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SAILOR E-Resources Symposium

The all-virtual SAILOR E-Resources Symposium will be held on Wednesday February 8 & Thursday February 9, 2023.

Review the schedule below. Registration closes at 5PM on Friday February 3, 2023. Zoom links will be sent to registered attendees on Monday February 6, 2023.

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Day One: Virtual - Wednesday February 8, 2023

10:00 AM—10:15 AM: Conference Welcome

10:15 AM—11:30 AM: Session One -
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicol Turner Lee

Dr. Lee is a senior fellow in Governance Studies, the director of the Center for Technology Innovation, and serves as Co-Editor-In-Chief of TechTank. Dr. Turner Lee researches public policy designed to enable equitable access to technology across the U.S. and to harness its power to create change in communities across the world. She has a forthcoming book on the U.S. digital divide titled Digitally Invisible: How the Internet is Creating the New Underclass (forthcoming 2023, Brookings Press).

1:00 PM—2:00 PM: Session Two -
Family History E-resources: It may not all be on-line, but a lot of important stuff is

Mary Mannix – Maryland Room Manager, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick County Public Libraries

Genealogists are constantly reminded that not every document that they will need is accessible on-line. However, many important record types, such as the US Census, are accessible electronically and are important starting points for all American genealogists. These on-line products also allow information professionals with small genealogy print collections, and little family history experience, to confidently assist the genealogists who visit their reference desk.

2:30 PM—3:30 PM: Session Three -
Digital Maryland: Connecting Unique Collections to Users

Jodi Hoover – Digital Resources Manager, Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center

Digital Maryland is a collaborative, statewide digital preservation program of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland State Library Resource Center. Since the first collections launched in 2004, it has expanded to include 260,000 items from nearly 100 partner organizations throughout the state of Maryland. These collections range from colonial documents to Black Lives Matter Protest signs and provide insight into our shared history. During this presentation we’ll talk about some of the unique materials you’ll find in Digital Maryland as well as how the project works. We’ll also discuss some of the unexpected ways you can use Digital Maryland as a resource for a range of user communities.

Day Two: Virtual - Thursday February 9, 2023

10:00 AM—11:30 AM: Session Four -
What’s New with SAILOR Databases?

Learn how you can support your user communities with SAILOR databases! Our SAILOR representatives from Gale, ProQuest and Mango will present updates, new content and new site functionality for their respective products. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each segment.

1:00 PM—2:00 PM: Session Five -
E-Resources and Choice in the Elementary Library

Heather Gray – School Library Media Specialist &
Danielle Lowe – Media Specialist
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

Participants in this session will explore National Geographic Kids and Gale Elementary e-resources in order to determine ways to meet a variety of student needs and increase student choice in the Kindergarten to Fifth grade classroom. School Library Media Specialists have the unique challenge of creating research opportunities for learners at a variety of grade levels, as well as with a myriad of diverse learning styles and needs. Following extended school closures, the learning gap between students and reading frustration levels have increased, while motivation has decreased.

In this session, participants will be able to identify the variety of readability levels and functionality that SAILOR e-resources can provide and how we can use them to meet students needs and increase motivation through choice. Participants will see how these can be used to level material and meet students where they are in order to combat learning loss. Participants will also see how using leveled materials and choice can increase student motivation.

2:30 PM—3:30 PM: Session Six -
From Contracts to Evaluation: A Conversation about Electronic Resource Management

Join our panel for a conversation about Electronic Resources Collection Management. The panel will discuss key factors in the electronic resources life cycle: initial selection, contract negotiation, cost control, resource evaluation and replacement. The conversation will encompass: issues related to negotiation and cost control strategies, protecting customer privacy, usage reports and resource evaluation.

Moderated by Michael Johnson – Deputy Chief, Central/SLRC
Panelists will include:

  • Adam Wall – Electronic Resources Librarian, Prince George’s County Memorial Library
  • Rachael Stein – Digital Resources Analyst, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
  • Amanda Watson – Library Services Administrator, Eastern Shore Regional Library
  • Sarah Kuperman – Electronic Resources Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library/SLRC

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