Electronic Resources Workflows and Tools

This webinar will cover key points to consider, tools, and workflow options in managing electronic resources. Most libraries use multiple tools and approaches to manage e-resources, which brings benefits and challenges. Speakers will provide insights and perspectives on ERM systems, supplemental processes to fill gaps in functionality, and those systems' interoperability with patron-facing interfaces.

Who Should Attend?

Those responsible for electronic resource management.


Dawn Hale has been Head of Technical Services at the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University for the past 10 years. Prior to her Hopkins’ experience, she held original cataloger positions. Dawn is currently on the editorial board of the ALCTS Papers Series and is a member of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, the OCLC Research Library Metadata Partners Focus Group, and the OCLC E-resources Advisory Council.

Kari Schmidt is currently the Technical Services Manager at the Montgomery College Libraries where she oversees the centralized Technical Services Department, which includes the electronic resources, cataloging, and acquisitions programs. Her previous positions include E-Resources Librarian & Co-Interim Director for Information Delivery Services at American University Library and E-Resources Librarian at the University System of Maryland as well as Collection Management/ E-Resources Librarian and Assistant Director for Resource Management at the Georgetown University Medical Center Library.

Laura Wrubel is the E-Resources Content Manager at George Washington University Libraries. She is responsible for access to e-resources and is involved in supporting and improving the libraries' link resolver, discovery layer, and systems for managing e-resources. Laura received her library degree from the University of Maryland.

Date & Times

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern




Participant Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual) 59
International (individual) 43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.  
Member group 99
Nonmember group 129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.