Outreach and Access: Helping Users Find and Use the Library’s Electronic Resources
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio,
We are asking for your proposals for the fifth annual Great Lakes E-Summit. Our theme this year, outreach and access, addresses how libraries can improve online information services through marketing and outreach, but also the configuration of discovery tools, metadata
enhancements, functionality and usability testing, and technology support. We are inviting proposals for fifty minute sessions that address topics within the following tracks.
1.) Outreach and marketing
We welcome proposals about efforts to market and advertise electronic resources to users. How does your library keep users informed about newly acquired online information resources? Does your library engage in any special efforts to advertise eBooks or promote online reading? How is marketing and outreach for electronic resources integrated into
routine electronic resources management?
Our emphasis for this conference track is on specific applications of communications or information technologies that draw the attention of users at their convenience to the library’s electronic resources. Examples of suitable topics include online advertisements, the use of
social media, online guides, tutorials, multimedia and/or other methods of communicating about electronic resources to users that do not require formal instruction or interpersonal interaction.
2.) Access, discovery, and user support
We welcome proposals regarding how your library makes electronic resources discoverable and accessible to all users. Suitable topics include best practices for the configuration and setup of searching options in discovery tools, best practices or new uses of social tagging and other metadata enhancements to promote discovery of appropriate resources in the online information environment, best practices for troubleshooting access problems, functionality and usability testing, and modifications to services to ensure access to
users with disabilities.
Please submit your proposal by May 15, 2015
For more information: http://greatlakese-summit.
Or you may also contact GreatLakesSummit@gmail.com with questions.
Please share this information with all of your colleagues. We look forward to reading your proposals.