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An important aspect of the life cycle of electronic resources is disseminating the arrival of new resources on campus and reminding the campus of currently subscribed materials. A database page accessible by subject or topic or format, training sessions by vendors either live or via the web, information literacy presentations for one-shot classes or where the entire campus is invited are standard marketing strategies. However, even with clear and comprehensive presentations, demonstrating awareness of the strengths and limitations of subscribed resources, if only a handful of the 15,000+ users show up, the program may feel like an exercise in futility. Another route to disseminate this important information is the Library EXPO or Vendor Fair. Vendors set up booths for three to five hours to meet with users. They provide give-aways and help with door prizes to lure students, faculty and administrators to the fair. Users can spare a short time to browse the booths between classes and meetings to learn about new resources and ask questions about their old favorites. This program will provide insights in the planning, marketing and assessment of the Library EXPO's held at IUP.
Collection Development / E-Resources Librarian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Joann Janosko is Associate Professor and Collection Development/Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania [IUP] where she was awarded tenure in 2005. She holds and M.L.S. from University of Pittsburgh (1990). She was inducted into the University of Pittsburgh’s PI Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the national honor society for library science, in 1990 and served as chair of Pi Chapter in 1997-8. She is also member of ALA, ACRL, WPWVC/ACRL, LITA, NASIG, and PaLA [Pennsylvania Library Association]. During her tenure at IUP, she served as Acquisitions/Serials Librarian during which time she automated many of the acquisition workflows to include web-based functionality: online ordering, using EDI to process both serial and monographic invoices and implementing PromptCat MARC record delivery from OCLC, now to include e-book records. Her title changed to Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian and finally to her current title. During that time the e-resources offerings expanded from just under 50 to almost 300 current database titles spanning e-books, e-journals, A & I services and streaming video services. Prior to her work at IUP she served as Systems and Periodicals Librarian at Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA (1987-2000).