Roger Schonfeld and Alisa Rod will be speaking at several events at the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Friday, June 27, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Roger Schonfeld will deliver the keynote address on “Library Transformations: The Views of Academic Library Leaders” at ProQuest Day: “Transforming Libraries, Transforming Research.” What vision do America’s academic library leaders have for their institutions? How would they allocate their budgets if more funds were made available to them? What impediments do they face in their efforts to drive change? In this presentation, Schonfeld will address these questions with a snapshot of American academic library leadership from the Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2013, to lead in a robust discussion of the transformations facing American academic libraries. Please note: registration is required to attend.

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S220

Register at ProQuest.

Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am – noon

Ithaka S+R is pleased to offer this first user group meeting for all librarians who have implemented either the local student or faculty survey at their institutions.  Learn how your peers are using the data from their survey results to make real changes in their libraries and on their campuses.  This two hour session, moderated by Alisa Rod and Roger Schonfeld, will include panel discussions and lots of time for Q&A.

Where: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Skyview 3

Register to attend online.


Saturday, June 28, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Ithaka S+R’s local surveys program can help your institution continue adapting to changing stakeholder needs. In addition to our well-known surveys of faculty members, we also provide survey options to cover your undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. And, we have a variety of services to help you interpret your survey findings and drive evidence-based decision-making at your library, as well as more broadly in your college or university.

Join Roger Schonfeld and Alisa Rod  for an information session about how Ithaka S+R can help your library. Recent local survey participants will be on hand to describe how they tailored the surveys to meet the particular needs of their institution and how the results have helped to inform their strategic planning.

Where: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Skyview 3

RSVP for this session online.

Sunday, June 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Roger Schonfeld is joining the Top Tech Trends Panel to discuss anticipatory discovery for current awareness of new publiations. For more information about this event, please see the Top Tech Trends website.

Where:  Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S233

Monday, June 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ithaka S+R is offering a workshop on Evidence-Driven Planning for Your Library’s Role in Discovery.  Led by Roger Schonfeld and Alisa Rod, this workshop is designed to help academic and research libraries make evidence-based decisions about how to support user discovery at their institutions. The workshop will encompass:

  1. An overview of national-level data to help contextualize the issue of user discovery and frame some of the key questions that individual institutions may wish to consider;
  2. Group discussion of strategies for incorporating evidence most effectively into institutional decision-making on these topics;
  3. Group review of participants’ institution-level data, including what is useful and what is missing;
  4. Time to begin formulating institutional plans for structuring evidence-based decision-making processes on these issues.

Participants will benefit from this workshop by improving their ability to incorporate evidence into decision-making processes about the library’s role in discovery.

Where: Caesar’s Palace, Messina Room

Register to attend this fee-based workshop online.