2018 EAST Member Meeting

Friday, September 14, 2018

The 2018 EAST Member Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 19th at the Metro Meeting Centers in Downtown Boston. Librarians at EAST member institutions are welcome to submit short presentation proposals to Susan Stearns (sstearns@blc.org), EAST Project Director or Mei Mendez (mmendez@blc.org), Project Manager by September 15th.


Meeting Location: Metro Meeting Centers |101 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110

Valet parking in the building is $42 and self-parking at the nearby 33 Arch Street building is validated to $27 with a voucher from Metro Meeting Centers.


Meeting Agenda:

9:00am-9:30am Breakfast

Welcome & EAST Updates (Patrick Carr, Tara Fulton, & Susan Stearns)


Full Steam Ahead: Perspectives on the Serials & Journals Collection Analysis and Retention Processes (Sara Amato, Lindsay Cronk, Matthew Person, & Matthew Revitt)

11:00am-11:15am Break

Communicating the Value of EAST (Patrick Carr)

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm Growing the EAST Collection | Digitization | Audio-Visual Materials | Measuring the Impact of EAST [Breakout Sessions]
2:00pm-2:30pm Titles in LIMBO: Roundtable discussions on how EAST libraries uphold retention commitments
2:30pm-3:30pm EAST Implementation Across Functional Areas: Perspectives from member libraries (Anthony Fonseca, Ellen Keane, Steve Smith, & Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier)
3:30pm-4:00pm  Meeting Wrap Up


Meeting attendees can take advantage of a room block for the night of October 18th at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, please use code BJ18AD when accessing the hotel registration page via:


The discount is available until October 1st.