32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
SkyRiver, Academically Speaking

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Panel includes three deans/directors and a moderator.  Is OCLC the only game in town?  Academic library deans/directors say no, and further argue that other academic librarians should open their minds to a new possibility from a “new kid” in town.  In an admittedly controversial change, these academic librarians argue that now is the time to consider new possibilities as change is occurring on every point on the landscape of librarianship.  This is a particularly interesting and important point of interest to any library wishing to save money while continuing high level service to their constituencies!  Cliff Haka, Mark Y. Herring and Donald Bailey will discuss their decision to move to SkyRiver as the bibliographic utility for their libraries.  Leslie Straus will moderate.  The panelists, representing medium, large and small academic libraries, will discuss why they chose to make the move, what it meant for their libraries, the pros and cons of making the move, and what the future might bring.  Ample time is being reserved for a Q & A from the audience.

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Clifford H. Haka

Director of Libraries, Michigan State University
Born and raised in Chicago, Cliff Haka received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University, masters degrees in history and library science from the University of Illinois and MBA from the University of Kansas. Prior to coming to MSU, he held positions at the Illinois... Read More →
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Mark Y. Herring

Dean of Library Services, Winthrop University
Mark Y. Herring is Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University.  Prior to serving in Rock Hill, Herring was Dean of Library Services at Oklahoma Baptist University, and library director at King College in East Tennessee.  He has worked in librarianship for more than three decades... Read More →
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D. Russell Bailey, Ph.D.

Director, Providence College
Prof. D. Russell Bailey, Ph.D., combines professional interests in teaching, learning and research/TLR in the digital age with interests in the arts. Bailey's concepts of TLR derive from intercultural work in languages (West & East), literatures, music, aesthetics and, most recently... Read More →
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Leslie Straus

President, SkyRiver Technology Solutions
Leslie has been associated with library technical services since library school graduation, beginning as a cataloger and subsequently moving to companies that serve libraries including Coutts, UTLAS and Innovative Interfaces. In 2006 she retired from Innovative as VP of Worldwide... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Addlestone Library Room 227 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401