[Keynote] Developing the Collections Hub: Making the Most of Your Networks


This talk will outline paths collection management librarians can utilize to address the acquisitions and management of library materials. Collection managers have robust and extensive networks of talented colleagues, who help enrich and vitalize the daily operations and processes undertaken at any given library. Jill Emery will present ways in which collection managers can leverage these networks to enhance and strategize better information communication both within and outside the library. By becoming a network center, collection managers can create a dynamo effect that spreads out through the library organization as a whole.

Jill Emery is the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library and has close to 20 years of academic library experience from various higher education institutions within the United States of America. She is a past-president of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the social media specialist for the Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC. Jill serves as a current member of the Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist for “Heard on the Net”. She is also on the editorial boards for Insights: the UKSG journal and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Working with Graham Stone, Information Resource Manager, University of Huddersfield, Jill has co-created two blog/wikis for the library community: TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management and OAWAL: Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians. Both projects have been developed to provide best practices for management of electronic resource content and open access content management respectively. 


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