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NASIG 29th Annual Conference
Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers
May 1-4, 2014
Ft. Worth, Texas

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain. Inspired by the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG), NASIG held its first conference at Bryn Mawr College in June 1986. The annual conference, usually held in late May or June, offers a premier opportunity to meet others representing the diverse interests of the serials community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication.
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Saturday, May 3 • 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Yer Doin it Wrong: How NOT to Interact with Vendors, Publishers, or Librarians

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"Hey, large, multi-national STM publisher, why CAN'T I get your content for free?" "Little Lady, I'll just pat you on the head while ignoring everything you say." "But the XYZ consortium bought this without questioning why only pink-haired zebras are allowed to access the content." Sure, these are tongue-in-cheek characterizations, but these remarks are not too far off from what the presenters have heard or experienced over the years.

Please join these three nontraditional career path librarians as they candidly share how to communicate, interact, and negotiate with all constituents of the information resources chain. Learn why it is important to approach communication and interaction as a win-win synergy that can successfully create dynamic partnerships and, yes, even develop friendships with "the other side." Be prepared for a frank, open discussion where you may be surprised and even a little shocked at the turn interactions and negotiations have taken in the past. Please bring along at least one anonymous example of what you consider to be a poor interaction/communication in the past, from either side of the fence. We anticipate a lively and educational conversation!

Speakers
avatar for Katy Ginanni

Katy Ginanni

Acquisitions Librarian, Western Carolina University
Katy Ginanni's jobs in life have included swimming instructor and lifeguard; artist's model; serials acquisitions and electronic resources for several academic libraries; account services, training, and sales manager for a subscription agent; Peace Corps Volunteer; bartender; and, most recently, collection development. She holds an M.L.S. from Vanderbilt University and is currently the acquisitions librarian at Western Carolina University. She is... Read More →
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Anne McKee

Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 15 years. A former President of NASIG, McKee is on the Serials Review Editorial Board, 2 publisher/vendor library advisory boards and strives to balance a busy career with an even busier family including a... Read More →
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Jenni Wilson

Sr. Library Sales Manager, SAGE Publications
Jenni Wilson received her MSLIS from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After graduating from U of I she worked for a year in the geology and petroleum engineering library in Houston, TX. But upon returning to Chicago, from whence she came, she started working on the vendor side, including stints with Turner Subscriptions, Readmore, Blackwell’s Information Services, and Swets. Jenni has spent the last 9 years working for... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Crystal Ballroom D

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