Michigan Academic Library Association - Event Information

Event Name:Librarians and Vendors: Colleagues in Collections
Event Type(s):Interest Group Meetings/Events
Library Programs
Description:Librarians and Vendors: Colleagues in Collections
November 30, 2017

The librarian-vendor relationship is critical in meeting the information needs of library users. Without vendors, libraries can't provide the information our users are looking for and without libraries, vendors can't have a successful business model. Historically, this relationship has been a relatively strong one, but like all relationships, there are areas where both can implement change to make things work more smoothly. This panel discussion will provide a venue for a positive exchange between librarians and vendors to find better ways to communicate with one another, and influence change by both librarians and vendors to meet our user's needs.

Panel Members:
  • Niels Dam - Vice President, Product Management, Alexander Street Press, a ProQuest Company
  • Sara Tarpley – Director, Academic Product Sales, GALE
  • Nancy Kirkpatrick - Associate Director & Group Purchasing Manager, MCLS
  • Patrick Roth - Head of Systems & Technology, Grand Valley State University
  • LeAnne Rumler – Technical Services Librarian, Hillsdale College

Provided by the Electronic Resources Interest Group, this pop up conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern at the offices of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) (1407 Rensen Street, Lansing, MI 48910). This meeting will also be streamed live for those who cannot attend in-person.
The invitation is open to all but there is a $5 fee for non-MiALA members. Registration is now open. The deadline to register is November 28th.

Contact LeAnne Rumler, eResources IG chair, at lrumler@hillsdale.edu or Patrick Roth, eResources IG chair-elect, at rothpa@gvsu.edu for more information.
Event Date:11-30-17
Event Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
1407 Rensen Street
Lansing, MI 48910

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