Advances in Electronic Resources Management

Tuesday, 3/28/2017 - Wednesday, 3/29/2017
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

As libraries continue to transition away from information services based on physical materials, how is electronic resources management changing? How are electronic resources changing libraries? How have libraries reorganized? How are library consortia and other groups of libraries working together to solve problems? What new systems or tools are being used? What new professional positions are being created? How is work distributed across the library? Are legacy print collections being replaced systematically with online journals and eBooks? What are some of the problems encountered in this transition? How have information services been improved to serve users? 

Learning Outcomes

This discussion is intended to reveal the current state of electronic resources management in libraries by exploring changes in organizational structures, collections, personnel and services. Participants will discuss not only how and when, but, to the extent possible, why changes have occurred. 

Who Should Attend

This discussion will be particularly helpful to those interested in electronic resources management, but should be of broad interest to those who work in library and information science.


George Stachokas is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Auburn University Libraries. His responsibilities include negotiating license agreements with library vendors and coordinating the management of electronic resources. Previously, he has served as Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management and Head of Resource Services at Purdue University Libraries and Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana State University.
Anne Liebst is currently the Discovery and Access Coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In this capacity she is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the ILS, discovery, and e-resource systems and platforms, as well as the dissemination of assets and metadata to partners. Anne starts a new chapter in life on March 13, 2017 as the Director of Library Services for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.




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