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Companion site to the April 29, 2014 OLIS Multi-Type Reference Advisory Group & Resource Sharing Group Joint Program.

Where & When

April 29, 2014

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Papitto Conference Room
Fisher Student Center
Bryant University


10:00 Introduction - Alicia Waters & Brian Gallagher

10:05 eBooks Presentation – Deb Hoadley, Team Leader, MA eBook Project

11:05 Q&A

11:25 eBook Demos with Reps from School, Academic, and Public Libraries

12:00 Lunch Break

Roundtable Discussions (pick four to attend)

●    Table 1: Marketing to patrons and patron expectations - Facilitated by Jack Martin

○    Bring your ideas and questions about topics from marketing technology and services to helping patrons understand what the library can do for them.

●    Table 2: Staff Training / Staff Buy-In - Facilitated by Melissa Chiavaroli

○    How can you help support the staff who help your patrons? Discuss ideas for time shifting staff training, getting staff buy-in, and more.

●    Table 3: Open Access, Open Source - Facilitated by Andrée Rathemacher

○    What’s the difference between open access and open source, and what do they mean for your patrons? Discuss and share options for getting materials when paywalls become obstacles.

●    Table 4: Makerspaces - Facilitated by Evan Barta

○    Makerspaces have come – or are coming – to a library near you! Discuss current initiatives and learn about those in the works in RI.

●    Table 5: eBook Hands On - Facilitated by Zach Berger, Dorothy Frechette, Sharon Webster, Jessica D’Avanza, and Julie Kliever

○    Are you in the dark about eBooks at other types of libraries? Stop by and check out what school, academic, and public libraries have to offer.

1:00 - 1:20 Roundtable Session 1

1:25 - 1:45 Roundtable Session 2

1:50 - 2:10 Roundtable Session 3

2:15 - 2:35 Roundtable Session 4

2:35 - 2:55 Roundtable Summaries

2:55 - Closing Remarks

Deb Hoadley's Presentation

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