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Thursday, November 9 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection Development

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Collection development librarians often find themselves in charge of selection and deselection for some unfamiliar subjects. While there is extensive literature and courses on general collection development, there are limited courses on science and engineering in particular. This session will focus on science and engineering collection development strategies. It is designed to build self-confidence for people new to the profession, those who are transitioning to collection development in science and engineering, and those with no science subject background.

Four librarians from diverse institutions, responsible for science and engineering collection development, will discuss topics important to their roles and strategies learned on the job related to:
  • Negotiating with science and engineering publishers,
  • How faculty relations drive collections,
  • The role of the monograph in science and engineering,
  • Unique usage patterns found within these subjects and their effect on collections decisions.

This presentation has a wealth of information to build or bolster confidence, promote professional growth and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) collection development. It will be beneficial for practicing STEM librarians, particularly those in the up & coming category or those with new collection development responsibilities.

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Julia Gelfand

Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian, University of California, Irvine
Julia Gelfand has participated in many Charleston conferences for nearly 20 years.  She continues to have interests in many aspects of the library, publisher, vendor triad that shapes collection development decisions and is watching the tides shift with new and emerging technologies... Read More →
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Ibironke Lawal

Science and Engineering Collections Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
I have been at VCU for over a decade as collections librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering and science departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Developing and maintaining relevant collections, providing effective service to students, moving them toward academic... Read More →
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Jill Hanson Powell

Engineering Librarian, Cornell University
Jill Powell is Engineering Librarian at Cornell University. She has a B.A. from Cornell and an MLS from Syracuse University. Active in the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, she served as Program and Division Chair. She is the library... Read More →
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Anne Rauh

Head of Collections and Research Services, Syracuse University Libraries
Anne E. Rauh is the Head of Collections and Research Services at Syracuse University Libraries. She leads the collection activities, the subject liaison work, and the university aligned research initiatives of the Libraries. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a M.A. in... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Cypress South, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401