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Join ProQuest at Charleston 2021 - Be sure to visit us at table #71 at the Vendor Showcase.

Attending Charleston in November? We're looking forward to seeing you!   

Be sure to visit us at table #71 at the Vendor Showcase.  

 


Register for These Noteworthy ProQuest/Ex Libris Sessions

This year's sessions are designed to help libraries achieve better research, better learning and better insights.
Reserve your spot today:
 

Join Us at the ProQuest Lunch Session

ProQuest Outdoor Lunch: What's New in ProQuest Books

Join us for out outdoor lunch and a presentation including feature news, updates and what's coming soon for ProQuest Books. Space is VERY limited; registration will be capped to allow for social distancing. Registration reserved for librarian customers and ProQuest publishing partners. 

Wednesday, November 3 – 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Coast Restaurant (39-D John Street)


ProQuest Happy Hour Reception

ProQuest Outdoor Happy Hour Reception

The famous ProQuest/Charleston happy hour reception is back! At the end of the day Thursday, please join us at the award-winning Stars Restaurant Rooftop Bar for drinks and appetizers with your peers and other ProQuest customers. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city’s historic district on the roof of this downtown Charleston classic. Space is limited; sign up now to reserve your spot.

Thursday, November 4 – 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


Scholarly Communication & Researchers Perspectives

Scholarly Communication & Researchers' Perspectives: Insights for the Future Library

Alterline, an independent research agency, has conducted a survey of a diverse set of faculty members across the world. This session will present findings from the survey, providing an up-to-date view into the realm of academic research. In addition, attendees will learn about the unique pressures the COVID-19 era placed on academic scholarship and gain insights into how libraries can use their core areas of expertise to strengthen support for researchers.

Wednesday, November 3 – 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel


Queer Pasts

Queer Pasts: A New Approach to Archives and Diversity

This panel focuses on Queer Pasts – a new digital collection of primary source exhibits built for students, scholars and teachers of queer history and culture. In introducing attendees to this innovative digital project, this session will also demonstrate how we materialize our commitment to DEI work in academia.

Monday, November 1 – 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

A Tale of Two Catalogs

A Tale of Two Catalogs: How Two Integrated Library Systems Serve One Campus

SUNY Maritime College's main library is the Stephen B. Luce Library, but unbeknownst to many is our second library onboard the training ship Empire State VI. The ship's library uses OpenBiblio, an open source integrated library system, to manage its collection of approximately 5,500 items. This poster will outline a project to integrate the ship’s collection into Alma and Primo, officially making it a branch library so patrons can request material to be picked up on shore.

Monday, November 1 – 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


How to Include Every Voice in Research and Learning

How to Include Every Voice in Research and Learning

Libraries are making it a priority to ensure collections represent diverse users and reflect every voice regardless of race gender, sexual orientation, physical ability or belief. But how do you make inclusive collections and services a priority when budgets are already stretched? ProQuest can help. Join us for an informative and inspiring session about how to identify diverse and inclusive content that's authentic, impactful and affordable.

Tuesday, November 2 – 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Salon 1, Gaillard Center

 

One ID to Rule Them All: A Standard ID for Packages Across Workflows and Supply Chains

One ID to Rule Them All: A Standard ID for Packages Across Workflows and Supply Chains

Have you ever wondered why you must spend so much time comparing what you find on your invoices with what you have in your ERM system and KnowledgeBase, in your discovery system, and what you have access to on a content provider's platform? Those days could be numbered! We're starting a new working group at NISO to create recommendations for unique package IDs across the supply chain. Come to this session to learn more about this initiative.

Wednesday, November 3 – 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. 
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel

 

Not Dead Yet: Is Print Emerging from the Ashes of COVID?

Not Dead Yet: Is Print Emerging from the Ashes of COVID?

Will the demand for print resources ever emerge to pre-pandemic levels? It's a question on all our minds. This session will present trends in print book ordering as libraries emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a panel discussion with insights from librarians and industry experts on the future of the traditional.

Thursday, November 4 – 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center

 

Embedding the Library in the Patron’s Workflow: Case Studies from Two Universities

Embedding the Library in the Patron's Workflow: Case Studies from Two Universities

In this session, librarians from two universities will discuss their experiences with Lean Library Futures: why they chose to implement this service as well as the key features and the benefits they bring. They'll be joined by speakers from Lean Library, EBSCO, and Ex Libris to explore further the significance of tools that integrate with and complement integral library services.

Thursday, November 4 – 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center

 

Whole Ebook ILL: On the Road Toward a Scalable Solution

Whole Ebook ILL: On the Road Toward a Scalable Solution

Interlibrary loan (ILL) has a long and valued history, and today, it’s more important than ever. While ILL services have expanded to include support for digital lending, a scalable solution does not yet exist for aggregated whole ebook lending. Join this discussion to hear from both academic librarians and publishers as they discuss the benefits and concerns surrounding ILL models and the opportunities presented by whole ebook lending. Early results and findings from a pilot will be shared.

Friday, November 5 – 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center

 

State of The Academic Library: Library Leaders Share What Makes Institutions Thrive

State of The Academic Library: Library Leaders Share What Makes Institutions Thrive

How does your academic library compare to your peer libraries across North America? Each year, the Academic Libraries Benchmark Survey – administered by Library Journal and commissioned by Ex Libris – asks academic libraries about the core foundations of what makes an academic library thrive. The 2021 results are in, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Featuring leaders in the library community, this lively panel discussion will leave plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

Friday, November 5 – 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center