32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Saturday, November 10 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Intrasector Collaboration or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Focus on the Positives

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If you've picked up a conference program lately, you are well aware that so many of the conversations that librarians are having focus on the hurdles to establishing relationships with faculty members and the issues that arise when attempting to collaborate across sectors. In honor of this year's theme, this session aims to move beyond all of that gloom and doom. Those of us having these conversations and running into these barriers are obviously very convinced of the value of collaboration so let's talk about the positives for a change--let's talk about intrasector collaboration.

This lively discussion will focus on libraries collaborating with libraries, librarians collaborating with librarians, and librarians collaborating with library school students. We'll discuss best practices for saving time, saving money, and saving the future of the profession through working with colleagues who are just as eager to collaborate as we are. Advisory board members from Libraries Thriving, the online community for librarians interested in e-resource innovation and information literacy promotion that was conceived during a 2010 Charleston Conference plenary session, will share their experience with working in these areas and attendees will be invited to join in with their stories, experiences, and questions. Come with a positive attitude towards collaboration and leave with ideas about how to better your working relationships with colleagues.



Amanda DiFeterici

Head Librarian, South University
Amanda DiFeterici is the Head Librarian of the Columbia SC campus of South University. She has a background in music education and taught for several years before earning a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina. She serves on many... Read More →
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Sandra Hirsh

Professor and Director, San Jose State University
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Professor and Director of the School of Information at San José State University. Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. As an industry... Read More →

Kate Sawyer

Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Libraries, South University
Over 25 years experience in management of academic library operations,  including strategic planning, development and supervision, compliance and accreditation.    MLS, State University of New York at Albany,  2008 to 2011-Director, University Libraries, South University2011-present-Assistant... Read More →
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Laura Warren

Coordinator, Libraries Thriving
Laura Warren holds an MLIS from San Jose State University's Master of Library and Information Science program. She coordinates Libraries Thriving, a Credo Reference-sponsored though vendor-neutral online community for librarians and researchers, and has developed the community's discussion... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Cypress Ballroom South 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401