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Friday, November 6 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
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1. Space Planning: Calculating Collection Footprints
Shawn Tonner

Downsizing or moving collections off-site, particularly portions of the print journal collections, is a frequent topic of discussion in academic libraries. How do you determine the space required or gained when journals or other collections are relocated or de-accessioned?   The purpose of this session is to present a process for measuring and calculating the linear and square foot dimensions of your collection.  The presenter will discuss planning steps, labor requirements, and how to get to the bottom line for your next measurement project. It is not rocket science, just a practical approach to a common problem. 

2. Giving Subject Specialists the Tools They Need To Succeed: The Collection Development Training Manual at the University of Maryland 
Maggie Saponaro

The University of Maryland Libraries (UMD) has over 40 librarians with collection development responsibilities. These subject specialists represent a range of varying experience levels with collection development – from new librarians to seasoned veterans. Although many subject specialists are required to use the same tools for their collection development activities, materials to support these activities were not always easy to find, nor was there one place to direct new subject specialists who needed resources to assist them with their responsibilities. Attendees will learn the process undertaken to develop of a toolkit for materials for subject specialists, including the key issues identified by subject specialists and members of the Library Acquisitions unit, the framework developed for the toolkit, and the implementation process for the toolkit.  

3. Picture This:  Using Instagram to Promote Your Library
Laura Crain 

As a way to reach students where they are, Saint Michael’s College Library entered the social media world by launching an Instagram account in February 2014.  Instagram is a popular social media app used for sharing photos and videos.  Instagram allows students to connect with the library in a fun, informal and visual way.  Pew Research reports that 53% of college-aged adults use Instagram.  We estimate that half of Saint Michael’s College students, about 1000 students, are Instagram users.  This presentation will cover the art of captioning, popular and unpopular posts, hashtags, social media themes, promoting scholarship, reposting, and analytics.

4. EPUB 3: What you need to know
Joshua Tallent 

The EPUB format is constantly changing and adapting, and it can be hard to keep up with those changes. This shotgun session will give you all the information you need to know about the EPUB format, including what it can do, differences between EPUB 2 and EPUB 3, what features are actually supported in reading systems, and new or upcoming features like EDUPUB.   

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Laura Crain

Associate Director, Saint Michael's College
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Maggie Saponaro

Head of Collection Development, University of Maryland, College Park
Directs the collection development work of the University of Maryland Libraries’ subject specialist liaison librarians, with primary responsibility for content and budgeting of the UMD Libraries' general collections. Serves on the Collection Strategies and Services (CSS) administrative team in policy creation and strategic planning across the entire division.
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Joshua Tallent

Director of Outreach and Education, Firebrand Technologies
Joshua Tallent, the Director of Outreach and Education at Firebrand Technologies, is dedicated to helping publishers around the world create better books. In addition to heading up training and outreach efforts within Firebrand, Joshua serves on multiple industry committees and working groups and teaches at publishing conferences year-round. He also leads the development of FlightDeck, the most robust EPUB quality assurance tool... Read More →
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Shawn Tonner

Interim Associate Dean, Florida International University
Shawn Tonner is currently involved in a large observational study of student use of the university library facilities, program planning for the exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio at FIU’s Frost Art Museum in February 2016, and a variety of statistical studies.   | | In addition to her 30+ year career as an academic librarian, Shawn has been a library building consultant for 19 years.

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