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LOUIS Welcomes John McDonald as the Keynote Speaker at LUC 2017

by LOUIS Libraries on 2017-09-05T09:48:00-05:00 in LUC 2017, EBSCO | Comments

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: LOUIS is excited to welcome John McDonald, Director of Product Management at EBSCO Information Services, as the keynote speaker at the 2017 LOUIS Users Conference.  Mr. McDonald's keynote address, "Our Numbers Tell Our Story: Libraries in the Age of Analytics", will discuss how libraries are positioned in the age of analytics and how they can use library data to better serve their users and tell their stories to their communities and administrators. .

About John McDonald

John McDonald joined EBSCO Information Services in June 2017 as the Director of Product Management for Analytics & Assessment. His primary role is to lead the development of products and solutions that will address the issues that librarians face in collecting, storing and leveraging data so they can turn it into robust decision support systems to improve their services and collections. Previously, John had a 20 year career as an academic research librarian in a variety of roles at the University of Southern California, The Claremont Colleges, the California Institute of Technology, and Virginia Commonwealth University. A strong believer in the power of collaboration, John has participated in and held leadership positions in his local consortia, SCELC, most recently serving as Secretary to the Board of Directors. Active professionally, John has published a number of articles on collection development and information usage behaviors, with a focus on statistical analysis of data. His most recent work, with his research collaborators Jason Price and Michael Levine-Clark, was a large study of the effectiveness of library discovery systems on discovery of Open Access articles, following on previous studies on the statistical analysis of the effect of Library discovery systems on publisher-hosted journal usage. He is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 4th edition, forthcoming from Taylor & Francis. 

About LUC 2017

The conference will be held at the C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at Pennington Biomedical Research Center October 18-19, 2017, with pre-conference workshops on October 17, 2017. Conference attendees include information professionals from college and university libraries across the state, as well as partnering vendors. Conference sessions focus on affordable learning, information literacy instruction, collection development, library technology, and more. Visit the 2017 Conference web page at for more information.  

About EBSCO‚Äč

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, a program of the Board of Regents, is a consortium of 47 public and private college and university libraries in the state of Louisiana. Founded in 1992, LOUIS purchases and manages technology and resources to support the research, teaching, and learning needs of Louisiana's faculty and students in higher education.  Learn more at  

Contact Jaime K. Barrilleaux, LOUIS Web & Communication Program Manager, at for more information. 

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