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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Saturday, November 10 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
What Do Your Students, Faculty, & Researchers Want Most?: 2012 Academic Library Patron Profiles

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Understanding academic patrons’ approaches and preferences to accessing and assessing research content, as well as the factors influencing these decisions, is essential to determining a long range strategy for maintaining a viable service model for the academic library. Library Journal’s 2012 Academic Patron Profiles survey takes an in-depth look at how today’s undergraduates, researchers, and faculty at research institutions, colleges, and community colleges, experience the academic library, based on their actual usage and the perceived value of services provided, and with special emphasis on digital technologies and resources. Panelists Lisa Carlucci Thomas (Design Think Do) and Sue Polanka (Wright State University) present highlights and insights from the survey, share information regarding the habits and preferences of academic library patrons, and discuss the findings in the context of current trends and future directions.

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Sue Polanka

Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries
Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog transformed into a book series with ALA Publishing in 2011 and 2012. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State... Read More →
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Lisa Carlucci Thomas

Director, Design Think Do
Lisa Carlucci Thomas is an experienced manager, librarian, writer, and speaker; nationally recognized for her leadership, innovation, and research on evolving mobile and social technologies. Her presentation topics include ebooks, libraries, mobile culture, social media, technology... Read More →


Saturday November 10, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403