Mississippi State University Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit

Aug. 3, - Aug. 4, 2012
Location: Starkville, Mississippi

This exciting, two-day summit provides a unique and cost-effective opportunity to focus on pressing concerns in academic libraries today regarding the development, maintenance, application, and assessment of electronic resources and emerging technologies. It is set for Friday and Saturday, August 3rd - 4th, 2012 on the Mississippi State University campus.

Registration closes on July 27, so sign up today!

Registration for the full conference is $80. One-day registration is available for $50. NASIG members and LIS students receive a discount. For more information and to register, please visit: http://blogs.library.msstate.edu/msuleets/

eResource focus: Friday, August 3rd
Friday's NASIG-sponsored eResource focus provides you with a chance to broaden your knowledge of issues surrounding the acquisition, operation, collection, and management of electronic resources in academic libraries. Featured speakers include: Tim Collins, President and Founder of EBSCO Publishing; Regina Reynolds, Director of the U.S. ISSN Center at the Library of Congress; Tammy Sugarman, Associate Dean for Collections at Georgia State University Library; and Carol Joyner Cramer, Head of Collection Management at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. New this year will be two Steal-This- Idea sessions led by David Comeaux, Web Services Librarian at Tulane University, and Kristin Calvert, Electronic Resources Librarian at Western Carolina University.

Emerging Technologies focus: Saturday, August 4th
On Saturday, Nicole Hennig, Head of MIT's User Experience Group, will offer a keynote exploring current tech trends in human-centered design, learning by creating, location-independence, and social good. Registration for the Summit will also include her popular Apps4Librarians workshop (http://apps4librarians.com/). As always, we will have additional Steal-This-Idea sessions from your colleagues across the country on subjects like mobile app development, cloud computing, augmented reality technologies, and more. This year, we will also be offering two Think Tank sessions focused on developing collaborative solutions to social media staffing models and streamlining our work lives online.

Follow the Summit's Facebook page (http://facebook.com/msuleets) or our Twitter account (http://twitter.com/msu_ets) for more.