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Coming to the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA?


Visit us at booth #2230, and don't forget our conference sessions!

Work smarter, not harder: Improve your relationships with faculty and instructors through smooth management of course materials

Friday, June 22 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Room: Morial Convention Center 209

Does your library struggle to get instructors to communicate with you about their course materials? Do you wish they could easily see which resources you already have? Is your school trying to cut down on the cost of course materials for students? Learn how the Leganto course resource list solution from Ex Libris streamlines the management of course materials, highlights the library collection and expertise, and improves communication around course materials, helping libraries build stronger relationships with instructors and saving students and schools money on course materials.

Presented by:

  • Jessie Ransom, Solutions Architect Senior, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Dennis Smith, Head of Access Services, University of Miami Libraries

Enhance Customization and Improve Workflows with Ex Libris Discovery

Friday, June 22 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Room: Morial Convention Center 207

Ex Libris now enables you to easily design and efficiently administer your discovery service to meet your library’s needs and deliver the experience your patrons expect. Through straightforward online administrative tools and efficient backend processes, for both Primo and Summon, libraries are better able to expose their extensive research resources, increase productivity, and promote effective search and exploration. Learn more about our simplified approach and the new developments that support the art of librarianship, streamline your workflows, and take resource discovery services to the next level.

Presented by:

  • Nate Turajski, Field Sales Engineer Sr., Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company 






Saturday, June 23 | 8:30 - 10:00 am
Room: Morial Convention Center 201/202

Have you been too busy with your day-to-day work managing and running your library to really sit down with the Alma release notes and learn about new features? Join this Ex Libris session to catch up on the latest Alma functionality powering collaboration and improved patron services for consortia of all types and sizes. We will also share a sneak preview of Primo VE for consortia, launching summer 2018. This new deployment of Primo is designed to help you help your patrons make the most of local and consortial collections.  We hope you’ll leave the session with ideas to take back to your library as well as a better understanding of how Alma can empower consortia every day in ways big and small.

Presented by:

  • Katy Aronoff, Solutions Architect Manager Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Alma for every (size) library

Saturday, June 23 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Room: Morial Convention Center 207

For over six years Ex Libris Alma has supported academic libraries—large and small—in the management of print, electronic, and digital resources while integrating with teaching, learning, and research initiatives. In doing so, we created a suite of features to meet the day-to-day needs of various library roles: automatic authority control, shared vendor profiles, metadata editing jobs, templates, analytics, and more. For libraries with fewer technical staff, the amount of features can be both exciting and maybe a little overwhelming. Come learn how libraries with a small staff are benefitting from specific key features and easily collaborating with other Alma libraries around the world.

Presented by:

  • Steven Bowers, Executive Director, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET)

  • Andrew French, Director of Sales Operations Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company


Saturday, June 23 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Room: Morial Convention Center 293

Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries.

Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends. This year’s panel discussion will center on technologies which support the expanding role of libraries into their communities and parent institutions. I am interested in the panelists perspectives on how their organizations are providing or developing technologies beyond the traditional resource management and discovery products.

Panelists will be expected to candidly reflect the perspectives of their organizations, but not promote their products.

Hashtag: #alaexecpanel


  • Beth Jefferson, Co-founder and CEP, BiblioCommons
  • Berit Nelson : Chief Product officer SirsiDynix
  • Jane Burke, VP Strategic Initiatives, Ex Libris
  • Mary Sauer-Games -- Vice President, Product Management and Product Marketing , OCLC




Libraries and Research Assets – The Need for a New Approach

Saturday, June 23 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Room: Morial Convention Center 201/202

Many in the academia recognize the need for a better, more integrated approach for managing research assets throughout the research cycle – a systematic data management approach that would eliminate duplication of effort, reduce the burden on individual stakeholders, and – above all – would support the institutional goal of increasing the impact of research output. 

Academic libraries are often at the crossroads of increasing their involvement in supporting research output and improving research data management, and are already providing a measure of centralized coherence in their support of academic research. In this session, we will discuss the potential role that libraries can play in driving this transition, by leveraging their expertise in data curation, resource management, and content dissemination, and the infrastructure needed for supporting these processes. We will aim to inspire a conversation around the need for a new, comprehensive approach to research data services. 

The session will also look at a possible solution via a new library–led initiative being launched (Ex Libris Esploro) that brings together a number of universities and Ex Libris in order to develop a new approach to increase visibility, impact and compliance of research outputs and data while serving the multiple stakeholders.

Presented by:

  • Nadav Doron, VP of Research Solutions, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Ex Libris Breakfast Product Update

Sunday, June 24 | 9:00 - 10:00 am
Room: Morial Convention Center 346/347

Registration is now closed for this event.

Keeping up with new features in all the products your library uses can be a challenge. Join Ex Libris for breakfast and an update on new features released in the last six months in Alma, Primo, Summon, Leganto, Esploro, and more. We will discuss specific functionality, road map milestones, and the real-world benefits of the features shared and provide opportunities to ask questions. Registration is required.

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