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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 and 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.

Provided by the Electronic Resources Interest Group, this pop up conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the offices of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). This meeting will also be streamed live for those who cannot attend in-person. This pop-up will feature a panel of librarians and vendor representatives discussing best practices and how to improve these key relationships.

The invitation is open to all but there is a $5 fee for non-MiALA members. Registration is now open. The deadline to register is November 28th.

Contact LeAnne Rumler, eResources IG chair, at lrumler@hillsdale.edu or Patrick Roth, eResources IG chair-elect, at rothpa@gvsu.edu for more information.

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11/30/1710:00 am - 12:00 pmLeAnne Rumler


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