October 27-29, 2020

Connections Summit is a free, online conference open to all libraries worldwide. Speakers who are experts in their field come to share their insights on the most relevant topics affecting libraries today.

What Is Connections Summit?

Connections Summit offers all libraries a chance to learn from industry professionals about topics they are most interested in. This 3-day event is designed to ensure attendees get the most out of each session. Opening day topics include successfully supporting your community during times of instability, budget defense, mental health, open access, and more! Symphony and Horizon customers will want to stick around for the following days to enjoy presentations specific to their ILS. 

Why Attend Connections Summit?

Connections Summit is a free, online conference that provides opportunities for educational and professional development within social distancing guidelines and budgetary constraints. This event is open to all staff of libraries worldwide whether or not they are a customer of SirsiDynix. 

Join us for our

Keynote Panel Discussion

with Matt Enis, Library Journal Senior Editor

Successfully Supporting your Community During Times of Instability

In this keynote panel moderated by Matt Enis of Library Journal, learn from leaders Kelvin Watson, Barb Brattin, and Suzy Daveluy as they tell their stories about times of uncertainty and instability during COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.

Panelists

Kelvin Watson

Director, Broward County Libraries

Barbara Brattin

Director, Kenosha Public Library

Suzy Daveluy

Deputy Director of Community Services Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library

Connections Summit 2020.10

Who is Presenting?

This summit features a great lineup of experts from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries.

You can expect to hear from SirsiDynix staff like Chief Executive Officer Bill Davison, Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson, Chief Marketing Officer Eric Keith, VP of Pre-Sales Solutions Rick Branham, Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer, Director of Marketing Robert Storer, and Director of Content Solutions Carolyn Morris!

Event Details

for
ALL LIBRARIES

Oct
27

Opening Day

11:00 am - 4:30 pm ET

Featuring a keynote panel discussion on libraries in times of instability, moderated by Matt Enis of Library Journal, tips for effectively marketing your library, and staying mentally strong in a time of uncertainty!

for
CUSTOMERS

Oct
28

Symphony Day

11:00 am - 5:20 pm ET

Covering topics like Symphony & Symphony Web, COVID resources from SirsiDynix, and going contactless with BLUEcloud Mobile!

Oct
28

EOS.Web Day

11:00 am - 2:40 pm ET

Covering topics like the OFC library user experience, new BCA features, and the EOS.Web Indexer Module!

Oct
29

Horizon Day

11:00 am - 5:05 pm ET

Covering topics like Horizon & Horizon Web, COVID configurations for BLUEcloud Circulation, and delivering open access content with CloudSource OA!

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Opening Day - Oct 27, 2020

Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
11:00 AM

Introductions and What to Expect for Today

Eric Keith
11:20 AM

Keynote Panel Discussion: Libraries in Times of Instability

In this keynote panel moderated by Matt Enis of Library Journal, learn from leaders Kelvin Watson, Barb Brattin, and Suzy Daveluy as they tell their stories about times of uncertainty and instability during COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.

Matt Enis,
Barbara Brattin,
Kelvin Watson,
Suzy Daveluy
12:05 PM

Advocating for Your Library: How to Effectively Defend your Budget

Make sure your library receives the funding it needs to continue serving your community. John Chratska from EveryLibrary will share his expertise on how to advocate for your library and effectively defend your budget.

Eric Keith,
John Chrastka
12:30 PM

How to Market Your Library with Authenticity

Marketing involves segmentation and targeting. This process can often lead to the identification of underserved minority populations. How can libraries reach these valuable communities without the marketing effort appearing disingenuous and pandering? During this presentation we will explore the challenges in marketing authentically and ethically to minority groups. During this tumultuous time in our nation, it is more important than ever to create meaningful relationships with our consumers. Marketing, when used authentically, can be a great first step toward unity. We will explore programming possibilities and outreach efforts to increase the library’s partnership with minority communities.

Sue Lucas
12:55 PM

Boone County Power of Libraries Story & How to Replicate Success

We are excited to introduce you to one of our Power of Libraries Award winners. Learn all about their amazing program and hear how you can replicate this at your library.

Eric Keith
1:05 PM BREAK
1:25 PM

Broward County Power of Libraries Story & How to Replicate Success

We are excited to introduce you to one of our Power of Libraries Award winners. Learn all about their amazing program and hear how you can replicate this at your library.

Eric Keith
1:35 PM

Helping Libraries Meet Challenges Related to Mental Health and Mental Illness

This presentation will discuss the following pertinent topics: Acknowledging mental health in our workplaces, the importance of being proactive, educating and training staff, offering services and programs (including virtual programming), developing partnerships, and stress and anxiety related to reopening.

Joseph Meisner
1:55 PM

Taking Care of Yourself and Staying Mentally Strong in a Time of Uncertainty

Psychology and Neuroscience professor Julianne Holt-Lunstand will provide insight into the effects of COVID-19 on our mental health and offer helpful ways to cope with loneliness and keep our mental state strong.

Julianne Holt–Lunstad,
Robert Storer
2:25 PM

Using Libraries Transform for Awareness and Advocacy

In this session, learn how your library can use Libraries Transform for marketing, advocacy, fundraising and more. An initiative of the American Library Association, Libraries Transform provides free, turnkey messaging, graphics and best practices for libraries of all types. This session will include an overview of the free Libraries Transform toolkit, examples of campaign success stories and ideas for how all libraries can adapt these tools to fit their public awareness needs.

Heather Cho
2:45 PM BREAK
3:05 PM

Hamilton East Public Power of Libraries Story & How to Replicate Success

We are excited to introduce you to one of our Power of Libraries Award winners. Learn all about their amazing program and hear how you can replicate this at your library.

Eric Keith
3:15 PM

Survey Review: How Open Access is Changing the Content Landscape

Meredith Schwartz will be taking an in-depth look at the results of an open access survey ran by Library Journal. Learn how users and librarians are receiving the open access movement.

Meredith Schwartz
3:40 PM

Panel Discussion: How Open Access is Changing the Content Landscape

Join SirsiDynix Director of Content Solutions Carolyn Morris as she discuss the Open Access movement and how it can affect your library’s content collections with panelists including Terri Galloway, Lisa Hinchliffe and Linda Barr.

Carolyn Morris,
Teri Gallaway,
Linda Barr,
Lisa Hinchliffe
4:10 PM

Baker & Taylor @ SirsiDynix

Eric Keith
Start Time(ET) Title/Speaker
11:00 AM

Introductions and What to Expect for Today

Eric Keith
11:20 AM

Keynote Panel Discussion: Libraries in Times of Instability

Matt Enis

In this keynote panel moderated by Matt Enis of Library Journal, learn from leaders Kelvin Watson, Barb Brattin, and Suzy Daveluy as they tell their stories about times of uncertainty and instability during COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.

12:05 PM

Advocating for Your Library: How to Effectively Defend your Budget

Eric Keith

Make sure your library receives the funding it needs to continue serving your community. John Chratska from EveryLibrary will share his expertise on how to advocate for your library and effectively defend your budget.

12:30 PM

How to Market Your Library with Authenticity

Sue Lucas

Marketing involves segmentation and targeting. This process can often lead to the identification of underserved minority populations. How can libraries reach these valuable communities without the marketing effort appearing disingenuous and pandering? During this presentation we will explore the challenges in marketing authentically and ethically to minority groups. During this tumultuous time in our nation, it is more important than ever to create meaningful relationships with our consumers. Marketing, when used authentically, can be a great first step toward unity. We will explore programming possibilities and outreach efforts to increase the library’s partnership with minority communities.

12:55 PM

Boone County Power of Libraries Story & How to Replicate Success

Eric Keith

We are excited to introduce you to one of our Power of Libraries Award winners. Learn all about their amazing program and hear how you can replicate this at your library.

1:05 PM BREAK
1:25 PM

Broward County Power of Libraries Story & How to Replicate Success

Eric Keith

We are excited to introduce you to one of our Power of Libraries Award winners. Learn all about their amazing program and hear how you can replicate this at your library.

1:35 PM

Helping Libraries Meet Challenges Related to Mental Health and Mental Illness

Joseph Meisner

This presentation will discuss the following pertinent topics: Acknowledging mental health in our workplaces, the importance of being proactive, educating and training staff, offering services and programs (including virtual programming), developing partnerships, and stress and anxiety related to reopening.

1:55 PM

Taking Care of Yourself and Staying Mentally Strong in a Time of Uncertainty

Julianne Holt–Lunstad

Psychology and Neuroscience professor Julianne Holt-Lunstand will provide insight into the effects of COVID-19 on our mental health and offer helpful ways to cope with loneliness and keep our mental state strong.

2:25 PM

Using Libraries Transform for Awareness and Advocacy

Heather Cho

In this session, learn how your library can use Libraries Transform for marketing, advocacy, fundraising and more. An initiative of the American Library Association, Libraries Transform provides free, turnkey messaging, graphics and best practices for libraries of all types. This session will include an overview of the free Libraries Transform toolkit, examples of campaign success stories and ideas for how all libraries can adapt these tools to fit their public awareness needs.

2:45 PM BREAK
3:05 PM

Hamilton East Public Power of Libraries Story & How to Replicate Success

Eric Keith

We are excited to introduce you to one of our Power of Libraries Award winners. Learn all about their amazing program and hear how you can replicate this at your library.

3:15 PM

Survey Review: How Open Access is Changing the Content Landscape

Meredith Schwartz

Meredith Schwartz will be taking an in-depth look at the results of an open access survey ran by Library Journal. Learn how users and librarians are receiving the open access movement.

3:40 PM

Panel Discussion: How Open Access is Changing the Content Landscape

Carolyn Morris

Join SirsiDynix Director of Content Solutions Carolyn Morris as she discuss the Open Access movement and how it can affect your library’s content collections with panelists including Terri Galloway, Lisa Hinchliffe and Linda Barr.

4:10 PM

Baker & Taylor @ SirsiDynix

Eric Keith

Symphony - Oct 28, 2020

Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
11:00 AM

Introductions and What to Expect for Today

Eric Keith
11:15 AM

Tour de SirsiDynix Department Updates from Company Leaders

Hear from our CEO Bill Davison as he talks with each department head about the improvements they have been making to offer customers the Best Library User Experience.

Bill Davison
11:40 AM

COVID Resources Available from SirsiDynix

Join Rachel Bowell and Robert Storer as they discuss all the tools SD has put in place to help libraries navigate reopening during COVID-19, from an entire COVID-19 webinar series to a basecamp discussion forum where libraries from all over can share ideas.

Rachel Bowell,
Francis Beaumier,
Robert Storer
12:00 PM

Going Contactless with BLUEcloud Mobile

BLUEcloud Mobile has gone contactless! From Click & Collect and Patron Self-Service, Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer is covering all the new features of the most versatile patron app on the market.

Melissa Kulmer
12:15 PM

Look What’s Shakin’ With Circulation

Stay up-to-date on all the new BLUEcloud Circulation features, including special configurations for things like quarantining items and safely handling returned materials.

Andrea Downing
12:30 PM BREAK
12:55 PM

Symphony & Symphony Web: How to Get the Most out of your ILS

Unlock all the secrets of Symphony and SymphonyWeb with Product Manager Matthew Phillips!

Matthew Phillips
1:20 PM

What’s Sweet with your BlueCloud Suite

Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer walks you through our expanisve BLUEcloud Suite, from BLUEcloud Analytics to BLUEcloud Course Lists.

Melissa Kulmer
1:40 PM

MobileStaff—a MobileCirc de Soleil

MobileCirc got a makeover! With increased functionality and enhanced web services, MobileCirc is now MoblieStaff. Product Manager Carla Clark will be walking you through all the new features that make up MobileStaff.

Carla Clark
1:50 PM

BLUEcloud Analytics Deep Dive: Surfacing Insights from Your Data Sources

Looking to better interpret the data you’ve been pulling from BLUEcloud Analytics? Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she showcases how BLUEcloud Analytics can improve your library’s services.

Andrea Downing
2:05 PM

Using Symphony Data Control to Organize Data & Utilize API Tools

Join our VP of Pre-Sales, Content & Academic Solutions Rick Branham as he demonstrates how to use Symphony Data Control to make sure you’re getting the most out of your data and API tools.

Rick Branham
2:20 PM

Consulting Services: A Catalog of Possibilities

Our experienced consultants are here to ensure your software is configured perfectly for your staff and your patrons. Learn how our consulting team can help streamline your processes and keep your software running smoothly.

Margaret Hansen
2:35 PM

Core Fitness: How to Keep Up With the SirsiDynix Roadmap and Plan for Symphony’s Next Version

Product Manager Matthew Phillips will make sure you stay up to date with the Symphony Roadmap! Find out what’s in store for the next version of your flexible ILS.

Matthew Phillips
3:00 PM BREAK
3:25 PM

5 Tips on How to Improve Enterprise Search Experience

Looking for a more seamless discovery experience? Join Pre-Sales Consultant Adam Viator as he walks you through our intuitive OPAC interface.

Adam Viator
3:40 PM

Why BLUEcloud Visibility+ has a Plus

Learn how to use BLUEcloud Visibility+ to extend your library’s reach, transform your MARC records, and enhance your discovery through linked data and an easily harvestable catalog.

Lauri McIntosh
3:55 PM

Web Services for Symphony: To BLUEcloud and Beyond

Ready to make the switch? Get all the latest on SymphonyWeb, our cloud-based ILS that runs like a WorkFlows client. Say goodbye to spending time on updates and administration and hello to the convenience of a web browser!

Brent Thompson
4:05 PM

What’s New with the Community Engagement Platform

Our latest product is here! Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she covers all things CEP — from sending targeted emails to booking rooms and events straight from your website.

Andrea Downing
4:20 PM

CloudSource OA: The Easy and Affordable Way to Deliver Open Access Content to Your Users

The CloudSource OA pilot program has officially launched! Learn all about the Open Access movement and how it is changing the landscape of libraries everywhere—and saving them money in the process.

Rick Branham,
Carolyn Morris
4:40 PM

BLUEcloud Course Lists: Bridging the Triangle Between Library, Faculty, and Students

BLUEcloud Course Lists has made it easier than ever to connect your students with the materials they need. Join Pre-Sales Consultant III Adam Viator as he covers all the recent updates made to BC Course Lists.

Adam Viator
4:55 PM

Beyond Core: The Latest in BLUEcloud Staff and Discovery

Join our Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson as she covers all the recent improvements made to the BLUEcloud suite and gives insight into what’s next for all your favorite BC products.

Berit Nelson
Start Time(ET) Title/Speaker
11:00 AM

Introductions and What to Expect for Today

Eric Keith
11:15 AM

Tour de SirsiDynix Department Updates from Company Leaders

Bill Davison

Hear from our CEO Bill Davison as he talks with each department head about the improvements they have been making to offer customers the Best Library User Experience.

11:40 AM

COVID Resources Available from SirsiDynix

Rachel Bowell

Join Rachel Bowell and Robert Storer as they discuss all the tools SD has put in place to help libraries navigate reopening during COVID-19, from an entire COVID-19 webinar series to a basecamp discussion forum where libraries from all over can share ideas.

12:00 PM

Going Contactless with BLUEcloud Mobile

Melissa Kulmer

BLUEcloud Mobile has gone contactless! From Click & Collect and Patron Self-Service, Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer is covering all the new features of the most versatile patron app on the market.

12:15 PM

Look What’s Shakin’ With Circulation

Andrea Downing

Stay up-to-date on all the new BLUEcloud Circulation features, including special configurations for things like quarantining items and safely handling returned materials.

12:30 PM BREAK
12:55 PM

Symphony & Symphony Web: How to Get the Most out of your ILS

Matthew Phillips

Unlock all the secrets of Symphony and SymphonyWeb with Product Manager Matthew Phillips!

1:20 PM

What’s Sweet with your BlueCloud Suite

Melissa Kulmer

Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer walks you through our expanisve BLUEcloud Suite, from BLUEcloud Analytics to BLUEcloud Course Lists.

1:40 PM

MobileStaff—a MobileCirc de Soleil

Carla Clark

MobileCirc got a makeover! With increased functionality and enhanced web services, MobileCirc is now MoblieStaff. Product Manager Carla Clark will be walking you through all the new features that make up MobileStaff.

1:50 PM

BLUEcloud Analytics Deep Dive: Surfacing Insights from Your Data Sources

Andrea Downing

Looking to better interpret the data you’ve been pulling from BLUEcloud Analytics? Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she showcases how BLUEcloud Analytics can improve your library’s services.

2:05 PM

Using Symphony Data Control to Organize Data & Utilize API Tools

Rick Branham

Join our VP of Pre-Sales, Content & Academic Solutions Rick Branham as he demonstrates how to use Symphony Data Control to make sure you’re getting the most out of your data and API tools.

2:20 PM

Consulting Services: A Catalog of Possibilities

Margaret Hansen

Our experienced consultants are here to ensure your software is configured perfectly for your staff and your patrons. Learn how our consulting team can help streamline your processes and keep your software running smoothly.

2:35 PM

Core Fitness: How to Keep Up With the SirsiDynix Roadmap and Plan for Symphony’s Next Version

Matthew Phillips

Product Manager Matthew Phillips will make sure you stay up to date with the Symphony Roadmap! Find out what’s in store for the next version of your flexible ILS.

3:00 PM BREAK
3:25 PM

5 Tips on How to Improve Enterprise Search Experience

Adam Viator

Looking for a more seamless discovery experience? Join Pre-Sales Consultant Adam Viator as he walks you through our intuitive OPAC interface.

3:40 PM

Why BLUEcloud Visibility+ has a Plus

Lauri McIntosh

Learn how to use BLUEcloud Visibility+ to extend your library’s reach, transform your MARC records, and enhance your discovery through linked data and an easily harvestable catalog.

3:55 PM

Web Services for Symphony: To BLUEcloud and Beyond

Brent Thompson

Ready to make the switch? Get all the latest on SymphonyWeb, our cloud-based ILS that runs like a WorkFlows client. Say goodbye to spending time on updates and administration and hello to the convenience of a web browser!

4:05 PM

What’s New with the Community Engagement Platform

Andrea Downing

Our latest product is here! Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she covers all things CEP — from sending targeted emails to booking rooms and events straight from your website.

4:20 PM

CloudSource OA: The Easy and Affordable Way to Deliver Open Access Content to Your Users

Rick Branham

The CloudSource OA pilot program has officially launched! Learn all about the Open Access movement and how it is changing the landscape of libraries everywhere—and saving them money in the process.

4:40 PM

BLUEcloud Course Lists: Bridging the Triangle Between Library, Faculty, and Students

Adam Viator

BLUEcloud Course Lists has made it easier than ever to connect your students with the materials they need. Join Pre-Sales Consultant III Adam Viator as he covers all the recent updates made to BC Course Lists.

4:55 PM

Beyond Core: The Latest in BLUEcloud Staff and Discovery

Berit Nelson

Join our Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson as she covers all the recent improvements made to the BLUEcloud suite and gives insight into what’s next for all your favorite BC products.

EOS.Web - Oct 28, 2020

Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
11:00 AM

Introduction for the Day

Jeff Smith
11:10 AM

The OCC Library User Experience

Vesselina Stoytcheva
11:20 AM

Highlighting New Materials on Your OPAC

Mike Matheson
11:35 AM

Using EOS.Web’s Digital Repository

Bryan Long
11:45 AM

To Protect, to Guard, and to Serve : Using the Classification Management Module

Debi Washington
12:00 PM

New BCA Features and Reports Added Since Last Year

Daniel Fitz-Enz
12:15 PM BREAK
12:35 PM

2020 Challenging Times in a Corporate Library

Amy Smith
12:45 PM

Meet Your Library Relations Manager

Jeff Smith,
Katie Tucker
1:10 PM

Finding Hidden Treasures with EOS.Web’s Indexer Module

Bryan Long
1:10 PM

Revisiting Routing E-Journal to End-Users Using Electronic Content Manager

Daniel Fitz-Enz
1:25 PM

EOS.Web Product Roadmap: 20/21

Jill Moen
1:35 PM BREAK
1:50 PM

Monthly User Group Meeting

Jeff Smith
Start Time(ET) Title/Speaker
11:00 AM

Introduction for the Day

Jeff Smith
11:10 AM

The OCC Library User Experience

Vesselina Stoytcheva
11:20 AM

Highlighting New Materials on Your OPAC

Mike Matheson
11:35 AM

Using EOS.Web’s Digital Repository

Bryan Long
11:45 AM

To Protect, to Guard, and to Serve : Using the Classification Management Module

Debi Washington
12:00 PM

New BCA Features and Reports Added Since Last Year

Daniel Fitz-Enz
12:15 PM BREAK
12:35 PM

2020 Challenging Times in a Corporate Library

Amy Smith
12:45 PM

Meet Your Library Relations Manager

Jeff Smith
1:10 PM

Finding Hidden Treasures with EOS.Web’s Indexer Module

Bryan Long
1:10 PM

Revisiting Routing E-Journal to End-Users Using Electronic Content Manager

Daniel Fitz-Enz
1:25 PM

EOS.Web Product Roadmap: 20/21

Jill Moen
1:35 PM BREAK
1:50 PM

Monthly User Group Meeting

Jeff Smith

Horizon - Oct 29, 2020

Start Time (ET) Title Speaker
11:00 AM

Introductions and What to Expect for Today

Eric Keith
11:15 AM

Tour de SirsiDynix Department Updates from Company Leaders

Hear from our CEO Bill Davison as he talks with each department head about the improvements they have been making to offer customers the Best Library User Experience.

Bill Davison
11:40 AM

COVID Resources Available from SirsiDynix

Join Rachel Bowell and Robert Storer as they discuss all the tools SD has put in place to help libraries navigate reopening during COVID-19, from an entire COVID-19 webinar series to a basecamp discussion forum where libraries from all over can share ideas.

Rachel Bowell,
Robert Storer,
Francis Beaumier
12:00 PM

Going Contactless with BLUEcloud Mobile

BLUEcloud Mobile has gone contactless! From Click & Collect and Patron Self-Service, Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer is covering all the new features of the most versatile patron app on the market.

Melissa Kulmer
12:15 PM

Look What’s Shakin’ With Circulation

Stay up-to-date on all the new BLUEcloud Circulation features, including special configurations for things like quarantining items and safely handling returned materials.

Andrea Downing
12:30 PM BREAK
12:55 PM

Horizon: How to Get the Most out of your ILS

Unlock all the secrets of Horizon with Director of Customer Engagement Ken Bonney!

Ken Bonney
1:20 PM

What’s Sweet with your BlueCloud Suite

Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer walks you through our expanisve BLUEcloud Suite, from BLUEcloud Analytics to BLUEcloud Course Lists.

Melissa Kulmer
1:40 PM

MobileStaff—a MobileCirc de Soleil

MobileCirc got a makeover! With increased functionality and enhanced web services, MobileCirc is now MoblieStaff. Product Manager Carla Clark will be walking you through all the new features that make up MobileStaff.

Carla Clark
1:50 PM

BLUEcloud Analytics Deep Dive: Surfacing Insights from Your Data Sources

Looking to better interpret the data you’ve been pulling from BLUEcloud Analytics? Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she showcases how BLUEcloud Analytics can improve your library’s services.

Andrea Downing
2:05 PM

Consulting Services: A Catalog of Possibilities

Our experienced consultants are here to ensure your software is configured perfectly for your staff and your patrons. Learn how our consulting team can help streamline your processes and keep your software running smoothly.

Margaret Hansen
2:20 PM

Core Fitness: How to Keep Up With the SirsiDynix Roadmap and Plan for Horizon’s Next Version

Product Manager Brent Thompson will make sure you stay up to date with the Horizon Roadmap! Find out what’s in store for your flexible ILS.

Brent Thompson
2:45 PM BREAK
3:10 PM

5 Tips on How to Improve Enterprise Search Experience

Looking for a more seamless discovery experience? Join Pre-Sales Consultant Adam Viator as he walks you through our intuitive OPAC interface.

Adam Viator
3:25 PM

Why BLUEcloud Visibility+ has a Plus

Learn how to use BLUEcloud Visibility+ to extend your library’s reach, transform your MARC records, and enhance your discovery through linked data and an easily harvestable catalog.

Lauri McIntosh
3:40 PM

Web Services for Horizon: To BLUEcloud and Beyond

Ready to make the switch? Get all the latest on web services for Horizon so you can say goodbye to spending time on updates and administration and hello to the convenience of a web browser!

Brent Thompson
3:50 PM

What’s New with the Community Engagement Platform

Our latest product is here! Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she covers all things CEP — from sending targeted emails to booking rooms and events straight from your website.

Andrea Downing
4:05 PM

CloudSource OA: The Easy and Affordable Way to Deliver Open Access Content to Your Users

The CloudSource OA pilot program has officially launched! Learn all about the Open Access movement and how it is changing the landscape of libraries everywhere—and saving them money in the process.

Rick Branham,
Carolyn Morris
4:25 PM

BLUEcloud Course Lists: Bridging the Triangle Between Library, Faculty, and Students

BLUEcloud Course Lists has made it easier than ever to connect your students with the materials they need. Join Pre-Sales Consultant III Adam Viator as he covers all the recent updates made to BC Course Lists.

Adam Viator
4:40 PM

Beyond Core: The Latest in BLUEcloud Staff and Discovery

Join our Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson as she covers all the recent improvements made to the BLUEcloud suite and gives insight into what’s next for all your favorite BC products.

Berit Nelson
Start Time(ET) Title/Speaker
11:00 AM

Introductions and What to Expect for Today

Eric Keith
11:15 AM

Tour de SirsiDynix Department Updates from Company Leaders

Bill Davison

Hear from our CEO Bill Davison as he talks with each department head about the improvements they have been making to offer customers the Best Library User Experience.

11:40 AM

COVID Resources Available from SirsiDynix

Rachel Bowell

Join Rachel Bowell and Robert Storer as they discuss all the tools SD has put in place to help libraries navigate reopening during COVID-19, from an entire COVID-19 webinar series to a basecamp discussion forum where libraries from all over can share ideas.

12:00 PM

Going Contactless with BLUEcloud Mobile

Melissa Kulmer

BLUEcloud Mobile has gone contactless! From Click & Collect and Patron Self-Service, Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer is covering all the new features of the most versatile patron app on the market.

12:15 PM

Look What’s Shakin’ With Circulation

Andrea Downing

Stay up-to-date on all the new BLUEcloud Circulation features, including special configurations for things like quarantining items and safely handling returned materials.

12:30 PM BREAK
12:55 PM

Horizon: How to Get the Most out of your ILS

Ken Bonney

Unlock all the secrets of Horizon with Director of Customer Engagement Ken Bonney!

1:20 PM

What’s Sweet with your BlueCloud Suite

Melissa Kulmer

Director of Pre-Sales Solutions Melissa Kulmer walks you through our expanisve BLUEcloud Suite, from BLUEcloud Analytics to BLUEcloud Course Lists.

1:40 PM

MobileStaff—a MobileCirc de Soleil

Carla Clark

MobileCirc got a makeover! With increased functionality and enhanced web services, MobileCirc is now MoblieStaff. Product Manager Carla Clark will be walking you through all the new features that make up MobileStaff.

1:50 PM

BLUEcloud Analytics Deep Dive: Surfacing Insights from Your Data Sources

Andrea Downing

Looking to better interpret the data you’ve been pulling from BLUEcloud Analytics? Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she showcases how BLUEcloud Analytics can improve your library’s services.

2:05 PM

Consulting Services: A Catalog of Possibilities

Margaret Hansen

Our experienced consultants are here to ensure your software is configured perfectly for your staff and your patrons. Learn how our consulting team can help streamline your processes and keep your software running smoothly.

2:20 PM

Core Fitness: How to Keep Up With the SirsiDynix Roadmap and Plan for Horizon’s Next Version

Brent Thompson

Product Manager Brent Thompson will make sure you stay up to date with the Horizon Roadmap! Find out what’s in store for your flexible ILS.

2:45 PM BREAK
3:10 PM

5 Tips on How to Improve Enterprise Search Experience

Adam Viator

Looking for a more seamless discovery experience? Join Pre-Sales Consultant Adam Viator as he walks you through our intuitive OPAC interface.

3:25 PM

Why BLUEcloud Visibility+ has a Plus

Lauri McIntosh

Learn how to use BLUEcloud Visibility+ to extend your library’s reach, transform your MARC records, and enhance your discovery through linked data and an easily harvestable catalog.

3:40 PM

Web Services for Horizon: To BLUEcloud and Beyond

Brent Thompson

Ready to make the switch? Get all the latest on web services for Horizon so you can say goodbye to spending time on updates and administration and hello to the convenience of a web browser!

3:50 PM

What’s New with the Community Engagement Platform

Andrea Downing

Our latest product is here! Join Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Andrea Downing as she covers all things CEP — from sending targeted emails to booking rooms and events straight from your website.

4:05 PM

CloudSource OA: The Easy and Affordable Way to Deliver Open Access Content to Your Users

Rick Branham

The CloudSource OA pilot program has officially launched! Learn all about the Open Access movement and how it is changing the landscape of libraries everywhere—and saving them money in the process.

4:25 PM

BLUEcloud Course Lists: Bridging the Triangle Between Library, Faculty, and Students

Adam Viator

BLUEcloud Course Lists has made it easier than ever to connect your students with the materials they need. Join Pre-Sales Consultant III Adam Viator as he covers all the recent updates made to BC Course Lists.

4:40 PM

Beyond Core: The Latest in BLUEcloud Staff and Discovery

Berit Nelson

Join our Chief Product Officer Berit Nelson as she covers all the recent improvements made to the BLUEcloud suite and gives insight into what’s next for all your favorite BC products.

How Do I Access Connections Summit?

Connections Summit is a live online event. You can come and go during the conference depending on your schedule and interests. Ahead of time, you can test your connection and browser here.

 

All sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the conference is over. If you’ve missed previous Connections Summits, you can view those sessions here.

 

For more information about Connections Summit, please contact us.