2019 EAST Member Meeting

The EAST Executive Committee and Project Team are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 EAST Member Meeting. The meeting will take place in Boston, on Monday, October 28th from 9:00am-4:15pm at the Metro Meeting Centers (101 Federal St. Boston, MA).

Please click on the links below to read the presentations. The keynote and EAST update presentations were recorded as part of our live-streaming option. Please view the edited video HERE.

Meeting Agenda: 

9:00am – 9:30amBreakfast and Networking
9:30am – 9:35amWelcome and Introduction to keynote speaker | Susan Stearns
9:35am – 10:45amA Proposal for EAST Keynote Presentation and Q&A | Lorrie McAllister
10:45am – 11:00amBreak
11:00am – 12:00pmEAST Update Presentation & Best of EAST Awards | Susan Stearns and EAST Project Team
12:00pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 3:00pm


3:00pm – 4:00pmDiscussions: ILL | EAST’s Role in Collaborative Organizations | Research Topics in Shared Print | Growing the EAST Collective Collection
4:00pm – 4:15pmWrap up



About the Member Meeting:

This year, the Member Meeting will feature a keynote from Lorrie McAllister, Associate University Librarian for Collections Services and Analysis at Arizona State University (ASU). In the context of our increasingly networked information environment, Lorrie will discuss the work ASU is undertaking with a grant from the Mellon Foundation entitled “The Future of the ASU Library Print Collection: A Collaborative and Data-Driven Approach to Stack Design and Curation”. The project pushes the boundaries of traditional collection development workflows and processes, prompting them to seek new methodologies for engaging with users, planning their collections, and evaluation open stack and high density storage strategies. Lorrie will frame the efforts at ASU Library with three common threads: the collections as public good, the use of resources in alignment with mission, and how best to grapple with the historical legacy and content biases of these collections.


Meeting attendees can take advantage of a room block for the night of October 27th at the Courtyard Marriott Boston. Please click this link to access the reduced rate: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1563981858871&key=GRP. The rate will be available until Sunday, October 6th.