Libraries are continually faced with the challenge of making the most of their budgets while progressively increasing efficiency and library services. Learn about the benefits of many different types of free software and open source applications to improve your internal operations, market library services, and encourage staff collaboration. Find out what types of free applications are available for electronic resources management (ERM), private intranets, reference statistics tracking, email management, and more in this informative session!
Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 36 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL’s 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set, won the ALA’s Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker. She has just been named the winner of the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Ellyssa-Kroski/e/B001JS00BQ