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Resource Advisory Committee: 2024 Resource Rendezvous

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The ALI Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) would like to invite you to this year’s Resource Rendezvous, a hybrid event held online and at Irwin Library (Library Instruction Lab) at Butler University in Indianapolis on Friday, March 22, 2024.

This event is sponsored by the ALI Board of Directors and uses facilities generously provided by the Butler University Libraries. Registration is open to all personnel who are currently employed by ALI member libraries. All costs associated with registration, parking, lunch, and other refreshments are paid for by ALI and Butler, so attendance is entirely free to all participants. The deadline for attendance to the Resource Rendezvous has passed.

We look forward to seeing you at the Resource Rendezvous!


All times Eastern

9:30 am

Check-in, Refreshments (sponsored by Butler University) 

10 am - 10:15 am

Welcome and introduction, Josh Petrusa (Dean, Butler University Libraries)

10:15 am -11:30 am

Lisa Janicke HinchliffeKeynote Presentation: Privacy and User Data in the Digital Academic Library, by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Librarians have a long-standing commitment to reader privacy and confidentiality. Efforts such as the "NISO Privacy Principles" have laid a foundation for library/provider agreements on privacy, user control, data security and management, and transparency. However, developments in user tracking on open access and scholarly communications platforms as well as Sarah Lamdan’s recent book "Data Cartels" have raised increasing concerns about privacy.  The "Licensing Privacy" project focused on opportunities to align third-party platform practices with library values of privacy, confidentiality, and respect for user control through negotiation and licensing terms. In this keynote, Lisa will share the resources created by the project, lessons learned, and her reflections on the challenges in building capacity for privacy and confidentiality advocacy. 

11:30-11:40 am

10-minute Break

11:40 am- 12:10 pm

Session Two: ALI Licensing Program Update: Jennifer McGovern, LYRASIS

The ALI Licensing Program Update will include an overview of the ALI licensing program, highlights from the 2023 Lyrasis annual summary report, upcoming vendor negotiations and new initiatives for FY25, and an opportunity for questions and discussion with attendees.

12:15 pm -1:15 pm

Lunch sponsored by the ALI Board of Directors

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Session Three: Experiences with migrating to open source library services platforms (TIND and FOLIO): Becca Neel, University of Southern Indiana and Ruth Connell, Valparaiso University

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Katharine MacySession Four: ONEAL’s Gambit: Improving Library Advantage During the Game: Katharine V. Macy, IUPUI

Negotiations are like a game of chess. There are strategies to deploy, moves and counter moves, sometimes you make sacrifices (concessions) to improve other positions. Like playing chess, it involves developing skills and lots of practice. The ONEAL Project (Open Negotiation Education for Academic Libraries) has been developing a foundational curriculum that provides open educational resources including videos, readings, hands-on assignments to teach negotiation strategies and introduce issues in contracts and licensing. This curriculum is launching in early Spring (maybe even in time for the Resource Rendezvous), which will provide all academic libraries the opportunity to develop these skills at scale so we can work to build sustainable relationships with vendors. You will get a preview of this curriculum and learn about the next steps in the project.

3:15 pm