role of learned societies in the open research landscape

 

Anna Craft is Coordinator of Metadata Services at UNCG. She coordinates institutional repository services, supports UNCG’s OA journals, provides scholarly communications training and development, and helps ensure that the Libraries’ resources are discoverable and available for patrons worldwide.

  • Professional applications of information literacy: Helping researchers learn to evaluate journal quality

 

Jenny Dale is the Information Literacy Coordinator and liaison librarian at UNC Greensboro. She develops and teaches information literacy workshops for a wide variety of audiences, including UNCG students and faculty, community groups, and her library colleagues.

  • Professional applications of information literacy: Helping researchers learn to evaluate journal quality

 

Kaye Dotson has more than 20 years’ experience in school and academic libraries, and currently serves as Associate Professor and Internship Director, teaching graduate courses via distance education, for students in the Master of Library Science Program at East Carolina University.

  • Internship pivot @ ECU: Responding to our university’s transition

 

Emily Graham works with the e-resources and acquisitions team to manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, focusing on e-journal acquisitions and maintenance, resolving access issues, and collecting and analyzing usage statistics.

  • Saving time on renewals with Excel and Python

 

Caitlin Harrington is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Memphis. Her recent research activity includes investigating the inclusion of open access collection policies in academic libraries and testing the usability of learning management system integrated library resources.

  • Reaching students through teaching

 

Megan Heady is the Head of Acquisitions at West Virginia University (WVU) Libraries.  After earning her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, Megan worked for public libraries before joining WVU Libraries in 2012.

  • Migrating to a hosted EZproxy service

 

Rachel King is the Online Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She has been a member of the ALA's Film & Media Round Table (formerly the Video Round Table) and served as its Communications Committee Co-chair.

 

  • Making multimedia visible: New pathways of discoverability and access for media collections

 

Hong Li is the Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian at the Paul Meek Library, University of Tennessee at Martin. She is responsible for the acquisitions, management, and maintenance of the library’s electronic resources and discovery platforms.

 

  • A journey of transforming to an online government documents collection

 

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

 

  • E-resource migration: From dual to unified management

 

Rachelle R. Nelson is Resource Management Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

  • Opening our deep backfiles: Identifying open and public domain serial content in library collections

 

Caren Nichter is the Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is responsible for receiving and cataloging tangible government documents and for overseeing the cataloging of physical items, including music scores.

 

  • A journey of transforming to an online government documents collection

 

John Mark Ockerbloom is a digital library strategist at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

 

  • Opening our deep backfiles: Identifying open and public domain serial content in library collections

 

Michael Rodriguez is Collections Strategist at the University of Connecticut, where he coordinates library collection development and strategic initiatives. Michael earned his MS in Information from Florida State University and currently serves as Past President of the ACRL New England Chapter.

  • Rethinking print journal subscriptions at a large research university

 

Abigail Sparling is the Serials Metadata Librarian at the University of Alberta Library. Abigail is passionate about using technology to improve resource description, management and discovery, which she explores in her work as a Carpentries instructor and as co-chair of the Core Electronic Resources IG

 

  • Making up the difference: Using custom reporting to identify inaccuracies in link resolver serial metadata

 

Derek Stadler is an Associate Professor at CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, where he serves as the Library’s Web Services Librarian. Derek is also a co-editor-in-chief of the open access journal, Urban Library Journal.

  • A crash course in Creative Commons licensing

 

Wm. Joseph Thomas has more than 15 years’ experience in academic libraries, and currently serves as Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication for Academic Library Services at East Carolina University. He has also served as site supervisor for an ECU MLS internship.

  • Internship pivot @ ECU: Responding to our university’s transition

 

Nicole Wood is the Resource Management Librarian at Austin Peay State University.

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