This year, there are even more opportunities to connect with Taylor & Francis. Learn more about our sponsored sessions, luncheons, and where to find us at the Vendor Showcase below.
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10:30am-6:00pm | Vendor Showcase | Booths #65-#67
Don’t miss Charleston’s only day of exhibits. Browse the latest products and services, talk with reps, see product demonstrations, and snag cool freebies. We can’t wait to see you there!
Grand Ballroom, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
2:00 PM – 3:10 PM | Lively Lunch Session | Driving Textbook Affordability: Bridging the Gap between Faculty and Librarian in the Selection of OER
As college textbook and course material costs continue to rise, it’s clear that there is an increasing need for faculty and librarians to provide cost-effective resources to students, and today’s digital/electronic options have the potential to help meet that need. During this session, we will discuss the 2019 Library Journal Textbook Affordability study to better understand the current state of the textbook affordability issue from the perspective of academic librarians.
Presenters: Donna Shaw, EBSCO, George Hard from University Lowell Mass, Michelle Rivera-Spann and Emilie Littlehales
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM | Understanding and Improving Accessibility in your Library
Join T&F for an open conversation aimed at understanding and improving on various accessibility issues in your library. We’ll discuss accessibility issues and trends including access to content, content enhancements, accessibility guidelines and best practices, ancillary content upgrades and more.
Presenters: Alexandra Jacobs and Michelle Rivera-Spann
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Hotel 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Libraries spend thousands of dollars on electronic resources each year in the hopes that library users will understand the value and benefits of these resources—and use them as a result. Yet more and more libraries each year are struggling to see the usage outcomes they’re hopeful for. One of the most critical components responsible for these disappointing outcomes is a lack of consistent and strategic marketing communication, which is key for any library to notify its users about the services and resources available to them.
This session will provide actionable steps to begin building a marketing strategy aimed at combating the lack of training in strategic and tactical development, small staffs, and limited budgets that conspire to diminish a library’s ability to effectively promote itself. By outlining a strategy, defining the necessary roles, and identifying follow-through steps, any library can efficiently maintain a long-term practice of communicating its services, resources and instruction in a way that inspires end-user engagement.
Effective marketing dramatically enhances the value and engagement within a library through strategic communication. By communicating its specific, evolving role within an institution and its contribution to the broader academic community it serves, libraries can re-engage, and consistently serve its users. Attendees will leave this session with real-world, actionable examples of comprehensive plans and promotion ideas to revamp within their own libraries in a way that best works for them.
Presenters: Susan Berkman, Nova Southeastern University and Allyson Rodriguez of the University of North Texas, moderated by Michelle Rivera-Spann, Taylor & Francis Group
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
New primary research published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Routledge examines the publication ethics challenges in arts, humanities, and social sciences (AHSS). While ethics cases may appear to be less prevalent in this field, when they do arise, they can be some of the most serious. From the tension between language quality and inclusion, to issues around data fabrication, a range of current and emerging challenges are confronting researchers in AHSS.
As both mentors to researchers (and as researchers in their own right), librarians have a role to play in addressing these challenges.
The session will cover:
– The top publication ethics issues in the fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences as reported by journal editors;
– How librarians can play a role in addressing these issues in their role as a mentor on scholarly communications for researchers;
– The implications for librarians publishing their own research.
Presenters: Claire Sewell, University of Cambridge and Jennifer McMillan, Taylor & Francis Group
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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