Now in its 16th year, the Brick & Click Libraries Conference (#bclc16) is a one-day event featuring concurrent and lightning round sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely topics. The conference supports the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals.

The conference is held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Registration is limited in order to maintain the advantages of a small conference, so register early!   To register visit: www.brickandclick.org
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Friday, November 4 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Taking the ILS for a Walk on the Quad: Cross-Campus Collaboration for Tech Services

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It’s normal in academic libraries to have public services librarians engaged in projects that have them working closely with faculty and staff from departments across the university. This raises and solidifies the profile of the library within the university community, which in turn can help justify the library budget—an ongoing task in the best of times. Technical services librarians have a role to play in this important relationship-building as well, and can greatly contribute to the university community as a whole by assisting other departments through the skills in which librarians specialize: organization, findability, and access. At Maryville University and the University of Central Oklahoma, two librarians have been engaged in cross-campus collaborations with their respective student involvement offices to allow them access to the libraries’ Integrated Library Systems in order to catalog and circulate the items in their collections. In addition, the Maryville University library has worked on a similar project with their Art & Design program. Topics covered include: benefits to the library and other departments; challenges of “translating” an ILS and its functions; and some particulars of challenges based on the two libraries’ systems (MOBIUS and Sierra on the one hand, and Alma on the other).

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Terra Feick

Assistant Library Director, Access Services, Northwest Missouri State University

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Kirsten Davis

Application Administrator, University of Central Oklahoma
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Mary Ann Mercante

Assistant Dean & Head, Technical Services, Maryville University
Mary Ann Mercante has been at Maryville University Library since 1993. Prior to that, she served for ten years as the Executive Director of the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) providing OCLC and other resource-sharing services to Missouri libraries. She began her Library... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

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