Free ticketed event
This workshop will focus on collection development strategies and practice for the engineering librarian. It is designed to build knowledge and self-confidence for attendees new to the profession and for experienced librarians facing new challenges in collection development. The presenters will provide tools and guidelines for effective work based on their collective years of knowledge and experience from a variety of institutions. Participants will work together in teams to solve an engineering collection case built from real life challenges. Challenges may include budget reductions, new engineering programs to support, or new library initiatives paid from the collection budget. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the documentation that accompanies collection development, including collection policies, usage statistics, approval plans, and patron-driven and evidence-based acquisitions plans. They will also gain an understanding of the changing landscape of engineering literature and the methods for acquiring it.
Anne E. Rauh is the Interim Head of Collections and Research Services at Syracuse University Libraries. She leads the collection activities, the subject liaison work, and the university aligned research initiatives of the Libraries. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a M.A. in Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anne is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Eastern New York Chapter of Association of College and Research Libraries. She has presented and published extensively on Science and Engineering Librarianship and research reputation. Her research interests include collection development, scholarly impact, research services, and publishing and scholarly communication.
Julia Gelfand is the Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian at the University of California, Irvine. She has had a long career there and in science librarianship as a bibliographer and is deeply engaged with the work of the California Digital Library’s collection program. Active in many professional organizations, including ASEE, ACRL & ALCTS in ALA, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Society of Scholarly Publishing and IFLA’s Science & Technology Libraries Section, Julia has published and presented on many topics, including scholarly communication in the sciences, collection management themes, grey literature and international librarianship. She has an AB degree from Goucher College and graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University.
Jill Powell is Engineering Librarian at Cornell University. She has a B.A. from Cornell and an MLS from Syracuse University. She is the library liaison to these departments: biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Ibironke Lawal is Science and Engineering Collections Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.A. in Communication Sciences from Michigan State University, an MLS in Librarianship from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a B.Sc. in Botany/Zoology from University of Lagos, Nigeria.