2022 Schedule

We Have Grown!

The User Group for North American Academic Libraries has grown. From a focus on EDS, the event has expanded in scope to include all EBSCO products that academic institutions use in their libraries. Below is the current list of sessions for this year’s event. Please note that sessions may change.

Day 1: June 14th

Welcome & Opening Session - EBSCO Leadership Panel

11:00 am – 12:15 pm ET

This session will look at EBSCO's strategic direction. Company executives will address the company's direction of travel, the evolution of the company's product portfolio, and the company's efforts to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the company's culture.

Speakers: Don Gilstrap, Tim Collins, Tracy Kimber, Sara Earley, Sam Brooks


12:30 – 1:20 pm ET

An increasing number of libraries are adopting EBSCO FOLIO. With over 50 implementations to date, EBSCO FOLIO has already delivered new and exciting ways for these libraries to manage their collections. This session will look at EBSCO FOLIO, the platform's functionality, and roadmap.

Speakers: Emma Raub, Khalilah Gambrell, Mike Napoleone

FOLIO Demo with Q&A

1:30 – 2:20 pm ET

See FOLIO in action. In this session, we will do a deeper-dive into FOLIO and showcase its features and functionality.

Speakers: Jeff Daniels, Marcia Lee, Patrick Roth


2:30 – 2:55 pm ET

GOBI is the market leader of choice in e-book platform choice, with more than 25 publisher and aggregator platforms all available in one place. Hear about recent and upcoming eSupplier platform additions to GOBI, as well as the current and future state of Open Access e-books in GOBI.

Speakers: Ashley Fast

Q&A with EBSCO Senior Leadership

3:15 – 4:15 pm ET

Submit your high level questions and members of EBSCO’s senior leadership team will answer them live. Information on how to submit questions are part of the registration process.

Speakers: Sara Earley, Sam Brooks, Tim Collins, Gar Sydnor, Tim Lull

Day 2: June 15th

EBSCO eBooks: Improving the User Experience and Management of E-Book Collections

10:00 – 10:25 am ET

The EBSCO eBooks team has been hard at work on new and updated products, collections, and tools that will provide libraries and library patrons with the best possible e-book user experience. This session hosted by product manager Kara Kroes Li will provide libraries with a primer of new technological developments for EBSCO eBooks including reading and downloading e-books in the new mobile app and eBook Manager, the new administration suite that improves management options for EBSCO eBooks.

Speakers: Scott Wasinger, Kara Kroes Li


10:30 – 10:55 am ET

This session will focus on features that have been recently released and upcoming enhancements.

Speakers: Anne Campbell, Kristina Krusmark

EDS Integrations

11:00 – 11:50 am ET

Library Service Engineers (LSEs) are the go-to team that writes, maintains, and helps configure various popular Integrations with 3rd-party products in EDS. This session will demonstrate how the LSE team is working to bring these Integrations from Classic EDS to the new UI. We’ll discuss Chat, Supplemental Sources, the Item Exact Match Placard, Springshare Integrations, API CustomLinks, and more.

Speakers: Kate Hill, Courtney McAllister, Michael Mohkamkar, Marisha Kelly

Evolution of EDS and EBSCOhost

12:00 – 12:50 pm ET

EDS and EBSCOhost are evolving. EBSCO has been introducing a new EDS experience and enhancements that are designed to reflect the changing goals of libraries and the ever-increasing expectations of users. Now, the new experience will be coming to EBSCOhost as well. Join this session to learn about the evolution of EDS and the changes coming to EBSCOhost.

Speakers: Bonnie Leavitt, Tim Lull

Library Analytics with Panorama

1:00 – 1:50 pm ET

Learn first-hand about Panorama, a modern library analytics platform combining different library and campus data sets to enable insights that were not possible until now. The platform features visualization tools and a central dashboard to collect, manipulate and display data about the library and the users it serves.

Speakers: John McDonald, Michael Levine-Clark

Optimizing Search

2:00 – 2:50 pm ET

EBSCO continues to evolve its search capabilities to ensure success for students, faculty and staff. Hear about the latest additions and how EBSCO is optimizing search to serve your users in the most optimal way. Learn about semantic search in EDS, which has the ability to search using any word and find exactly what you want without barrier and EBSCO’s knowledge graph which supports mapping and visually displaying research topics.

Speakers: Ashleigh Faith

Closing Panel: Open

3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Join us for a lively conversation on open source, open infrastructure and open science from leading open advocates in the library community.

Speakers: Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Kaitlin Thaney, Judy Ruttenberg, Gar Sydnor

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