Exploring Discovery Services: ETS Discovery Webinar Series Part 1

Thursday, 5/28/2020
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Discovery services allow our users to see our collections and help them find the information they need. Libraries approach discovery in different ways, and these approaches have changed over time, as new platforms have been introduced. But where is discovery headed? How can discovery inform our practice and research? 

Our first webinar will tackle some of these questions and will feature a broad discussion around discovery. Our panelists will discuss how discovery has changed in libraries over the years, and where it is headed. 

The ETS Discovery Series provides participants the ability to explore discovery in a variety of ways. These webinars will bring together professionals from various fields of librarianship to discuss the ways they use and think about discovery with their users. Each webinar will feature panel presentation and an opportunity for Q&A. We hope this series appeals to professionals who are interested in discovery and want the opportunity to explore it from a variety of perspectives 

Marketing Discovery & Accessing Usability: ETS Discovery Webinar Series Part II

Exploring Discovery in Instruction Settings: ETS Discovery Webinar Series Part III


By participating in this webinar, the participant will: 

  • Gain a perspective on the history of discoveries in libraries and where it's headed in the future
  • Understand the ways discovery services inform our practice and research

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is involved with discovery at any type of library is encouraged to attend. However, a focus for this webinar is to help prepare people to make a change with their discovery layer, so a specific ideal audience would be library staff who are in charge of or on a committee where a discovery change is being discussed or implemented. 


Marshall Breeding, independent consultant, speaker, author and creator and editor for Library Technology Guides and the libraries.org online directory of libraries on the web.is

Blake Galbreath, is a core services librarian at Washington State University. 

Erin Hvizdak, is a reference and instruction librarian at Washington State University.  



Registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $55
  • ALA student & retired members: $25
  • Non-members: $77

Group rate: $99 single login.


*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, RUSA will define a group as up to 20 staff from a single library system working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webinar broadcast. It will be the responsibility of the registrants to share the webinar login information with members of their staff who wish to participate. 

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Please ensure that you have internet connection. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.


Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at nmoore@ala.org

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!