E-Resource Management: Tools, Tips, and Tricks of the Trade

Tuesday, 6/16/2020 - Wednesday, 6/17/2020
  • 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)
ALA and ALCTS are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities, including webinars and the Exchange 2020, and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. Please contact ALCTS with any questions or concerns.

Tracking, maintaining, and assessing e-resources can seem overwhelming at times. Join colleagues from around the country in the ALCTS e-Forum to share the essential tools that you use to organize all of the metadata associated with your e-resources, and learn the tips and tricks of the trade that others have developed to assist in the processes relating to electronic resources in libraries. 

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will explore:

  • Ways to keep track of pricing, license terms, and admin details for e-resources
  • Best practices for maintaining and troubleshooting resource access
  • Best practices for evaluating the value of electronic subscriptions

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved with or interested in electronic resource management in libraries.


Rebecca Walton has been managing electronic resources at Brigham Young University since 2006. In that time she has had the titles Electronic Resources Assistant (part time staff), Electronic Resources Specialist (full time staff), Electronic Resources Librarian (full time faculty), and now Continuations, Licensing, and Collection Analysis Librarian (full time faculty and unit head of the Continuations unit – our library’s term for the unit overseeing both serials and databases). 

Derrik Hiatt is Director of Resource Management & Discovery at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. In addition to his MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Brigham Young University. Prior to moving to Corpus Christi, Derrik worked as Electronic Resources Librarian at Wake Forest University and Assistant Serials Librarian at Brigham Young University. He was a co-author of the “Continuities” column in Technicalities from 2013-2016.




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ALCTS Code of Conduct

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Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.




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