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The Future of Work & Library - Vendor Relations

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 4:00 PM EST

As libraries, vendors, and publishers emerge from the COVID pandemic, much conversation is being had by library organizations and vendors/publishers around what the future holds in terms of face-to-face meetings, conferences, and the future of these interactions.  This panel session will explore examples of how libraries are adapting to working with vendors as they balance the needs of staff and accommodate flexible work arrangements.  


Panelists representing the Head of Collections from a major state university library, as well as a Dean of Libraries from a Private College library will reflect on challenges in working with vendors in the post-Covid environment, including perspectives on the value of conference engagement, on-campus visits, and organizational change  A panelist representing a large commercial publisher will share how the sales organization has been adopting to engaging libraries post-pandemic, and where they see library-vendor relations trending.  There will also be an element to the session that will include polling the audience on these topics to stimulate a robust discussion while highlighting best practices around library-vendor relations.

The Future of Work & Library - Vendor Relations

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 4:00 PM EDT

As libraries, vendors, and publishers emerge from the COVID pandemic, much conversation is being had by library organizations and vendors/publishers around what the future holds in terms of face-to-face meetings, conferences, and the future of these interactions.  This panel session will explore examples of how libraries are adapting to working with vendors as they balance the needs of staff and accommodate flexible work arrangements.  


Panelists representing the Head of Collections from a major state university library, as well as a Dean of Libraries from a Private College library will reflect on challenges in working with vendors in the post-Covid environment, including perspectives on the value of conference engagement, on-campus visits, and organizational change  A panelist representing a large commercial publisher will share how the sales organization has been adopting to engaging libraries post-pandemic, and where they see library-vendor relations trending.  There will also be an element to the session that will include polling the audience on these topics to stimulate a robust discussion while highlighting best practices around library-vendor relations.

Megan is head of the Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Sharing Department at the University of Delaware. She provides leadership to a team dedicated to providing users with access to print and electronic materials, whether purchased, licensed, or borrowed. She has been working in academic libraries for over 15 years and has held several leadership roles in the American Library Association.  Megan enjoys publishing and presenting her research on topics related to collections and resource sharing, and she is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for resource sharing practitioners through venues like the IDS Project’s Online Learning Institute.

Roger (he/him) currently leads the North American Sales Organization at Gale supporting academic libraries and their users around digital humanities, research, teaching, and learning. He serves on the 2023 ACRL Conference panel sessions committee, is a member representative to the Coalition for Networked Information, and over the past 25+ years in academic publishing has presented at a number of conferences on academic library publishing, and the digital humanities.