The librarian-vendor relationship is critical in meeting the information needs of library users. Without vendors, libraries can't provide the information our users are looking for an without libraries, vendors can't have a successful business model. Historically, this relationship has been a relatively strong one, but like all relationships, there are areas where both can implement change to make things work more smoothly. This panel discussion will provide a venue for a positive exchange between librarians and vendors to find better ways to communicate with one another, and influence change by both librarians and vendors to meet our user's needs.
Niels Dam - Vice President, Product Management, Alexander Street Press, a ProQuest Company
Sara Tarpley - Director, Academic Product Sales, GALE
Nancy Kirkpatrick - Associate Director & Group Purchasing Manager, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
Patrick Roth - Head of Systems & Technology, Grand Valley State University
LeAnne Rumler - Technical Services Librarian, Hillsdale College
Provided by the Electronic Resources Interest Group, this pop up conference was held on November 30, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern at the Offices of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. This meeting was also streamed live for those who could not attend in person.
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