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Shifting Into Second Gear

Building on the success of the first collection development and resource sharing symposium, Shifting into Second Gear: The 2nd Symposium on Collection Development & Resource Sharing, will be part of Looking Back, Forging Ahead MLA | SLA '23 in Detroit. It is free to all in-person attendees. The Great Debate on Wednesday morning and On the Road to Transformative Agreements on Thursday morning will be streamed live to virtual attendees and recorded. The Symposium is designed for health science librarians, information professionals in all areas, and publishers at all levels of experience and knowledge.

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Session Schedule

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Wednesday, May 17

10:30 am - noon

The Great Debate on Controlled Digital Lending: And the Checkered Flag Comes Down On...

1:30 - 3:00 pm

To Merge into the Resource Cost Sharing Lane or Not: Evaluating and Developing an Approach to Resource Sharing

Thursday, May 18

9:00 am - 10:30 am

On the Road to Transformative Agreements: National and International Perspectives

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Embracing Healthy Habits to Create Sustainable Library-Vendor Relationships: A Panel Discussion for Librarians, Publishers, & Vendors

Friday, May 19

9:00 - 10:30 am

Cruising in the "Non-Traditional" Collections Lane with Your MAAP: Challenges and Solutions

1:00 - 2:30 pm 

From Manual to Automatic: Improving the Accessibility of Library Electronic Resources