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We invite our customers to join us at booth #1309.

Members from Ex Libris Support, Professional Services, Customer Success, and Management will be available to connect.

Learn more about Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) membership benefits and current activities from ELUNA Leadership on Friday, January 24th from 5:30 – 7pm

Ex Libris welcomes Innovative! Come toast with us at our booth on Sunday, January 26 at 4pm.

Interested in a RefWorks Demo?  Get a $10 Starbucks gift card.
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Strength in Numbers: Building ILL Success Through Regional Partnerships and Consortia

This Ex Libris-moderated panel discussion involving library professionals with extensive experience in resource sharing will focus on how interlibrary loan services are currently being used to support consortial and regional partnerships. As libraries continually evolve, develop and adapt to new technologies and approaches, resource sharing continues to be a key area of involvement for academic libraries to meet the needs of their communities. Leveraging significant partnerships to facilitate these activities is critical to success. Future directions and possibilities will be presented.

Presenters: 
Megan Gaffney - Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services, University of Delaware

Krista Higham, Access Services Librarian, Millersville University

Timothy Jackson – Resource Sharing and Fulfillment Program Manager, SUNY Shared Library Services

Mike Richins – Director of Product Management, RapidILL

Friday, January 24
10:30 AM – 12:00PM
Convention Center, Room 126 A

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Going Beyond Just a 2020 Vision with Ex Libris Discovery

Ex Libris continues to advance resource discovery through the enrichment of its two flagship services. Users of both Ex Libris Primo and Summon are benefiting from new enhancements, continued development, and will soon leverage the new Central Discovery Index (CDI). Learn about how Ex Libris plans to move both services forward with a vision that transcends just 2020, by gaining insight into what’s new, what’s planned, and what the future of discovery can look like.

Presenter: 
Brent Cook, Director Product Management, Ex Libris

Friday, January 24
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 118 ABC

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These are the reasons libraries are expanding to influence academic research

As academic library visionaries plan for an increasingly impactful role, this session reviews the fundamental drivers and examines three ways in which they are uniquely positioned to improve the research outcomes of research faculty in collaboration with the Office of Research. The session will also cover four ways to objectively measure the impact, in order to further justify increased investment and highlight the true value of the library to the overall institution.

Presenters:
Amy Kautzman, Dean and Director, University Library, Sacramento State

Dr. Tracy Elliot, Dean, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University

Jessica Clemons, Sales Specialist, Ex Libris

Saturday, January 25
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Convention Center, Room 126 A

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Where Do We Go From Here? Director's Cut Analysis of The State of Academic Libraries 2019 Survey

How does your academic library compare to your peers across the country? Ex Libris recently commissioned the 2019 State of Academic Libraries Survey, a comprehensive survey of 244 academic libraries, administered by Library Journal. This panel presents director-level university librarians from a range of institutions, to offer their survey insights. The session will also explore the results of the survey to examine the academic library’s expanding role in Teaching, Learning and Research.

Presenters:
Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries, and Professor, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Peggy Ann Seiden, College Librarian at Swarthmore College

Moderator
Bob Banerjee, Director of Marketing, Ex Libris North America

Saturday, January 25
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 118 ABC

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The ILS Designed by Librarians – the Secret Alma Lessons for User Experience

Developing an ILS is not an easy task. The only way to do right is with the help of the community who are using it. The Alma community was, is, and will always remain our greatest asset. Working with the community on the new Alma user experience was nothing less than an amazing experience. So, what have we learned from this experience? How did we utilize advanced technologies such as eye tracking, UX labs, and AI to create an Alma which is adaptive, responsive, customizable and personalized? An Alma which tries to really meet the needs of librarians worldwide? Join this session to find out more.

Presenters:
Allen Jones, Director - Digital Library & Technical Services, The New School

Jane Burke, VP Strategic Initiatives, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

Saturday, January 25
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 126 A

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Affordable Learning and OER: How your library can better support course materials

Students are struggling with the high costs of course materials, while the library collections and OER are often underutilized in courses. Learn how your library can better support affordable learning by promoting alternative, high quality resources to replace or supplement costly course materials.

Presenter: 
Jessie Ransom, Teaching and Learning Product Specialist, Ex Libris 

Sunday January 26
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 126 A

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Join us for breakfast!

Join us for our breakfast session: Ex Libris Customer Product Update Breakfast. Fill out the form to reserve your spot for breakfast!
Keeping up with new features in all the products your library uses can be a challenge. Join Ex Libris for breakfast and an update on new features released in the last six months in Alma, Primo, Summon, Leganto, Esploro, RapidILL and more. We will discuss specific functionality, road map milestones, and the real-world benefits of the features shared and provide opportunities to ask questions.

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 5th Floor, Salon B