2012 Librarian Focus Group

SSP Librarian Focus Group

Registration is now closed. There will be NO additional registrations onsite. Please contact SSP at info@sspnet.org to be added to the wait list.

Join us for the Society for Scholarly Publishing's ever popular "Librarian Focus Group." The 2012 meeting features a panel of leading librarians, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience, primed and ready to answer the questions of publishers and industry vendors.

The digital future and managing the continued economic turmoil will be at the forefront of the discussion along with a range of other topics, including trends in pricing and licensing, the challenges of electronic resource management and preservation, the state of "open access," and how libraries are using mobile devices and apps.

As books reach the digital tipping point and electronic journals continue to add more functionality, far-reaching decisions are being made by librarians in regard to their collections. The first "all electronic" libraries are becoming a reality and more efficient exchange mechanisms are developing to reduce duplication of collections. With double-digit cuts in library budgets inevitable over the next few years, librarians are becoming increasingly radical in their reactions to price rises. Necessity is truly the mother of invention, and surprising new initiatives are being planned and executed within academic libraries - initiatives that publishers need to be aware of.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Rosa Liu, Manager, Research Library & Information Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Monica McCormick, Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing, New York University
  • Valerie Ryder, President, Philadelphia SLA Chapter; Director of Information Strategy, Wolper Subscription Services
  • Pam Snelson, College Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College; past President, ACRL
  • Beth Ten Have, Head of Information Services and Director of Library Academic Partnerships, Drexel University

Space is limited and this program has historically been a sell-out, so don't delay in securing your seat.

The event takes place in Washington D.C. on the day before the Association of American Publishers' PSP 2011 Annual Conference begins.


  • Allyson Mower (University of Utah, Marriott Library)
  • Helen Atkins (American Association for Cancer Research)
  • Marian Hollingsworth (Thomson Reuters)
  • Rich Dodenhoff (American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics)

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January 31, 2012through January 31, 2012
American Geophysical Union
Washington, DC USA

Registration Options

Register Me For: Description

Fee includes lunch:
Early Registration SSP Member Fee before January 13: $249
Late Registration SSP Member Fee after January 13: $299
Early Registration Non-member Fee before January 13: $299
Late Registration Non-member Fee after January 13: $349

Organizational Members Only

Fee includes lunch:
Early Registration Member Fee before January 13: $249
Late Registration Member Fee after January 13: $299
Early Registration Non-member Fee before January 13: $299
Late Registration Member Fee after January 13: $349


Events for Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Date Time
Librarian Focus Group Jan 31, 2012 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lunch - Working Lunch Jan 31, 2012 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
  Your lunch is included with your main registration fee.

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