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

Thursday, 6/4/2020
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Marketing and assessing your discovery layer can help you raise awareness about this tool and make sure your users are finding the information they need. Especially when you're changing a discovery layer or promoting it to remote users, you need a way to let as many people know. This webinar will discuss how two institutions have marketed their discovery layer and ways they've assessed its usefulness.

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 presentations 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.

Exploring Discovery Series: ETS Discovery Webinar Series Part 1

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

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand strategies different institutions have used to market and assess the usefulness of their discovery layer
  • Reflect on their own practices for marketing and assessing their discovery layer in order to think about potential future changes or projects

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 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.


David Comeaux, Systems & Discovery Librarian at Louisiana State University.

Ruth Tillman, Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist at Penn 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

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!