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Call for Proposals: Amigos Online Conference “Facing the Future of Resource Sharing” (Wed., Dec. 8)–Deadline Tues., Sept. 28

(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Amigos Library Services is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference, “Facing the Future of Resource Sharing”. Take a closer look at the future of resource sharing on Wednesday, December 8, as we explore resource sharing trends on the horizon and ways of providing patrons with better access to library collections and services outside of our building and within our reach. No one library can fulfil all user information needs, so going it alone is not an option. Libraries have long relied on sharing resources and active partnerships and continue to do so today.

Assistant University Librarian for Scholarly Collection Services at Princeton University and the 2017 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award recipient, Peter Bae, will kick off the day with a keynote address on resource sharing beyond the pandemic. Then through engaging presentations and talks during the day, you will have the opportunity to learn about how other libraries are changing the future of resource sharing. Do not forget, as a benefit of Amigos membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!

Potential topics include the following.

  • Licensing and purchasing models
  • Digital lending models and licensing
  • New initiatives that include EDI, digital and hardcopy lending
  • Cooperative acquisition and cataloging
  • User experience and user needs of resource sharing
  • Enhanced workflows
  • Trends in resource sharing
  • Electronic reserves and document delivery
  • Responding to new community needs in resource sharing
  • And more!

Please submit your proposal here by Tuesday, September 28.

Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, please check the event website, or contact Jodie Borgerding, at borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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