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Events, Conferences & Webinars



Conference | ALA 2022

23rd Jun – 28th Jun 2022

We’re attending American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Washington DC, United States with Technology from SAGE.

If you’re attending, please visit us at the SAGE/Lean Library stand.

Register here

Conference | LIBER 2022

6th – 8th Jul 2022

Join us and Andrew Barker from Lancaster University as we discuss enhancing digital discoverability of special collections.

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Webinar | JSTOR Integration

17th June 2022, 10am ET – 11am ET

Would you like to enhance the discoverability of your academic content?

Join our webinar to learn more about our exciting JSTOR integration, including a demo of the integration in action and an overview of how you can increase discoverability and use of collections whilst also improving user experience.

Watch here

Lean Library at the Wellcome Collection

London-based librarians are invited to join us at the Wellcome Collection on 16th June.

We’ll be discussing key findings from our Librarian Futures report, followed by a group activity about what the library might look like in future. We’ll also showcase our award-winning Lean Library Futures product, before some lunch and networking opportunities.

Conference | VALA 2022

14th – 16th Jun 2022

Our session will explore how the University of Melbourne improved the user experience at their library throughout the pandemic, using OpenAthens and Lean Library to make access more seamless whilst maintaining data security.

Conference | ELAG 2022

7th – 10th Jun 2022

Join us for our session at ELAG 2022 in Riga, Latvia: Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Digital Discoverability of Library Resources & Services

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Conference | ACURIL 2022

5th – 9th Jun 2022

Join us at ACURIL 2022 for a deep dive into the key findings from the Librarian Futures report, along with an overview of the potential innovations suggested within the report.

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EPIC Conference 2022

Conference | EPIC 2022

30th May – 1st Jun 2022

We’re attending EPIC Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands with Talis and Technology from SAGE.

Register here

Webinar | ALA/Choice

26th May 2022, 2pm – 3pm ET

Watch our webinar with ALA/Choice where we heard all about how the University of North Alabama Library have used tools to amplify the library in patron workflows, alongside valuable insights from Springshare and Lean Library. The discussion focuses on the use of Lean Library, LibGuides and Wikipedia-based keywords to elevate library value and improve user experience.

Watch here.

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Webinar | Skilltype

19th May 2022, 11am CT

Skilltype’s Founder & CEO, Tony Zanders, will be speaking with Matt Hayes, Managing Director of Lean Library about their partnership and the impact it will create for the future of librarianship. They’ll also discuss the new Librarian Futures community and what opportunities exist when vendors and libraries are in the same platform.

Watch here.

TLA 2022

Conference | TLA 2022

25th Apr – 28th Apr 2022

We’re attending Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, United States with Technology from SAGE.

If you’re attending, please visit us at the SAGE/Lean Library stand.

Register here

Research Solutions

Webinar | Research Solutions

12th Apr 2022, 12pm – 1pm EDT

Join our webinar with Research Solutions and Jason Folkman from Utah State University to learn about Utah State’s experience implementing Lean Library and Article Galaxy Scholar, and the benefits of just-in-time document delivery.

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Webinar | Charleston Hub

31st Mar 2022, 11am – 12pm EST

Join us for this conversational panel discussion where librarians from the US and Europe discuss big questions about the role and value of the modern librarian in a digital age and how to meet patrons at their time of need.

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Conference | Computers in Libraries

31st Mar 2022, 2pm – 2.45pm EST

Creating Tomorrow’s Teaching & Learning Environments

Webinar | Make Research Easier for Your Students

24th March 2022, 11:00 AM EDT

Would you like to streamline your students’ access to school-subscribed content?

We will be discussing the librarian-patron relationship from a high school perspective, and tips and tricks for making the research journey easier, including how to direct students to school-subscribed content from within their workflow, even if they start their research on Google.

Conference | Access Lab 2022

22nd Mar 2022, 1pm – 6pm GMT

Library case study: Meeting the demands of the modern user workflow: a case study of point-of-need library delivery and support

14:40-15:00 GMT

Conference | ER&L

15th Mar 2022

2pm – 3pm CT Guiding patron discovery in the workflow: A case study from an academic and research library in the U.S.

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17th Mar 2022

12pm – 1.30pm CT Are digital tools the new content? Librarians as pivotal to the accessibility of digital tools

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2pm – 3pm CT Putting the librarian on the patron’s shoulder: how to bring library chat tools into the patron workflow to increase engagement

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Webinar | What’s Ahead for Librarians & Researchers?

9th Feb 2022, 4pm GMT

Library transformation is here. Are you ready? Join CCC on LinkedIn Live for a Town Hall program on the changes and the choices ahead for researchers and librarians.

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Webinar | Our Patrons Aren’t Little Librarians

3rd Feb 2022, 2 PM GMT

Join the University of Johannesburg and Lean Library, as we discuss the digital knowledge gap that exists between librarians and patrons. Learn how you can bridge this gap by bringing the library in to the academic life of the user.

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Webinar | Open Access and the Library Collection

9th Dec 2021, 3 PM GMT

Learn how Lancaster University and the University of Cambridge have used existing workflow tools to support their transitional plans for the future, including how they have adopted user-first strategies and expanded focus into new areas of library provision, such as surfacing special collections, library guidance and chat tools.

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Webinar | Launch LibChat Anywhere… Literally

1st Dec 2021, 12 PM ET

Lean Library Futures has now integrated with LibChat. Meaning your patrons can launch a chat with your librarians from right inside their browser – on any webpage, from literally anywhere.

Join us for a webinar for an in-depth sneak-peek

Conference | ConTech 2021

16th Nov 2021

We discuss the impact the pandemic has had on innovation and digital transformation, with the Technology from SAGE team.

Conference | The Charleston Conference 2021

1st – 4th Nov 2021

Join us on for our Charleston Conference sessions:

1st Nov 2021 – The Library & the Little Guy: How Small Businesses & Libraries Can Partner to Reach Shared Goals

3rd Nov 2021 – The workflow librarian: Reaching library users where they are.

4th Nov 2021 – Embedding the library in the patron’s workflow: case studies from two universities.

Webinar | Introducing Lean Library’s integration with TDNet

9th Nov 2021, 11 AM ET

Join us to explore our latest integration with TDNet Discover, a unified library discovery and content management solution.

Missed it? You can catch up here.

Webinar | Enhancing Discoverability

21st Oct 2021, 10 AM EST

Join us to explore Lean Library’s integration with SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Video. Learn how you can boost usage and enhance discoverability, by surfacing research tools where users begin their search.

If you missed it, you can catch up here.

Lean Library Festival

14th Sept 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:30PM BST

An afternoon of sessions with customers, integration partners and interested libraries.

If you missed the sessions, they are available to watch here.

Webinar | Enhancing Discoverability

17th Sep 2021, 9 AM EST

Join us to explore Lean Library’s integration with SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Video. Learn how you can boost usage and enhance discoverability, by surfacing research tools where users begin their search.

Missed it? Catch up here.

Conference | ALPSP Awards 2021

17th Sep 2021

Lean Library Futures was shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2021.

Watch our finalist showcase presentation here.

Webinar | Putting Library Discovery into the Patron’s Workflow

25th August 2021, 2:00PM BST/ 9:00AM EDT

Join us to explore our latest integration with EBSCO EDS, bringing library search directly into the patron workflow

Missed it? Watch the session here.

Webinar | Making Document Delivery Even Easier – Exploring Lean Library’s Integration with Research Solutions

11th Aug 2021, 3PM BST

Join Lean Library and Research Solutions on 11th Aug, 3PM (BST) for a closer look at our integration and to learn about the ways this benefits our users. See more about Research Solutions here.

Missed it? Watch the session here.

Conference | ELUNA Learns 2021

21st July 2021, 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Join us on for our ELUNA Learns session, The Future of Library Search: Putting Ex Libris Discovery Directly in Your Patron’s Workflow, with Ex Libris and Cardiff University.

Webinar | Off the bookshelf to eBook readers: putting your eBook collection directly into your patrons’ workflow

15th July 2021, 9AM BST

Join us on 15th July at 9AM (BST) for an interactive session focusing on how to get more out of your eBook collection, boost usage and guide students.

Missed it? Watch the session here.