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3. Organizational Strategies [clear filter]
Sunday, April 2

1:00pm CDT

W04 – Agile-Inspired Project Management for Library Staff (Or Simple and Practical Methods to Keep Calm and Get Stuff Done)

At ER&L 2016, the instructor presented how she used elements of Scrum to manage a collections assessment project. Because of the great benefits she experienced using Scrum, she continues to use Agile methods for large and small projects to effectively juggle competing priorities and meet tight deadlines. Based on attendee feedback, this workshop provides an opportunity for 2017 ER&L attendees to learn more about Scrum and other Agile Movement tools. Commonly used in software development, Agile methods like Scrum and Kanban are simple, practical, and flexible project management methods. This workshop will introduce attendees to Scrum and Kanban through a balance of theory, demonstration, and hands-on application. During this workshop, the instructor will briefly demonstrate how she used elements of Scrum to develop a framework for a comprehensive review of e-resource collections. Attendees will then begin applying Scrum by working in small groups to develop the Scrum elements of “stories” and “tasks” for their own projects.

Next, the instructor will describe Kanban and demonstrate how she uses Kanban in her current position. Attendees will then explore analog and digital iterations of Kanban and create their own Kanban board.

During the demonstrations of Scrum and Kanban, the instructor will illustrate the flexibility of each method and describe how she modified the methods as needed for her work. She will illustrate how using these methods helped not only with getting tasks done, but also helped strengthen project deliverables, increase team morale, and resulted in equitable task distribution among team members.

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Galadriel Chilton

Director of Collections Initiatives, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Galadriel is the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries, a cooperative of 13 academic libraries. The Ivy Plus Libraries are Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and... Read More →

Sunday April 2, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Room 104
Monday, April 3

10:00am CDT

S003-01 - Sayonara Silos: Reconstructing Library Organizations Along with Library Systems
This short will draw a comparison between the evolution of library automation and management systems and the organizational structures and positions of academic libraries. Through discussion of this comparison, the presenter will argue that library organizations should restructure to better serve our user communities and sustain our collective, professional futures.

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Hillary Veeder

Public Services Librarian, Texas Tech University
Hi, Hello, Everyone! 2nd time ER&L attendee and 1st time presenter this year. I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience @ ERL and am looking forward to sharing my professional voice - thank you in advance for the opportunity!!

Monday April 3, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am CDT
Room 203

10:15am CDT

S003-02 - The Impact of Discovery Systems on Libraries' Organizational Structure and Staffing
As libraries adopt new technologies, it is important to consider how and by whom they will be managed and incorporated into existing organizational structures.  This presentation will cover the preliminary results of widely distributed survey about how the adoption of discovery systems impact the organization and personnel of academic libraries.


Kelsey Brett

University of Houston
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Richard Guajardo

Richard Guajardo is Head of Resource Discovery Systems at the University of Houston. He provides oversight for electronic resources management, discovery tools, and the library services platform. He is currently on the 2017 NASIG Conference Planning Committee and is vice-chair of... Read More →

Frederick Young

University of Houston

Monday April 3, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am CDT
Room 203

10:30am CDT

S003-03 - Cultivating your Organizational Garden: Social Capital in the Workplace
Like any garden, our workplaces require mindful cultivation to help them thrive. Research shows that engaged employees are more productive, healthier, and less likely to leave for other jobs. Learn about theories of social capital and explore concrete ideas to help grow and maintain a connected and committed workplace.

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Jenifer Holman

Electronic Resources Librarian, Hope College

Monday April 3, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am CDT
Room 203

3:30pm CDT

S029 - Distribution of Electronic Resources Management Responsibilities among US Academic Librarians
In September 2016, a survey was distributed to academic librarians in the US who self-identified as being responsible for electronic resources management tasks, asking about their job titles, sharing of ERM responsibilities, and responsibility for other types of work. This session will present an analysis of the results.


David Macaulay

Collection Development Librarian, University of Wyoming Libraries
University of Wyoming Libraries

Monday April 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Room 301
Tuesday, April 4

1:15pm CDT

S066 - Hitting the sweet spot with library communications
Today’s swiftly changing library landscape requires efficient and effective communication. Using Georgia Tech’s rapid implementation of a NextGen library system as a case study we will discuss the best practices, tools, and lessons learned that enabled us to hit the sweet spot between too much communication and too little.

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Marlee Givens

Librarian for Modern Languages, Georgia Tech Library
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Heather Jeffcoat

Web & Discovery Management Librarian, Georgia Tech Library

Tuesday April 4, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Salon D/E

2:15pm CDT

S073 - Documentation: Processing the process in our commitment to quality
Technical Services initiated a project to address accessing and troubleshooting electronic resources more easily. We comprehensively reviewed and updated our procedures documentation to enhance electronic resources accessibility and navigability. Our goal was to create documentation that we could share internally and externally.

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Susan Boone

Technical Services Operations Manager, UCSF Library

Tuesday April 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Salon D/E

3:15pm CDT

S076 - Structuring for Innovation: Perspectives on Managing Technical Services
 The Acquisitions and Discovery Department at North Carolina State University Libraries has evolved an organizational culture that supports the development of innovative workflows and projects. This presentation will examine the elements that have been most successful in promoting innovation by exploring the perspectives and roles of different types of staff within the department.

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Xiaoyan Song

Electronic Resources Librarian, NC State University Libraries
Xiaoyan Song is the Electronic Resource Librarian (ERL) at the Monograph Unit in the Acquisition and Discovery (A&D) department at NCSU Libraries. She mingles with all aspects of ebooks including acquisition, license negotiation, activation, ebook troubleshooting, and workflow mapping... Read More →
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Kristen Wilson

Project Manager / Business Analyst, Index Data
I work with libraries to design and build open source software. I'm also VP/president-elect of NASIG.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Room 204
Wednesday, April 5

8:30am CDT

S095 - Build a cross-departmental team to effectively support e-Resources access and troubleshooting
Given the complexity of e-Resources support and troubleshooting for multiple campuses. We will share our strategies for building a cross-departmental team to establish a structure way to handle e-Resources access issues in the next generation library infrastructure. The collaborative model has been approved to be effective to enhance user experience.

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Hong Ma

Head of Library Systems, Loyola University Chicago
Hong Ma is the Head of Library Systems at Loyola University Chicago. She played essential roles in LITA (Library Information Technology Association) and serves on the Core Board as Director-at-Large. She serves on the ELUNA Steering Committee and the ER&L Workshops Committee . She... Read More →

Wednesday April 5, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Salon D/E

8:45am CDT

S090-02 - Worklow Diagrams: Easy & Free Using Draw.io
This short-talk covers Draw.io, a free online diagram software, and the benefits of creating workflow diagrams to visually display how processes move from person to person and department to department. Use them to show stakeholders and train staff. Thanks to these diagrams, the Tarleton library finally got an ERM!

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Amy Castillo

Manager of Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication, Tarleton State University

Wednesday April 5, 2017 8:45am - 9:00am CDT
Room 203

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