University Libraries is hosting a panel presentation around the issues involved in acquiring and managing ebooks and exploring innovative opportunities for developing ebook programs into the future. The panel will be March 5, 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Thompson Library, Room 165. Presenters include:
- Stephen Bosch - University of Arizona – collections & acquisitions perspective
Stephen Bosch, Materials Budget, Procurement and Licensing Librarian from the University of Arizona, has been involved with various aspects of acquisitions, collection development and library administrative services during his 30+ year tenure at the University of Arizona. He has held positions as Acquisitions Librarian and Coordinator for Collection Development, Information Access Librarian, Financial and Administrative Services Librarian as well as his current position. He has been chair of many committees, teams, councils, and projects focusing on information resource development and management, user needs assessments, licensing issues, and serials / monographs acquisitions both at the University of Arizona and nationally. Of his many publications, the most visible is the annual article on serials pricing he authors for Library Journal. He is the 2006 recipient of the American Library Association ALCTS Harrassowitz Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions
- Lynn Wiley & Tina Chrzastowski – University of Illinois – user perspective based on research with faculty and students
Lynn Wiley has a BA in Anthropology and an MSLS from the School of Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently the Head of Acquisitions and Associate Professor, University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has worked in academic libraries since 1983 in a public service role until shifting to technical services in 2006. Ms Wiley is active in local, regional and national associations and spoken at conferences worldwide. She has written extensively about access services, resource sharing, and studies on collective collections and has done analyses of statewide systems and collections. Getting patrons what they need seamlessly is her primary professional goal.
Tina E. Chrzastowski is Professor Emerita, formerly Chemistry Librarian and Professor of Library Administration, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to UIUC, she held academic library positions at the University of Delaware and the University of Washington. Her research focuses on collection use and assessment, including longitudinal use studies, user surveys, and transitions taking place in libraries due to electronic journal and ebook access. Recent work includes an assessment guidebook for beginning librarians, an introduction to SFX statistical reporting for collection managers, an assessment of approval plans and most recently, a longitudinal study of ebook cost and use. She was a member of the IMLS-funded LibValue Management Team (www.libvalue.org) at UIUC; ongoing research under this grant focuses on ebook use in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. She will begin a new phase of her career March 31, 2014 when she joins Santa Clara University as Head of Access and Delivery Services.
- Amy Pawlowski – OhioLINK – market perspective on academic ebooks
Amy Pawlowski is currently the deputy director, operations and eLicensing, of OhioLINK, She is responsible for managing and coordinating the daily operations of OhioLINK and is responsible for negotiating and acquiring academic licensed e-resources for the consortium. Prior to this, she was the web applications manager at the Cleveland Public Library, where she managed the development, implementation, and maintenance of web based library services for the library and the CLEVNET consortium. Amy has held several different positions in the library field, including manager of partner services for OverDrive Inc., where she assisted libraries with training, marketing, outreach, and collection development for their digital library platform. She has also worked as archivist for the Cleveland Orchestra, technology and information literacy librarian for Cuyahoga Community College, and public services coordinator for the Hartt School Performing Arts Library at the University of Hartford.