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DEADLINE PASSED: The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community

By sgodbey on May 14, 2014 1:48 PM | Permalink

October 7-9, 2014

Extended Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2014

For more information:

Submit your proposal at

Twenty-first century librarianship has witnessed new forms of cooperation between librarians and the communities they serve. This conference will bring together academics and practitioners, including faculty and graduate students from library schools and iSchools, and academic, public and school librarians. The conference will focus on how collaboration and cross-disciplinary research can create new knowledge and chart a course for partnerships with deep and lasting impact.

The LRS VI Program Planning Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, posters and workshops. We welcome creative contributions from individuals and groups in the following theme areas.

Example themes include, but are not limited to:

New Paper: Davor Jedlicka

By David G. Schwartz on October 24, 2013 3:20 PM | Permalink

We have posted a new paper in the Occasional Paper Series:

Paper 23: October 2013
Davor Jedlicka. "Gaming Opportunities, Attractions, and Monorail Ridership in Las Vegas"

ABSTRACT: The history of Las Vegas monorail is presented in three stages: ideas, development and operations. The decline of ridership on the Las Vegas monorail is explained based on this history. The gravitational theory of people movement is used to propose overcoming the inertia to ride among the resorts. The gravitational theory suggests that monorail could contribute to the “Las Vegas Experience” as a force in attracting visitors from around the world. An increase in inter resort visitation rates via the monorail is likely to increase the overall gaming revenues and prevent the end of monorail operations.

View the paper here (pdf)

New Paper: Oliver Lovat, The Battle for Competitive Advantage in Las Vegas

By David G. Schwartz on July 19, 2012 11:11 AM | Permalink
I've posted the latest in the Occasional Paper Series:

Paper 19: July 2012
Oliver Lovat. "Pyramids to Players Clubs: The Battle for Competitive Advantage in Las Vegas"
ABSTRACT: The evolution of the Las Vegas casinos from owner operator to the institutionally financed and corporately managed casino-resort has been the predominant feature of the evolution of the US Gaming market in the past 30 years. This paper examines the strategic frameworks used by Las Vegas casino resorts and identifies the drivers for competitive advantage moving forward. Keywords: strategy, marketing, casinos, gaming, competitive advantage
View the paper here (pdf)

This is a fascinating look inside the marketing and loyalty strategies of several Las Vegas-based casino operators, and highly recommended reading.