Hip to be Prepared: Tips for Managing Multiple Conferences in Your Repository

Ashley D. Lowery, Georgia Southern University


Digital Commons@Georgia Southern accumulated almost twenty conferences since its launch in Fall 2013. In addition to conferences, the repository also hosts journals, SelectedWorks author profiles, student research, and other collections. Currently, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern only has a few library employees (including students) working on the repository. In order to sustain and increase the conferences in the repository, the Digital Collections Specialist streamlined processes and discovered the best ways to collaborate with their repository’s clients. In this presentation, find out tips on meeting and training clients, separating the libraries’ from the clients’ responsibilities, creating support materials, etc. Throughout the presentation, examples of different conferences and the ways they utilized their sites will be discussed.