This week in episode 29 of ATG: The Podcast, we’re continuing our previews of upcoming preconferences at the 2017 Charleston Conference. We have a great set of sessions on a wide range of topics that are designed for several different segments of the Charleston audience. Registration for all preconference sessions is included on the main conference registration page at the link in the show notes. Session details, including descriptions, speaker lists, and bios are available on the conference schedule, also linked in the show notes.
A big welcome first to Jackie Ricords and John Lavender, two of the session organizers and presenters for “Publishers are Not the Enemy: A practical workshop showing how publishers and libraries are cooperating with eBooks for the benefit of both.” This preconference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Lavender-Consulting is run by John Lavender, a publisher with almost 40 years’ experience in academic and scientific publishing. John has worked with books, databases, and journals, and in editorial, sales, marketing, electronic content and delivery, business development and in negotiating. John is also a Senior Associate with Maverick Publishing Specialists who provide strategic consulting and operational outsourcing services for the publishing industry.
Jackie Ricords leads IGI Global’s e-resources and consortia outreach efforts. Prior to joining the STM publisher, she worked in higher education for more than a decade teaching and directing professional development programs for educators. Jackie has expertise in digital resources, with a special interest in e-publishing and online learning. In collaboration with industry leaders, she facilitated the development of a series of information and digital literacy products and award-winning learning experiences for the academic and school markets.
Next up, we talk with Jeff Bailey, Linda Creibaum, and Star Holloway about their session titled “Developing a Weighted Collection Development Allocation Formula.” This preconference will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jeff Bailey was appointed Director of the Dean B. Ellis Library of Arkansas State University in 2012 after leading the library for three years in an interim capacity. In his academic library career, Jeff has held positions in both public and technical services, including several years leading collection development at Arkansas State. Jeff received his MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania when online searching was essentially just Dialog and BRS. He has presented at Charleston Conference since 2008.
Linda Creibaum is Acquisitions and Serials Librarian at Arkansas State University, where for the last 15 years she has been fascinated by the change in library resource formats and the nature of the “problems” she solves in her work day. Linda has worked in a variety of library positions, including Solo Librarian and Instructional Services Librarian.
Star Holloway is the Serials Access Librarian at the Dean B. Ellis Library. She also does collection development for the Media and Theatre departments and spends some time at the information desk. She received her M.S. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with an emphasis in banking at Arkansas State University.
And, saving the best for last, we have Buzzy Basch to tell us about the preconference sessions that he’s organizing.
Buzzy Basch heads Basch Associates. He previously had a career as President of Basch Subscriptions, and Turner Subscriptions, and Vice President of EBSCO and F W Faxon. Buzzy is an active member of ALA, SLA, NASIG, and MLA. He has been an association treasurer, award recipient, and member of publishing and finance committees. Buzzy has been attending and presenting at Charleston for years. He’s an institution! This year, he is putting together a whopping three preconferences, all on important topics.
The first one we talk about is Understanding the Library Market, which will be held on Monday, November 6, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. It’ll also be co-presented by Michael Gruenberg, with Gruenberg Consulting, and Erin Gallagher, from Reed College.
The second preconference on the schedule is Electronic Resources Management, on Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. They’ve got an impressive roster of co-presenters here! They have a knack for putting together a great team to talk about the different aspects of the issue and present their experiences.
And the third and final preconference is Negotiating with Vendors, on Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This was one of the largest preconferences last year – we ended up having to move them to a different room at the last minute because there were so many people! Just shows what an important topic this is – everyone has to negotiate at some point!
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.