Ex Libris at the
ER&L Conference


Coming to the ER&L Conference in Austin, TX?

Visit booth #405 at the Exhibit Hall Monday or Tuesday, and don't forget our conference sessions! Click a session below to download a calendar invite.

 Connecting Library Resources to the Classroom using Leganto

Lunch and Learn
Monday March 5 | 11:30am - 1:00pm

Room: Salon 3

The powerful combination of Leganto (Course Resource Lists) and Alma (Library Services Platform) brings the library into the classroom. Leganto connects librarians to instructors, who in turn connect students with the library content they need to succeed. Join Ex Libris for lunch, and learn about how the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution provides visibility of your library’s resources to instructors building their class resource lists and availability of that content to students taking the class..

Click here to add this lunch and learn to your ER&L Sched.
Space may be limited.

Sharing Operational Information for Data-Driven Decision-Making with Custom Reports and Dashboards

Monday, March 5 2018 | 3:00pm–3:45pm
Location: Room 301

Almost everyone working in the library can benefit from exposure to data about how the library operates. But not everyone can create custom reports to understand trends and patterns. This session discusses the design and implementation of analytics dashboards, and the types of data required for decision-making in academic libraries.

Presented by:

  • Katy Aronoff, Solutions Architect Manager, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Nick Schockmel, Library Specialist, University of Washington Libraries

New Competencies in Reporting & Analytics

Tuesday, March 6 2018 | 10:45am–11:30am
Location: Salon 6

Do you build reports for your library or department? You may have the basics down, but what comes next? Come hear one library, experienced in advanced reporting and analytics, share tips, tricks, and best practices. They’ll discuss experiences with community-based reporting and benchmark analytics to better understand their own activities.

Presented by:

  • Jessie Ransom, Solutions Architect, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Margaret Briand Wolfe, Systems Librarian, Boston College



Open Access Content in Discovery

Tuesday, March 6 2018 | 2:00pm–2:45pm
Location: Room 301

As open access academic materials continue to grow in number, libraries must consider how to make them discoverable. Join this panel discussion on the concerns surrounding open access discovery, including vetting content, identifying and locating it within vendor indexes, and raising patron awareness of open access materials within the library.

Presented by:

  • Eddie Neuwirth, Director of Product Management - Discovery and Delivery, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Danielle Ostendorf, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Alisha Quafliana, Discovery and Access Coordinator, University of Texas Austin


Building Campus Relationships to Bring Library Services to Faculty

Tuesday, March 6 2018 | 2:00pm-3:15pm
Poster Session - P26

University of Miami has an initiative to build relationships with faculty and university services. The library has identified strategic cross-campus partnerships, using Leganto for specific and relevant collaborations on the creation, management, and sharing of resource lists. Partnerships include the writing center, the language lab, the book store, and instructors.

Presented by:

  • Mary-Lynn Bragg, Director of Campus Engagement, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Dennis Smith, Head of Access Services, University of Miami

Redesigning Technical Services to Meet Today’s Patron’s Needs

Tuesday, March 6 2018 | 3:15pm–4:00pm
Location: Salon 6

Implementing a next-gen library system gives library staff opportunities to assess technical services processes with an eye towards patron needs and more effective use of resources. We will explore how an academic library at a public institution is developing internal staff for a whole new way to run tech services.

Presented by:

  • Katy Aronoff, Solutions Architect Manager, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Katie Gohn, Head of Collections, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Charlie Remy, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Chattanooga


Personalizing the Discovery Experience through Custom User Interface Development

Wednesday, March 7 2018 | 9:30am–10:15am
Location: Salon 3

What do you get when you develop a unified discovery interface that combines open-source technologies with API-based access to a vendor index? A custom user experience! This session discusses initial goals and motivation for creating such interfaces, technical and practical considerations, user reception, and strategies for discovery development.

Presented by:

  • Katy Aronoff, Solutions Architect Manager, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
  • Jason Thomale, Resource Discovery Systems Librarian, University of North Texas
  • Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan Library

Visit ProQuest at Booth #406

and Alexander Street at Booth #404.


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