Barnes & Noble College to Present at 2013 NACAS Annual Conference
October 14, 2013
Beginning October 27, Barnes & Noble College will join the nation’s largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education at the 2013 National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) Annual Conference. This year’s meeting, Making Today’s Dreams Tomorrow’s Reality, will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, and will run through October 29.
The NACAS Annual Conference attracts hundreds of attendees and exhibitors looking to share best practices and discuss opportunities and challenges facing today’s higher education professionals. Barnes & Noble College will join over 150 exhibitors at the networking forum, demonstrating its products and services for NACAS members from 700 U.S. and 70 international institutions.
What’s Next for Campus Stores: Shaping the Conversation
As the needs and expectations of college and university students continue to expand and evolve, so too must the offerings of the campus bookstores that serve them. Barnes & Noble College will be part of the dialogue shaping the products and services that support higher education. Conference attendees will hear its knowledgeable team members weigh in on the latest and greatest in the industry during several educational sessions throughout the show.
Chosen for demonstrated abilities as auxiliary service professionals, Barnes & Noble College will contribute to the following five sessions:
The Future Of Digital Textbooks
Jade Roth, Vice President of Books & Digital Strategy, will co-present The Future of Digital Textbooks with Pearson’s Jerome Grant, Todd Summer of San Diego State University, indiCo’s Elizabeth Riddle, and Jacky Grant of the Open Doors Group. The representatives will discuss the role of eReaders and other emerging learning platforms in accelerating the future of education and identify new opportunities for auxilliary services to support a digital landscape.
Understanding Millennial Shopping Preferences
Barnes & Noble College Vice President of Marketing & Operations Lisa Malat and Regional Manager Marc Eckhart will guide attendees towards Understanding Millennial Shopping Preferences with campus partner Shane Hinckley of Texas A&M University. The presenters will explore how savvy NextGen shoppers affect campus store purchasing patterns and enliven the marketplace through their insistence on versatility, style and value.
Today’s Digital Learning Environment
Director of Digital Education for Barnes & Noble College Nicole Guerrieri will present with Lynn Clopton, Director of Student Services, Finance and Budget for Sam Houston State University. Guerrieri and Clopton will focus on understanding student and faculty preferences for integrating course materials and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Using the successful partnership between Barnes & Noble College and Sam Houston State as their case study, the presenters will help attendees understand content distribution and changes in consumption, as well as ways to balance the diverse requirements of faculty, students and campus administrators.
Increase Productivity While Decreasing Time
Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to hear Pam Bonnell, Director of Learning & Development for Barnes & Noble College, and campus partner, Diane Reynolds, Director of Business Services for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) discuss the on-campus benefits experienced by VCU as a result of Barnes & Noble College’s recent collaboration with Franklin Covey organizational experts. Their discussion of the campus store’s implementation of new time management and strategic decision making skills will help attendees learn how to invest their time and energy most wisely.
Igniting the Faculty Connection
Guerrieri and Clopton will team up again on the third and final day of the conference to educate the audience on best practices for Igniting the Faculty Connection on their campuses. Implemented successfully at Sam Houston State, Barnes & Noble College’s most recent faculty engagement initiative seeks to inform faculty of the many time saving, cost effective solutions provided by the campus store. Guerrieri and Clopton will discuss how the Igniting program helps educators balance their growing responsibilities and options with their desire to provide students with the most affordable, engaging course material options.
Platinum Sponsor and Exhibitor
Attendees are encouraged to stop by Booth #501 to learn more about how Barnes & Noble College is delivering “What’s Next” on over 700 campuses by diversifying course material options to increase savings; building deep connections to students, faculty and alumni; and creating shopping destinations, both online and in-store. In addition to exhibiting, Barnes & Noble College is proud to serve as this year’s Platinum Sponsor of the NACAS Annual Conference to recognize the organization’s hard work and creativity in connecting the industry’s auxiliary service providers with its higher education professionals.
National Association of College and University Business Officers
Founded in 1969, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) is the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education. With members from leading colleges and universities throughout the United States and around the globe, NACAS serves as a “one stop connection for information, insight and opportunity,” enabling its members to build strong professional relationships.