Technical Services

Negotiation of Licensing & Pricing Terms

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
3:30pm
Room: 
Jefferson C
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

Electronic resources have more complexity in license agreements and pricing terms than other library materials, and librarians must be assertive in negotiating for these resources in this time of budget cuts and uncertainty. The librarian who accepts prices and terms as they are given is not getting the best possible deal for the library. Vendors are often more willing to negotiate than the librarian might expect. In this presentation, we will discuss successful negotiation strategies for pricing and terms of library e-resources.

Create Lists Lab

Day: 
Tuesday
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)
Co-presenter(s): 
Jennifer Parsons, Systems Librarian, MOBIUS

MOBIUS staff are here to help you! Bring your Create List questions and problems and get the answers you need. Query building, nested searching, existing and saved searches, regular expressions. MOBIUS trainers, Christopher Gould and Jennifer Parsons, will help you find the answers.

Stu-jitsu: The Gentle Art of Supervising Student Workers

Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30pm
Room: 
Truman B
Computer: 
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

The hiring, training, supervising and retention of student workers are lynchpins in the successful delivery of services in an academic library regardless of the size of the library and its parent institution. Yet how often are these student worker processes given their due attention and time? How can you optimize your efforts to make your student workers are a value added work force and not just warm bodies that get tasks done in a just acceptable fashion? How can you train your students to learn multiple technologies even as they change such as the transition from Millennium to Sierra?

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