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Shaping a Library by Linking Planning and Budgeting

The Charleston Conference last week featured a plenary address from Jim Neal, Columbia University’s former library director and the ALA president-elect. Jim spoke about his views on the changing nature of libraries and offered a series of “commandments” about how libraries can and should evolve going forward. Among many other observations based on his years of experience in academic research libraries, Jim emphasized his views that strategic planning processes fail…

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Seeing Students Succeed
Roger Schonfeld at the Charleston Conference

Roger Schonfeld and Kate Lawrence, vice president for user research at EBSCO Information Services, are speaking on "Seeing that Students Succeed: rising expectations and the library’s role in teaching and learning," at the Charleston Conference on Thursday, November 3, from 2:30 -3:10 pm. They will be in the Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott. "Interest in supporting students and their competencies and learning outcomes shows signs of surging." This was one…


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Overcoming the Challenges to Seamless Access to Licensed Content
Roger Schonfeld Speaks at the Charleston Conference

Roger Schonfeld is speaking on "Overcoming the Challenges to Seamless Access to Licensed Content" at the Charleston Conference on Thursday, November 5 at 11:35 am. He will be joined by Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, STM. In a world where there is an increasing expectation that "one click will get you there", this session examines just how difficult it can often be for a researcher to access journal content to which…


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Workshop at the Charleston Conference
Defining a Discovery Role for Your Library

Roger Schonfeld is offering the workshop "Defining a Discovery Role for Your Library" at the Charleston Conference on November 4, from 9:00 am - noon. Registration is now open through the Charleston Conference. Please note that participants in the local surveys program and Ithaka S+R's consulting clients receive a discounted rate to attend. Please email Kimberly Lutz at kimberly.lutz@ithaka.org to receive the code. Discovery is a core library activity that…


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Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researchers’ Access to E-Resources

Roger Schonfeld is offering the workshop "Dismantling the Stumbling Blocks that Impede Researchers’ Access to E-Resources" at the Charleston Conference on November 4, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Registration is now open through the Charleston Conference. Please note that participants in the local surveys program and Ithaka S+R's consulting clients receive a discounted rate to attend. Please email Kimberly Lutz at kimberly.lutz@ithaka.org to receive the code. Academic and research…