ACRL @ ALA Annual Conference

Details about ACRL's activities at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 24 - 30, 2010.   Details about Annual Conference registration and housing are available here.

View the ACRL program insert from the May issue of C&RL News. The insert contains a listing of ACRL discussion and interest group meetings at Annual.

President's Program - This program has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Capitalizing on Crisis: Leading Libraries in the Post-Recession Era
ACRL/LLAMA/ASCLA
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Affecting positive change has always been a leadership test, but the current economic situation presents continuous obstacles that make it even more difficult for libraries to achieve their missions. Declining funding, library closings, service eliminations, and staff layoffs are, unfortunately, commonplace. Rather than taking a fatalistic attitude during these hard times, be challenged by our keynote speaker and reactors to think and act differently as a leader when facing uncertainty and crisis.

Prior to the program, join ACRL and LLAMA at a joint awards presentation from 8:30-10:00 a.m.  Coffee will be served.

ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting

Saturday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
ACRL leaders will meet with first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience (as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL). A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

Preconferences

Creating a Successful 21st Century Learning Environment  - Friday, June 25, 2010
This preconference will introduce participants to techniques and strategies for creating 21st Century library environments and spaces, including the use of data-driven decision making and 2.0 technologies, the creation of broad avenues of input and partnerships, and the development of associated timelines and budgets. 

Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data  - Friday, June 25, 2010
Learn about mashups, how they can be used, and hear about examples from libraries around the world. 

Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors: Designing Innovative Library Instruction - Friday, June 25, 2010
Intended for those teaching in information literacy programs who have limited to basic knowledge of pedagogy or instructional design, this active session will be based on a broad discussion of pedagogical approaches to library instruction.

Programs

ACRL Programs at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

AASL/ACRL | AAMES | AFAS | ANSS | Arts | CJCLS | CLS | Coypright Committee | DLS | EBSS | Committee on Ethics | IS | International Relations Committee | LPSS | MARL | Research Committee | RBMS | SEES | ULS | WESS & LES | WSS | Individual Proposal #1 | Individual Proposal #2 | Individual Proposal #3 | Individual Proposal #4 |

Sequenced Learning: Applying Information Literacy Continuously Across K-20
AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy
Saturday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

A panel of experts will present on the process of teaching information literacy at grade levels from kindergarten through graduate school and will address the information literacy transitions that occur when a student graduates from a school that teaches one set of grades and enters a school or college that teaches the next higher grades. The panel will also consider ways to manage the information literacy program in a challenged economic environment.

Teaching AAME Resources by Using Primary Source Materials from Special Collections: An Innovative Approach to Library Instruction
ACRL-AAMES
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Using primary sources from special collections for teaching bibliographic instruction sessions to students of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, the availability of web 2.0 technologies is very useful for teaching and promoting primary sources in an innovative way to students in these disciplines. The aim of this program is to demonstrate efforts taken by subject specialists and special collections librarians to integrate these materials from their libraries' collections for bibliographic instruction. Co-sponsored by ACRL RBMS and the Chinese American Librarians Association.

Speakers: David Easterbrook, George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator, Melville J Herskovits Library of African Studies Northwestern University; Triveni Kuchi, South Asia and Sociology Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries; Shuyong Jiang, Associate Professor and Chinese Studies Librarian/Cataloging Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mary Jane Deeb, Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

Mary-Jane Deeb - PowerPoint
Shuyong Jiang - Presentation
David Easterbrook - PowerPoint
David Easterbrook - Handout

Digitization: Preserving and Open Access to African-American Collections
ACRL-AFAS
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

African-American history is still incomplete. Digital collections opens up new possibilities for researchers to draw conclusions about the past, therefore, creating opportunities for new cutting edge information. This new technology enhances opportunities for libraries to develop digital projects. This program will enable participants to see benefits of beginning or refining current digitization projects and identify tools that will enable them to assess or enhance their programs within their home institutions.

Speakers: Ida E. Jones, Assistant Curator, Manuscript Division, Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University; Ira Revels, Project Manager, HBCU-CUL Digital Collections, Cornell University; Robert Cox, Head, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change
ACRL-ANSS
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Libraries have long promoted social causes and supported social movements, like the fight for civil rights and the women's movement.  And librarians are working to both preserve this grassroots history and to educate their communities about today's social issues. For this program, activists, historians, librarians and other creative thinkers will discuss their research and involvement in promoting civic engagement and human rights, inviting conversation about how librarians can become engaged in social movements. 8-11am, breakfast served.

Speakers: Cheryl Knott Malone, Associate Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona; John Feffer, Writing Fellow, Provisions Library; Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Distinguished University Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida; Moderator, Annie C. Paprocki, Anthropology and Sociology Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How We Memorialize: The Art and Politics of Public Memorialization
ACRL-Arts
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The program will examine emotional, spiritual and intellectual responses to public memorials and consider political issues involved in their creation. In addition, the program will examine, within the context of the nature of the public memorial, how the act of memorializing is evolving. What is the definition of a memorial? Is this definition being recast in light of virtual or transitory memorials? How does one document and “preserve” memorials that are not physical or permanent?

This program will be supported by a bibliography, and by a supplement to the Washington, D.C. ArtsGuide that will selectively identify memorials and monuments in the D.C. area and briefly discuss the history of their design and construction.  Both documents will be made available on the Arts Section's web page.

Speakers: Kirk Savage, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh; Davis Buckley, President, Davis Buckley Architects and Planners; Moderator, Eric A. Kidwell, Director of the Library and Professor, Huntingdon College

Yours, Mine and Ours: Moving Students through the Information Literacy Ladder from High School through Community College to the College/University Level
ACRL-CJCLS
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Librarians in high schools and higher education recognize that collaboration is the best way to foster the understanding of information literacy in students as they move through our institutions. Beginning with Information Power and moving on to ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, this program will discuss the issue of collaboration between the two groups as well as give examples of high school/academic collaboration projects and their assessment.

Speakers: Jill Thompson, Librarian, Greencastle-Antrim High School; Tom Reinsfelder, Reference / Instruction Librarian, Penn State Mont Alto; Diane C. Strock, Librarian, Waynesboro Area Senior High School; Patti Pfau, Instructional Services Librarian, Hartford Community College; Megan Oakleaf, Assistant Professor, iSchool at Syracuse University; Patricia L. Owen, District Librarian and Information Resource Coordinator, Eastwood Local Schools; Ken Burhanna, Head, Instructional Services, Kent State University; Moderator, Alice Lubrecht, Director, Bureau of State Library, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Ken Burhanna - PowerPoint
Ken Burhanna - Handout
Patti Owen - Website
Patti Pfau - Presentation
Tom Reinsfelder - Presentation

Librarians Just Need to Have Fun: Utilizing Fun and Humor in the Library Workplace to Enhance Employee Performance
ACRL-CLS
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This program will address the important role that fun and humor play in creating a positive work environment and how these concepts can enhance employee motivation and performance. The program will include a panel of librarians who have in past practice successfully utilized fun and humor in their workplace.

Speakers: Teresa Doherty, Access Librarian and Head, Circulation and Information Services, Virginia Commonwealth University; Erin L. Davis, Reference Librarian, Utah State University; Patricia Van Zandt, Director of Scholarly Resources, and Research Services, Southern Methodist University; Frances Weinstein Yates, Library Director, Indiana University East; Moderator, Ann Watson, Library Director, Ohio University Lancaster

Frances Weinstein Yates - PowerPoint
Patricia Van Zandt - PowerPoint
Erin L. Davis - PowerPoint
Teresa Doherty - PowerPoint

Why WIPO? Why International Copyright Matters
Copyright Committee
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The U.S. library community is at the forefront of efforts to shape copyright laws that provide the broadest possible uses of information into the future. Panelists will discuss current issues in international copyright and efforts to influence the development of copyright law and policy within the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Learn about the ALA International Copyright Advocacy Program that is addressing issues at the international level.

Speakers: Carrie Russell, Program Director, ALA Office of Information Technology Policy; Janice T. Pilch, Associate Professor of Library Administration, Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Winston Tabb Sheridan, Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University; Jonathan Band, PLLC, Technology and Law Policy

The Open Access Debate: a Conversation
ACRL-DLS
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

License restrictions and increased costs of scholarly journals are limiting the access to articles for distance students. Can Open Access help them? Representatives from the following areas will discuss their perspectives on Open Access and collection development in libraries: Collection Development, SPARC, Publishers, and NIH. Co-sponsored by the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee.

Speakers: Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC); Lia Hemphill, Director of Collection Development, Nova Southeastern University; David Gillikin, Chief, Bibliographic Services Division, National Library of Medicine; Dori Gardner, Manager, Universal Access, Elsevier

News Literacy and Preservation: Finding, Using, and Losing the News
ACRL-EBSS
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

In the age of blogging, wikis, and social networking, the ways we harvest news are changing and the proliferation and transitory nature of news creates archiving challenges. How do we help students integrate and evaluate nontraditional news sources versus established journalistic practices? How do we preserve and provide access to both traditional and nontraditional sources? Join EBSS in a panel discussion on the issues of news literacy and preservation.  This program is co-sponsored by ACRL IS.

The EBSS Research Forum will immediately follow.

Speakers: Debora Cheney, The Larry and Ellen Foster Communications Librarian and Head, News and Microforms Library, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries; Hannah Sommers, Broadcast Librarian, National Public Radio; Meg Smith, Researcher, The Washington Post; Bernard Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries; Moderator, Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Public Services, Butler Libraries, Butler University; Moderator, Lori Mestre, Head, Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Last Fair Deal Gone Down: Ethical Considerations in Library Vendor Relations
Committee on Ethics
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Vendor relations within libraries are critical and multifaceted, impacting everyone involved. Relationships can be institutional or individual in nature, involving purchases, sponsorships and grants. In the tightly woven library world, personal friendships exist and many colleagues have worked in both libraries and as vendors. What are the ethical considerations when negotiating contracts, sponsoring or attending events, accepting grants? How do personal ethics intersect/inform professional ethics? A panel of speakers will discuss these and other issues.

Speakers: Margaret Mellinger, Engineering Librarian (Project Lead, Library à la Carte), Oregon State University Libraries; Kittie S. Henderson, Director, Academic and Law Divisions, EBSCO Information Services; Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development and Management, California Digital Library; Moderator, Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, University of California, Irvine

Question, Find, Evaluate, Apply: Translating Evidence Based Practice to Information Literacy Instruction
ACRL-IS
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

A strong relationship exists between the process of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and information literacy standards: both rely on the same method to fulfill a research need. How can academic librarians adapt EBP to market and teach information literacy? How can EBP inform assessment and improvement of information literacy programs? The program includes a panel of experts presenting their approaches to EBP and information literacy and time for participant reflection and discussion.  This program is co-sponsored by ACRL EBSS.

Speakers: Megan Oakleaf, Assistant Professor in the iSchool, Syracuse University; Diana Wakimoto, Online Literacy Librarian, California State University, East Bay; Moderator, Amy Deuink, Reference Librarian, Penn State Altoona; Moderator, Michele Ostrow, Head, Library Instruction Services, University of Texas

Bibliography

Technology and Academic Libraries in Developing Nations
International Relations Committee
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Well-known speakers will address libraries in developing nations, including the barriers in introducing technology. They will also suggest ways to bridge the digital gap between the libraries of developed and developing nations. This program is co-sponsored by ACRL/AAMES, ACRL/SEES, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the ALCTS International Relations Committee (IRC), the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT), and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA).

Speakers: Sohair F. Wastawy, Chief Librarian, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt; Ching-Chih Chen, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College; Peter R. Young,  Chief, Asian Division, Library of Congress;  Jesus Lau, Director, USBI VER Library, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico; Ellen Tise, President, IFLA, Senior Director, Library and Information Services, J.S. Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; Moderator, R.N. Sharma, Dean of the Library, Monmouth University

Participatory Democracy in an Internet Age
ACRL-LPSS
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The 2008 elections were a potential watershed moment for the intersection of politics and the Internet. Candidates and voters connected in new ways reshaping campaign planning, discourse and politics. New mediums of communication from the campaign trail, such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other social networking tools may radically alter U.S. democratic institutions, including how Americans get information about and interact with public officials. Learn how the Internet is transforming participation in the political process.

Speakers:  David Karpf, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Taubman Center for Public Policy, Brown University; Decker Ngongang, VP of Programs, Mobilize.org; Bryce Cullinane, Deputy Director, Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, George Washington University

David Karpf PowerPoint (PPT) | Program Audio Podcast

Pecha Kucha Presentations of Marketing Ideas that Worked in Academic Libraries
ACRL-MARL
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

This session presents strategies and marketing initiatives implemented successfully in an academic library setting. Three award winning librarians will share success stories in a panel presentation about winning the ACRL Marketing Award or the John Cotton Dana Award. Six additional speakers will then present in a lightening round (pecha kucha), explaining marketing strategies that worked in their library. Pecha kucha is a rapid fire, 6 minute 30 second presentation using 20 PowerPoint slides.

Speakers: Kerri Odess-Harnish, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College; Carol Lee Anderson, Associate Librarian, University at Albany, State University of New York; Mary E. Fairbairn, Instructional Services / Reference Librarian,  Furman University; Allen Lanham, Dean of Library Services, Eastern Illinois University; Maryke Barber, Outreach and Arts Liaison Librarian, Hollins University; Lynda Duke, Academic Outreach Librarian, Associate Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University;  Barbara Whitney Petruzzelli, Director of the Library, Mount Saint Mary College; Toni Tucker, Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries, Illinois State University; Mae L. Rodney, Director of Library Services, Winston-Salem State University; Jennifer Church-Duran, Assistant Dean for User Services, University of Kansas; Selene Colburn, Assistant to the Dean of Libraries for External Relations, University of Vermont

It Takes Two: Co-Writing Across Disciplines
Research Program Committee
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Two sets of panelists, each with a librarian and an LIS faculty member, will discuss the process and strategies for collaborating to bridge theory and praxis. The panelists will discuss how "researching together" informs their work and will encourage others to engage collaboratively in research and writing efforts. Panelists will discuss their collaborative work and engage directly with attendees to explore the process of collaboration, from conception, through methodology and findings, to communication of results.

Speakers: John M. Budd, Professor, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri; Nicole Saylor, Head of Digital Library Services, University of Iowa Libraries; James Elmborg, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa; Sheril Hook, Collaborative Curriculum Development Librarian, University of Toronto

To Catch a Thief: Cataloging and the Security of Special Collections
ACRL-RBMS
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

How can libraries fulfill the need to expose and provide access to their collections while simultaneously protecting them? Can full catalog records deter theft? How have these records been instrumental in identifying and reclaiming stolen materials? Recognizing ongoing pressures on technical service staff and library administrators due to budget cutbacks and competing priorities, we will explore how balancing faster and cheaper cataloging with sufficiently robust descriptions benefits the security of special collections in libraries.

Speakers: Bonnie Magness-Gardiner, Program Manager, FBI Art Theft Program; Mark Dimunation, Chief, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress; Jennifer Schaffner, Program Officer, OCLC; Travis McDade, Curator of Law Rare Books, University of Illinois; Moderator, Nina Schneider, Head Cataloger, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA

Area Studies Librarianship, Globalization and Interdisciplinary Studies in Today’s and Tomorrow’s Academic and Research Libraries
ACRL-SEES
Sunday, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

For decades area studies librarians have collected information about other societies, languages, and cultures. Now more than ever, such information is of vital US strategic interest. Area studies librarianship has always been interdisciplinary by nature, providing resources from around the world for scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural and hard sciences. This program addresses the current and future role of areas studies librarianship in academic and research libraries amid the discussion of global and interdisciplinary studies.

Speakers:
James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University; Maria Carlson, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas; Dan Hazen, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development, Harvard University; Moderator, Beverly Lynch, UCLA Professor of Information Studies and Director of the UCLA Senior Fellows Program and the California Rare Book School; Moderator, Jon Giullian, Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas

Federal Friends: Creating Greater Access to and Support for Science and Technology Information
ACRL-STS
Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Federal agencies are essential sources of science and technology information. When federal agencies & institutions face economic cuts, impacts to the creation and dissemination of scientific information is felt by academic and research libraries worldwide. The program will discuss the complexities between federal, academic and depository libraries and share examples of how these entities can work together to maximize resources. The panel will be followed by a poster session and reception.

Speakers: Michelle Cadoree-Bradley, Science Reference Specialist, Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress; Cynthia Etkin, Senior Program Planning Specialist, Office of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office; Tim Byrne, Senior Outreach Librarian, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI);  Deborah Balsamo, National Program Manager, EPA National Library Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Doria Grimes, Chief, Contract Operations Branch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library; Moderator, Karen Vargas,  Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region

Demonstrating Excellence in Higher Education: What Universities are Doing, What Libraries are Doing
ACRL-ULS
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

In the competitive environment for reputation and resources in higher education there is growing pressure for robust and comparable library measures that are meaningful in terms of institutional objectives. Current leaders in establishing such metrics lie outside the United States. But some US-based initiatives are emerging that relate to the impact of the library on student learning and faculty research. A panel will examine measuring value and impact in work relevant to academic libraries.

Speakers: Alexander C. McCormick, Director, National Survey of Student Engagement & Associate Professor, School of Education, Indiana University;  J. Stephen Town, Director of Information, University Library and Archives, The University of York; Patricia Brennan, Director of Product Management for Evaluative Products, Thomson Reuters; Moderator, Marilyn Myers,  Associate Dean for Public Services, University of Houston Libraries

Contemporary European Fiction in Translation
ACRL-WESS & LES
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Globalization and migration across linguistic borders create cross-cultural awareness and increase the need for translated fiction. Most North American readers rely on the publication of translated works for access to contemporary European and World literature, yet many publishers are hesitant, claiming that American audiences do not respond positively to literature in translation. What do librarians need to know to build collections and promote European literature in translation? Panelists will explore translation theory and cultural studies, publishing translations in North America, and translation poetics and pragmatics. This is a joint ACRL WESS/ACRL LES program.

Speakers: Chad W. Post, Director, University of Rochester; Alane Salierno Mason, Vice President and Senior Editor, W. W. Norton & Company; Edwin Gentzler, Director, Translation Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Moderator, Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer, Brigham Young University

Finding the Best Film for the Classroom: Feminist Pedagogy, Visual Literacy and Representation
ACRL-WSS
Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Multimedia resources allow students who are increasingly visually oriented to experience other eras and cultures and to acquire ethnographic sensibility and visual literacy that could not be delivered through textual material. This program will focus on multimedia resources on women’s issues and create a panel with four experts: media librarian, film distributor, film review e-journal editor, college/university faculty member. They will present their perspectives on issues of collection development, marketing, distribution and classroom use.

Speakers: Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make Movies; Chimene Tucker, Information Services Librarian, University of California Santa Barbara; Karen Alexander, Senior Editor, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Rutgers University; Daniel Moshenberg, Associate Professor and Director, Women’s Studies Program, George Washington University; Moderator, Kayo Denda, Head, Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies Librarian, Rutgers University

Starting Out? Start With You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know
Individual Proposal
Saturday, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Are you a new librarian seeking to share your bright ideas, enthusiasm, and fresh perspective? Want to learn more about professional awareness and participation, networking, communication, research, publication, promotion, and tenure? Learn how to develop your career by turning initiative into innovation, identifying best practices, overcoming setbacks, and maximizing contributions. This program will highlight important considerations for new librarians and recommend actions that will enhance professional development, job satisfaction, and career growth.

Speakers: Karen Sobel, Reference and Instruction Librarian / Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Denver; Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University

Virtually Embedded in Second Life
Individual Proposal
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Academic librarians collaborated with an English professor to embed in undergraduate composition courses taught within the virtual world of Second Life. Librarians attended class alongside students, eliminating barriers and building a positive rapport. Over three semesters, they progressed from bumping into virtual walls to providing in-depth research consultations and formal library instruction. This session focuses on the unique challenges of embedded librarianship in Second Life and best practices for supporting students in virtual learning contexts.

Speakers: Carol Smith, Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian, Public Services, University of Central Missouri; Marian G. Davis, Distance Learning Librarian, University of Central Missouri; Karla Massia, Technical Services Librarian, University of Central Missouri

Web Guide
Podcast

Library Instruction Live! Reaching Distance Students in Real Time
Individual Proposal
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Librarians at both Cuyahoga Community College and Montana State University are exploring ways to improve library services for distance students. A demonstration of an actual online library instruction session using virtual software will be included. Tips on effective utilization of the software and techniques to increase web based student success in library research will be offered. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and participate in the online demonstration.

Speakers: Nancy Connor, Web Service Librarian, Cuyahoga Community College; Sheila Bonnand, Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor, Montana State University; Mary Anne Hansen, Associate Professor/Reference Librarian, Montana State University

PowerPoint

Beyond Library Guides: Using Libguides as a Platform for Student Research Projects
Individual Proposal
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presenters will demonstrate how Libguides can be used to promote information literacy and facilitate student engagement, by allowing students to collaborate, informally publish their own work, and critique the work of others. This workshop will discuss practical techniques for utilizing Libguides as a platform for student research assignments, and will also mention free Wiki software such as Pbworks and Wikispaces that can be used to accomplish similar purposes.

Speakers: Phyllis Conn, Assistant Professor, St. John’s University; Ben Turner, Assistant Professor, Instructional Librarian, St. John’s University

PowerPoint
Handout - Best Practices
Handout - Workshop Project