2014 SIBF-ALA Conference Program

2014 SIBF-ALA (Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference) Conference Program Presentations

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Thank you for attending the first Sharjah International Book Fair and ALA Library Conference. Here are some of the presentations that took place during the 2014 SIBF-ALA Library Conference.

Wednesday, November 12

Opening and Keynote- Transforming Libraries, Transforming Ourselves

Courtney Young, ALA President and Head Librarian and professor of Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny Campus.

Session I

I. New Trends and New Technologies in Libraries- Directions for Your Library (188 KB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

II. Creating and Enhancing Effective Information Literacy Programs (2.67 MB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

Carol Hansen, Director of Libraries at VCU-Qatar Libraries; Nicole Johnson, Director of Libraries at VCU-Qatar Libraries; Nicole Johnston, PhD, Lecturer - Library and Information Studies UCL Qatar; Fiona Hunt, Zayed University; Diane Vanderpol, Zayed University

Creating and Enhancing Effective Information Literacy Programs in EFL/ESL Classrooms (335.62 KB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

Dr. Nicole Johnston, University College London

Zayed University’s Information Literacy Program (1.51 MB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)



Fiona Hunt, MLIS, Academic Advisor and Instructor, University College, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Working with Peer Tutors to Foster Information Literacy (475 KB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)



Diane VanderPol, Associate Director, Library and Learning Commons

III. School Libraries: Integral to Student Success

Terri Grief, President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and School Librarian at McCracken County High School in Kentucky.

Session II

I. Connecting With Community: Engaging the Public, Partnering for Impact (4.9 MB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

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Heba Mohamed Ismail, Libraries Technical Manager; Rasha Hussein Tawfik, Head of IT Department.

II. New Spaces and Services in the Academic Library (10 MB, PDF, opens in new window)

Patrick Deaton, Associate Director for Learning Spaces and Capital Management.

III. Implementing an Open Access Policy – Modeling KAUST in the Region

Mohamed Ba-Essa, Digital Repository Specialist, and Dr. J.K. Vijayakumar, Collections and Information Services Manager, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Session III

I. E- Resources Collection Development and Virtual Libraries Management (opens in new page)

Michael Clark-Levine, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collections Services at the University of Denver.

II. Implementing RDA in the Middle East (1.76 MB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

Magda El-Sherbini, head of The Ohio State University Libraries, Collection Description and Access Department. She is also a professor at Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.

III. The Rebranding Success at Selangor Public Library, Malaysia: Behind the Scenes

Mastura Muhamad, Director, Selangor Public Library in Malaysia.

Thursday, November 13

Opening Discussion - Failing Forward in the 21st Century

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research; Kathy Ray, Dean of Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno; and Rick Anderson, Associate Dean, Marriott Library, University of Utah.

Session IV

I. Proving the Value of Your Library

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research, and Chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries Committee.

II. Academic Libraries as Makerspace: Engaging students in the creating of new knowledge (Google docs, opens in new window)

Kathlin Ray, Dean of Libraries and Teaching Learning Technologies at University of Nevada Reno.

III. ALA Resources and Opportunities for You (26.8 MB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

Michael Dowling, Director, ALA International Relations Office and Chapter Relations Office.

Session V

I. Using Assessment to Understand Students: The American University of Sharjah Library Experience (opens in new window)

Daphne Flanagan, Librarian, American University of Sharjah Library; Alanna Ross, Associate University Librarian for Public Services; American University of Sharjah Library.

II. Staff and Leadership Development in Libraries (365 KB, PDF file, opens in new window)

Saadi A. Al-Said, Associate Director, Administration and Planning, Qatar National Library.

III. Promoting the Love of Reading and Engagement in School Libraries (12 MB, PowerPoint, opens in new window)

Tala Karkar, former librarian at the Friends Girl School (FGS) Library in Ramallah, Palestine.