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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Changing Operations of Academic Libraries

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The session is an exploration of library operational adaptations to the changing technologies of information distribution and usage. The librarians will present glimpses of the changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services without print. The cadence of change particularly with respect to e-books continues to accelerate. The moderator will summarize some of the technology changes of the last year and a panel of librarians will explore, through the evidence of their changing library operations, a range of topics including: trends in e-book ‘acquisition’ and usage; developments in open access publishing; changes in consortia; and the role of librarians in instruction and evolving peer review and publication processes. After initial presentations, the panel and moderator will encourage questions, comments, and discussion with attendees.


Jim Dooley

Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced
Jim Dooley has been head of collections and technical services at the University of California, Merced since 2003.  Prior to coming to UC Merced he held a variety of positions in technical services and special collections at the University of Utah.  He serves on various University of California systemwide committees including collections licensing, shared print and cataloging and metadata services.  He has presented at previous... Read More →
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Allen McKiel

Dean of Library Services, Western Oregon University
Allen McKiel began his career as a programmer/systems analyst. The merger of his technical skills with librarianship occurred at OCLC and NOTIS. He has over twenty years of academic library experience first as the Director of Libraries for Region 2 of Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College, then as the Director of Libraries for Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, and currently as Dean of Library Services for Western Oregon University.
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Robert Murdoch

Associate University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services, Brigham Young University

Friday November 9, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Marriott Ashley Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401