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  • Wed, Jan 26 – Thu, Jan 27, 2022
  • Multi-day event
  • $15
  • #ERMN22

The Electronic Resources Minnesota (ERMN) Conference will be held virtually January 26-27, 2022.  The conference will take place through Zoom.

Conference Description

ERMN is a regional conference that provides opportunities for those who acquire and manage e-resources to network, share best practices, participate in workshops, and learn from fellow e-resources staff.

Minitex is the organizer of this conference in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Libraries. If you have questions, please contact the organizing committee at ermn@umn.edu .

Registration

Registration will open in November 2021. The conference registration fee will be $15.

Schedule

The schedule will be released in November 2021.

Planning Committee

  • Rita Baladad, Minitex
  • Trisha Burr, St. Catherine University
  • Sunshine Carter, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Anne Hatinen, Minitex
  • Randi Madisen, Century College
  • Stacie Traill, University of Minnesota Libraries

Call for Proposals

The ERMN Conference planning committee is seeking proposals for 40- and 20-minute sessions on e-resource related topics. Submissions are due by October 4, 2021.

Requirements

  • Proposals are due October 4, 2021.
  • All presenters are required to register for the conference and to present live during the conference.
  • Proposals with multiple presenters may include vendor presenters, but the vendor portion of the presentation should not exceed 50% of the session.

Information about Sessions

Session Formats

Each session will be 50 minutes in length and will include time for questions.

  • Full Sessions: 40-minute lecture or workshop conference presentations.
  • Half Sessions: 20-minute talks. Two short talks are grouped into a single session.
  • Panel Discussion Sessions: 50-minute sessions offering participants a more in-depth opportunity to learn about an e-resource related topic or issue through a facilitated discussion involving multiple presenters

Proposal Submission Criteria

Proposals must include a title, description (250 words), 2-3 brief learning objectives, session type (full, half, or panel) and the names of all presenters.

The ERMN Conference Planning Committee is looking for sessions that appeal to those interested in or working with e-resources in all types of libraries. Tell us about your current projects, past successes (or challenges), experiments, ideas, or creative solutions related to e-resources. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • Licensing
  • Acquisitions
  • Troubleshooting & maintenance
  • Cataloging & metadata
  • Link resolvers
  • Discovery
  • Collection development
  • Open access & open educational resources (OER)
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, & accessibility

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Session proposals will be evaluated for acceptance based on the following criteria:

  • Potential interest/relevance of topic to staff managing and acquiring e-resources in libraries
  • Currency of topic
  • Appeal to diverse library audiences (public, school, special, academic, etc.)
  • Quality of written proposal

Proposal submitters will be notified in October whether their proposal was accepted.
If you have questions, please contact us at ermn@umn.edu.

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Staff contact
Anne Hatinen

Electronic Resources Librarian