[aserl_coll_assess] Event Details: Collections Strategy After COVID, June 3, 2pm
From: Helen Mcmanus (hmcmanusgmu.edu)
Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 07:44:32 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Collection Assessment Interest Group,

Here is more information about our upcoming conversation on Collections 
Strategy After COVID, led by Chris Palazzolo of Emory University.

This event will be held on June 3 from 2pm to 3:30pm Eastern, via 
 (additional Zoom details below the signature line).

Discussion Facilitator
Chris Palazzolo is the Head of Collection Management at Emory University’s 
Woodruff Library. Chris began his career as a PhD student in political science 
(completed in 2007), and has been at the Woodruff Library since 2004. He is a 
graduate of both the Frye Leadership Institute and the Harvard Leadership 
Institute for Academic Librarians. He also serves as a subject liaison for the 
Political Science, Economics, and French and Italian departments.

Event description
Participants in this discussion will have an opportunity to reflect on moving 
forward intentionally, or deliberately, after the abrupt pivot to e-resources 
during COVID. The motivating questions are those raised at interest group 
meetings earlier this year, such as:

  *   To what extent are member libraries planning to reverse or revisit 
collections decisions and resource allocations made out of expedience? Have we 
finally pivoted from an ownership to access model (collections as a service)? 
How is the local collection’s relation to the broader collective collection 
  *   How are our libraries thinking about the place of print and other 
physical materials in collections once campuses reopen? How are we 
“reorienting” our patrons to the physical collections? How do DEI initiatives 
and area studies fit in this strategy?
  *   How are member libraries gauging user demand for, or managing user 
expectations about, both physical and electronic library resources when 
campuses reopen? Is this a time for a reassessment of the print/e balance, or 
is this a new a normal? How do streaming and physical media play into resource 
  *   How might we assess changes in patron behavior, and their short-term and 
long-term impacts, particularly under the constraints of tight austerity? Have 
member libraries conducted any patron surveys?
Many thanks to Chris for being willing to lead this discussion. I hope to see 
many of you there!

Co-chair, ASERL Collection Assessment Interest Group

Zoom details

Topic: Collections Strategy After COVID (ASERL Collection Assessment IG)
Time: Jun 3, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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