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Friday, November 6 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It (15th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch) LIMITED

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Sponsored Luncheon - RSVP Required

In this year's sponsored, but no holds barred lunch, participants will have the opportunity to contemplate examples of proactive approaches answering the question posed by the 2015 conference theme, “Where Do We Go From Here?”.  After greetings from the lunch host, Rittenhouse, and the traditional brief “year in review” recap by Ramune Kubilius, three panelists will share insights and open the floor for lively discussion with session participants.

Researchers increasingly must meet various data management requirements and mandates, while educators are challenged by changing trends in providing curricular content. Where does that leave libraries? In the best case scenarios, they utilize approaches espoused in Yogi Berra’s advice—they follow paths (opportunities) that present themselves, and become partners.

Cunera Buys will describe work she and Pamela Shaw (Biosciences & Bioinformatics Librarian, Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library) have done in the data management planning arena, as part of a university working group. She will touch on differing disciplinary needs and how data management affects scholarly publishing and communication activities.

Are alternate open textbooks a solution for educators seeking health sciences curricular reading materials? Elizabeth Lorbeer will discuss the current environment, experiments, and roles (“reinvented” expertise) librarians can share in order to help faculty and students. 

Finally, before moving to longer lively discussion, moderator Jean Gudenas will round out the panel by sharing examples of recent developments and experiments, how libraries have strived to demonstrate value in the collections and document delivery arena.

Moderators
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Jean Gudenas

Head of Collections Management, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library
For the past five years, Jean Gudenas has been the Head of Collections Management for Loyola University Health Sciences Library in Maywood, Illinois. In that time, she has facilitated the transition of a largely print-based collection to a nearly all-electronic collection. Her current focus is determining what a collection is, specifically with the philosophy behind access versus ownership . She received her BA in Philosophy and English from... Read More →

Speakers
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Cunera M. Buys

E-Science Librarian, Northwestern University Library
Cunera is the E-science librarian at Northwestern University Libraries. As the E-science Librarian, she keeps abreast on issues involving Federal Funder requirements for data sharing and data management issues. She also conducts data management workshops for faculty, graduate students and staff. In addition to her data management responsibilities, she is a subject liaison for Mathematics, Statistics, Earth & Planetary Sciences, and... Read More →
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Ramune K. Kubilius

Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian, Northwestern University, Galter Health Sciences Library
Longtime health sciences librarian, member of MLA (Medical Library Association), SLA (Special Libraries Association), also regional and state health sciences library organizations. Involved with Charleston Conference as a program director, conference dine-around host, and recruiter/compiler of conference session “And They Were There” reports for “Against the Grain” (ATG). Active in organizing conference's health sciences Lively Lunches... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lorbeer

Library Director, Western Michigan University SOM
Liz is the library director at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, a new medical school in the U.S. to be granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. I am interested in all things library and learning new ways to disseminate content using the latest technologies. I like hearing about new products from the vendors and cool things librarians are doing at their shop.




Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Vincent Chicco's 39-G John Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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