Friday, May 30, 2014

W2: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): From Coping to Best Practices

As you register for AALL San Antonio, don't forget about the following workshop related to tech services work. It is an excellent value for a full-day, in-person workshop with these well respected experts (you might pay half that for just a one hour webinar!).

W2: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): From Coping to Best Practices
Saturday, July 12, 9am-5pm

Takeaway 1: Participants will be able to list the six workflows that comprise the TERMS framework.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to create a set of best practices for electronic resource management workflows within their individual libraries.

Most of us cope with our electronic resources, but how well do we really manage them throughout their entire life cycles, from first awareness of their existence until their cancellation or cessation? This workshop will build upon the February/March 2013 Library Technology Reports on "Techniques for Electronic Resource Management." Led by the two authors of that report, Graham Stone, University of Huddersfield, and Jill Emery, Portland State University Library, this hands-on workshop will combine short lectures interspersed with small-group, hands-on work. Participants will develop the ability to create their own set of best practices for electronic resource management (ERM) that they can use within their own institutions.

Who should attend: Librarians at all organizational levels with responsibilities that involve investigating, acquiring, or evaluating the value of electronic information resources

Track(s): Library Management, Collection Development and Cataloging

Separate registration fee: $195.00 for AALL members, $295 for nonmembers - Space is limited; Registration deadline: June 16

Registration fee includes: program, continental breakfast, and afternoon refreshments.​

If you have any questions, please contact the Workshop Coordinator, Eric Parker, Northwestern University School of Law, at

Wendy Moore
Acquisitions Librarian
University of Georgia
Athens GA

2014-2015 OBS-SIS Education Committee seeks volunteers

Hi OBS Colleagues!

As the Incoming Chair of OBS & the Chair of the 2014-2015 OBS Education Committee, I'm already starting to think ahead to OBS programming for the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. While I already have some veterans returning to the committee and some new faces committed to helping, there is always room for more people to join us and help create useful and valuable programming. For those of you new to AALL or OBS, this is a GREAT way to network and meet other fun and knowledgeable law librarians.

We do most of our work via e-mail in August & September, so members don't have to attend the "live" meeting during the 2014 AALL Annual Meeting this summer in San Antonio. Historically, this committee works together to create and review/proof read all of the proposals, so all committee members have a lot of support. And you don't have to be a program presenter, coordinator, or moderator unless you want to be.

The committee already has several program ideas in process, but we always welcome more ideas, so even if you don't want to join the committee, please pass possible program topics on to me.

Please let me know by May 31 if you are interested in joining this fun and important committee.
Thanks for considering serving OBS!


Karen Selden
Metadata Services Librarian
William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School
Boulder, CO