Learn the best ways to evaluate your library’s online resources

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Evaluating and Selecting Online Resources
with Jill Grogg and Rachel Fleming-May

Now more than ever, librarians are looking for ways to effectively plan, execute, and evaluate their significant investment in electronic resources. In addition to implementing and administering these resources, librarians are also responsible for analyzing and demonstrating their cost-effectiveness. In this ALA TechSource workshop, you’ll learn strategies that will both help you streamline your analysis and save your library money.

You’ll learn about:

  • Standards for collecting and reporting usage data
  • How to understand the use and value of eResources beyond the information provided by log-on and download reports
  • How to create a localized, cost-effective guide for selecting eResources
  • The basics of negotiation for librarians, including a BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement)
  • And much more!

About the Instructors

Jill E. Grogg is the e-resources librarian at the University of Alabama Libraries. She has published widely on topics such as reference linking, e-resource management, and digital libraries. She was named a 2007 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal.

Rachel A. Fleming-May is an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She received her PhD from the University of Alabama in 2008, and has published and presented about use and usage, including in Portal: Libraries and the Academy.

About ALA TechSource Workshops

ALA TechSource Workshops are focused, small-group online discussions that give you the opportunity to learn from experts who offer authoritative answers to your questions, as well as to interact with colleagues who have similar concerns. Workshops are recorded and, along with other materials, are made available to attendees for future reference.


Tuesday, November 9th
at 2:30pm Eastern

Only $50 for 90 minutes of interactive learning!