NEWS RELEASE: RMG Consultants, Inc., 8 December 2014, Chicago


"Improving Library ROI in Technology, Content, and HR" is the topic of RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top

Friday January 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ALA Midwinter Conference, Chicago
McCormick Place West - W176c



Possible themes include:

• If/when/how will patterns of library investments — particularly those of public libraries — be impacted by e-reading, demand-driven acquisitions, and other ILS-related systems and services yet to emerge — like Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

• When will Library User Experiences be as simple, quick, and fulfilling as Amazon and Google?

• When will the marketplace offer libraries what's needed to improve and measure their ROI on content and people and the enabling technologies?


RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and Content vendors from the global library industry to discuss the promise and problems of libraries' adapting and leveraging new paradigms to improve ROI in content, technology, and HR.

Leading library industry companies/executives invited to participate in RMG's 2015 Seminar include:
• Auto-Graphics (Paul Cope),
• Baker&Taylor (George Coe),
• BiblioCommons (Beth Jefferson),
• EBSCO (Brian Duncan),
• Ex Libris (Eric Hines),
• Infor (Ann Melaerts),
• Ingram (Joyce Skokut),
• Innovative Interfaces
• (Leif Pedersen),
• OCLC (Andrew Pace),
• Overdrive (Steve Potash),
• ProQuest (XXX),
• LibLime (Patrick Jones),
• SirsiDynix (Bill Davison),
• The Library Corporation (Annette Murphy),
• 3M Cloud Library (Matt Tempelis).

The RMG Seminar is open to everyone -- registration not required.

Rob McGee will moderate the session with assistance from Marshall Breeding and RMG's Geoff Payne (Melbourne Office).

RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminars (The View from the Top) at ALA Midwinter Conferences invite global ILS company and other library industry executives to focus on initiatives and trends that impact libraries. Rob McGee develops the topics and themes, and leads these seminars. The seminar is open to all – librarians and vendors – to encourage dialogue on topical issues and concerns.