Library Journal Webcast
Get ready to take some notes in your captain’s log during the lineup of fall’s Science Fiction books. Learn about Priestess of the Eggstone: The Fall of the Altairan Empire (Jaleta Clegg) and the race to get the Eggstone back to prevent an outbreak of war. Rob Zeigler’s debut novel Seed takes place in a starving, broken United States where orphans try to reshape the future. Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks takes place in a dark mirror-world where the barriers are eroding. The second book in the Shannara series focuses on the quest for the missing Elfstones and things aren’t going as planned. Join panelists from JournalStone Publishing, NightShade Books, and Random House as they discuss their exciting forthcoming titles.
Norman L. Rubenstein – Managing Editor, JournalStone Publishing
Norman L. Rubenstein, Managing Editor for JournalStone Publishing, a litigation attorney and judge for over twenty years, also organized major Doctor Who conventions with the BBC and co-produced numerous theatrical plays, including one that ran for over six months on London’s famed West End. He’s had 7+ years of small press editorial experience, has been a frequent reviewer and columnist for magazines and genre sites including Cemetery Dance, Shroud, Dark Scribe, Fear Zone, Pod Of Horror, Horror World, and Hellnotes, and, as an author, has had fiction and non fiction published in three anthologies. He’s an Active member of both the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and is currently serving a second year as Co-Chair of the HWA’s Bram Stoker Awards®.
Jeremy Lassen – Editor in chief, Night Shade Books
Jeremy Lassen is the editor in chief of Night Shade Books. Prior to his work at Night Shade he was an independent bookseller. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Elizabeth Fabian - Associate director, Random House
Elizabeth Fabian is thrilled to have recently rejoined the Random House Library Marketing Department as Associate Director. Prior to this new role, Elizabeth was Associate Director of Advertising for The Random House Publishing Group, executing campaigns for bestselling authors including Lee Child, Sophie Kinsella, and Jonathan Kellerman. Previously she has worked with the marketing departments at Harcourt Trade Publishers and Hachette Book Group. In 2006 Elizabeth received her MA in Literature from the University of Virginia.
Kelly Coyle Crivelli - Library Marketing Manager, Random House
Kelly Coyle Crivelli is a Library Marketing Manager at Random House, Inc. She started her career at Random House back in 1998 when the library marketing “team” consisted of only two people and there was not yet such a thing as a blog! And after nearly a decade away, she returned to Random House in 2012 and is very happy to be reunited with the incredible titles and authors that Random House offers, having missed them very much over the years. Kelly will read just about anything- but has a particular fondness for books that make her cry- (Richard Russo always gets her!) and of course, finds nothing as enjoyable as the way Jane Austen can depict a character.
SPONSORED BY: Atlas Systems and Library Journal
EVENT TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Special collections are the jewels of their institutions, yet they also present unique challenges. This program will explore three topics of prime concern to special collections managers and library administrators: enhancing services to researchers, improving collections security, and supporting assessment activities and data-driven management decisions.
Join our panel of experts to learn how special collections and archives are moving into a new era using the latest techniques and tools – including Aeon, an online request and workflow management system that replaces the paper-based user registration forms and callslips that most institutions still use, even in this Internet Age. Discover the multiple benefits of moving special collections user services into the online environment, including the ability to maintain an electronic audit trail for every request and to mine data about collection usage and users.
The program will include a series of brief presentations as well as conversations with the moderators.
Aeon is developed and distributed by Atlas Systems, a leading library software development firm best known for creating the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system. Find out more here.
As ACRL Past President (2011-12), Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe has been a key contributor to ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, conducting numerous presentations with Megan Oakleaf focused on documenting and communicating library contributions to higher education assessment. She is co-editor with Melissa Wong of Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (ACRL, 2012) and author of numerous publications on library instruction and evaluation. Since 2002, Ms. Hinchliffe has been Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction and an associate professor for library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Richard W. Oram is Associate Director and Hobby Foundation Librarian at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, where he is responsible for all collections and public services. He is a former Chair of ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and has served as Chair of the RBMS Security and Publications Committees. Dr. Oram has published over 20 essays on literary and library management topics, including a chapter on the recovery of stolen special collections for ACRL's Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Libraries (ACRL, 2011).
Mark I. Greenberg is Director of the Special & Digital Collections Department at the University of South Florida, where he also directs the Libraries' Florida Studies Center, Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center, and Oral History Program. His passion for expanding the research and teaching uses of special collections stems from his previous roles as a public historian at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Greenberg is author or editor of three books and more than two dozen articles and reviews, including Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History, co-edited with Marcie Cohen Ferris (Brandeis, 2006).
In 2008, Christian Dupont joined Atlas Systems, a Virginia-based library software development company, to develop and promote Aeon, an online user and request management system for special collections libraries and archives. Previously he served as director of special collections at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University. An active member of several professional and academic associations, his recent leadership roles have included chairing ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. As an independent scholar, Dr. Dupont researches and publishes on the history of libraries and their cultural influence as well as library management issues.
Since his retirement from OCLC in 2004 as Vice President for Cooperative Discovery Services, Frank Hermes has served as Senior Advisor to Atlas Systems, helping to launch new products and services, including Aeon. In 2005, he founded and directed the Library Leadership Network, a library management resource and consulting service that was acquired by Palinet in 2010. Prior to joining OCLC in 1999, Mr. Hermes held management positions with One Source Information Services, Standard & Poor's, Citicorp, and IBM. He earned an MBA in marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College.
The proliferation of free online resources has caused user habits and expectations to change drastically in the last decade, and there is no doubt that they will continue to evolve along with technology trends and advancements. Publishers, specifically reference publishers, have needed to meet these demands and have striven to exceed them – delivering new and innovative ways to access authoritative facts quickly, easily, and accurately. Some now deliver the next step in the research experience – providing effortless pathways beyond the facts and figures of free resources or standard reference, making the user’s journey into encyclopedias, scholarly works, and journal articles effortless and seamless. These publisher initiatives have the potential to revolutionize the role of reference in the library, and the way reference is used by researchers at every level.
Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary? What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web? How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library? How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized? Register now to hear our esteemed panel, including Oxford University Press’ Robert Faber, Editorial Director for Reference (UK), Dave Tyckoson, reference librarian and Associate Dean at California State University, Fresno, and Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Liverpool and Editor of the newest edition of the classic Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th Edition, on a panel moderated by Library Journal and School Library Journal Reference Editor Etta Thornton, as they tackle the topic of the ever-changing role of, and need for, authoritative reference in today’s libraries in the “Wiki age.”
With the acquisition of its last remaining competitor in 2006, OCLC became the only full service bibliographic utility in the U.S. The idea for a new, low-cost, highly functional alternative to OCLC for cataloging arose from a series of conversations with librarians who were interested in having a choice in library cataloging services, removing restrictions on the use of data, and finding a way to reduce costs during tough economic times.
SkyRiver Technology Solutions, launched in 2009, is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to OCLC. Our panel will examine the future for competition in the library cataloging marketplace in light of changing assumptions about library service, new technologies, and unprecedented economic challenges.
The staff at the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado have been implementing for the past year an innovative ebook lending model that gives the library actual ownership of the ebook file, rather than leasing access to it via a third party. The library has its own content server and after striking deals with various publishers it loads the files onto the server and applies the requisite DRM before lending. The library is providing a concrete example of how in the digital age libraries remain reliable stewards of intellectual content. In this webinar, Jamie LaRue, the library’s director, Monique Sendze, the IT director, and Lisa Long-Hickman, the sales and marketing manager for Dzanc Books, will discuss the model.
This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – “Smart PDA.” It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations. The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead.
Ron Burns, Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management
Ron Burns is Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management for EBSCO Publishing. He leads the user interface design and product management efforts for the EBSCOhost search platform which encompasses EBSCO Discovery Service as well as over 50 user interfaces and an extensive array of linking and integration technologies used to access EBSCO’s 400 plus research databases and large e-book collection. Ron has been with EBSCO for seven years and is a veteran in the software industry having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies throughout his career.
Scott Wasinger, Senior Director of E-book and Audiobook Sales
There’s more to Christian fiction than “gentle reads”, which explains its expanding appeal to a more sophisticated and demographically diverse readership. Join us on May 10 for our Spring 2012 Christian Fiction webcast. We’ll be talking about the latest and upcoming titles, the ones you’ll need to know about.
We will be joined by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Zondervan, Baker Publishing Group, and Abingdon Press, who will tell us about some of their exciting titles coming up. Don’t miss it—it’s not just Catherine Marshall’s Christy anymore!
Amy Haddock, Senior Marketing Manager, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Amy Haddock is a Senior Marketing Manager for the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House. She has focused on marketing fiction titles in her five years in publishing. She lives in Colorado Springs.
Sue Brower, Executive Editor and Editorial Director for Fiction, Zondervan
Sue Brower is Executive Editor and Editorial Director for Fiction at Zondervan. With four New York Times bestsellers in 2011, she leads the fiction team for the novels of such notable writers as Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, Amy Clipston and many others. Prior to taking on this role, Sue was Sr. Director of Marketing for Fiction and Inspirational product for over thirteen years. Fiction is business as well as pleasure for Sue as she is an avid reader of both inspirational and mainstream novels.
Sue is on the Advisory Board for the Christy Awards and a member of ACE (Academy of Christian Editors. She was also awarded Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year by AWSA. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with husband, Todd.
Nathan Henrion, National Sales Manager ABA/Digital/Library, Baker Publishing Group
Nathan Henrion is the National Sales Manager (ABA/Digital/Library) for Baker Publishing Group.
Julie Dowd, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Abingdon Press fiction
Julie has been part of Abingdon Press’ marketing group since January 2009. In addition to her role as marketing and publicity manager for Abingdon Press fiction line, Julie also is a marketing manager for Abingdon’s growing Christian Living line. Prior to arriving at Abingdon Press, Julie spent five years as a member of Thomas Nelson’s marketing team.
Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal
Rediscover the Nineteenth Century: The creation and organization of Nineteenth Century Collections Online
In 2003, Gale Cengage Learning changed the landscape of primary source digitization for research with the release of Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Taking on digitizing the 19th Century presented new issues and concerns, with publishing in Great Britain alone exceeding more than 10-fold that of the previous century. Without the guidance of a widely accepted bibliography, how should resource cultivation begin? Beyond the documents, researchers have changed. As long ago adopters to electronic resources, today’s researchers require more tools and functionality than ever before.
With the guidance of an elite, globally focused advisory board, Gale Cengage Learning is proud to announce the release of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Please join us for an overview of the scope and focus of the program, and a tour of this exciting line of archives.
Ray Abruzzi, Associate Publisher, Cengage Learning
Mark Drouillard, Product Manager II, Cengage Learning
Michelle Eickmeyer is a Marketing Manager, Research for Cengage Learning.
Visit with Lerner Publishing Group's editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in Fall 2012. Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
Terri Lynn Soutor, Vice President, Marketing & Digital Products
Carol Hinz, Editorial Director, Millbrook Press
Andrew Karre, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books and Darby Creek
Patricia Stockland, Editorial Director, Lerner Publications
Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director, Twenty-First Century Books
Carol Burrell, Editorial Director, Graphic Universe
Dodie Ownes, editor, SLJTeen
As the nation’s diet—and its consequences—has become an increasingly common topic of conversation, commonsensical truths—from the social benefits of a shared family meal to the health boost that home cooked, unprocessed foods provide—have gained new advocates. What a better way to tap into these benefits than by cracking open some of these forthcoming spring cooking titles and preparing a delicious meal to share with friends or family. Tackle some of the basics with the Great Meat Cook Book and Bake: the Essential Companion, discover new favorites with Mediterranean Slow Cooker and Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience, and finally master that pad thai recipe with Easy Thai Cooking. To learn how to do the Mexican basics with a new flair, check out Tacos, Tortas and Tamales: The New Flavors of Mexican Street Food. Bon appetit!