Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Perspectives on Demand Driven Acquisitions in a Consortial Environment Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102bc
Description :

Consortial Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) purchasing has the potential for sharing costs and collections across libraries, but there are also unique challenges for both librarians and vendors. Librarians from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries consortium and OhioLINK will discuss their experiences with setting up consortial DDA programs.

Speaker bios:
Dan Gottlieb is Associate Dean for Collections & Technical Services at the University of Cincinnati. Additionally, the University of Cincinnati is a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 89 Ohio college and university libraries plus the State Library of Ohio and Dan is a member of OhioLINK’s collection committee known as the Cooperative Information Resource Management Committee or CIRM.

Michael Levine-Clark is the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collections Services at the University of Denver Libraries. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and serves as co-editor for scholarly articles. He has been a member or chair of many committees within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards. He is currently serving as the co-chair of a NISO working group to develop recommended practices for Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs and as the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 4th edition. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries and the development of demand-driven acquisition models.

Karen Wilhoit is currently the Associate University Librarian for Collections at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She received her MLS from Indiana University in 1984, and has held positions at the Indiana State Library and the University of Dayton Law Library before coming to Wright State in 1992.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Do No Harm: NEW Peace Corps Training Package for Sustainable Library Projects Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The Sustainable Library Development Training Package was designed to provide Peace Corps Volunteers with standardized training and guidance for library activities. The training package was developed by Peace Corps librarians with input from the field and review by other experts. It includes stand-alone sessions and a sequence of sessions that could be delivered as a 2-day workshop. Topics include Introduction to Sustainable Library Development; Information Resources for Library Projects; Steps for Setting Up a Library; Organization and Classification; Borrowing and Lending; and Supplementary Services. The sessions can be used and adapted by others engaged in library projects worldwide.
For the ALA Annual Conference, a large print poster will illustrate the path of the library training: development of training resources – training of trainers – local staff training Volunteers – Volunteers training community members – and community members training other community members. The process is dynamic and feedback continually informs improvement of training resources. Measurement and evaluation tools are instituted at the post level for all Peace Corps training; only preliminary results will be available by the time of the conference. A looping slide show with photos of Peace Corps Volunteer library projects will also be presented on a laptop. A sample print version of the training package will be on display and handouts with further details will be available. The Sustainable Library Development Training Package is intended to promote best practices in sustainable library development. Presentation of the resources at conferences will further inform the improvement of library training.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Exploring the Process: Mentoring Central American Lending libraries while providing Service Learning Volunteer Programs Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

This poster will explore the ongoing expansion of grass roots lending libraries in Central America- focusing on the process of mentoring two new lending libraries in El Salvador in 2012 and their successful initiation. Included will be reports and handouts following the ongoing sustainability and success of the original programs and their service learning and Study Abroad components. Reports include volunteer student internship projects, links to the blog for the 2nd annual University of Maryland Business School entrepreneur program and supportive library workshops featuring story teller Ann Pellowski, international librarians and university students. Evaluation is based on the criteria used in the continued success of the twelve year old San Juan del Sur Biblioteca Movil y Publica in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and the growing list of long term Central American lending programs the sponsoring program, The Hester J Hodgdon Libraries for All Program has mentored .

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Fresh ideas through small differences: discovering the German way of library work Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

International professional exchange is an effective, challenging and fun way to gain fresh ideas for your library. Even small differences between libraries abroad and at home can help to assume a new perspective on problems and inspire change and development. There is a long tradition of mutual learning between North American and German libraries, and one way to keep it alive and put it to use is a professional visit at a German library supported by Bibliothek & Information International (BII). Founded in 2000 with its precursors dating back to the 1960s, BII is a standing committee of Bibliothek & Information Deutschland, the federation of German library associations, working on a voluntary basis. It is responsible for fostering exchange between libraries in Germany and the rest of the world by issuing travel grants and giving advice to interested colleagues. The committee puts emphasis on trips of 2-4 weeks length with a clearly defined professional goal and a convincing concept for transferring learning experiences to the grantee’s home country. The poster will show why German libraries are worth a visit and where some of the small differences to North America lie, describe the programs that BII offers to Americans and Canadians and explain the application process using charts. It will also give examples for successful stays by quoting and showing pictures from grantees’ reports. The presentation will be complemented by graphs that visualize grant statistics, e.g. the number of grantees by country of origin and topic of their stay.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Global Information Literacy Moves Toward Web 3.0 Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

• This poster will share a collaborative project among librarians and information literacy specialists on a global scale. As digital content and new media formats evolve through a participatory culture, opportunities for global network increase. Challenges for teaching information literacy include the promotion of responsible, ethical behavior in a rising digital culture. An example of global professional development among librarians is a panel of information literacy specialists sharing concerns, goals, and best practices in a virtual world environment. This poster will illustrate the global information literacy panel which demonstrates the common issues faced across the globe. A visual poster will share photos, examples, and background in global information literacy and video will be available on a laptop.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Growing Readers at Storytime: A critical analysis of Canadian library website content about early literacy Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Public library websites provide information about programs, services and collections. This study examines web content about early literacy aimed at parents and how well it reflects community diversity. While acknowledging that children's librarians' real-life interactions with young children and their families are of paramount importance, we must also consider the early literacy messages that public libraries are delivering on their libraries’ virtual pages and how these messages can be made more reflective and inclusive of community diversity. This poster presentation summarizes an academic study of 20 urban Canadian libraries. Specifically, the researcher sought evidence that these libraries reflect diversity through their web content about early literacy. The results of the study suggest that many libraries are not using their websites to their full potential to promote and support early literacy within diverse communities. By using examples of text and images taken from the data she gathered, the poster will emphasize a number of recommendations for all public libraries to consider. Tess Prendergast has worked as a children's librarian for 16 years. She is now in her second year of doctoral studies within the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research explores how communities and community programs, especially libraries, can provide early literacy support to families whose children have disability labels.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
More than One? – A Survey of Visible Minority Librarians Working In Canada's Local History Rooms Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The 2011 Canadian Census (http://tinyurl.com/bymfm39) reports that Canada’s overall population is growing rapidly, largely as a result of immigration. Yet, according to The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries 2005 report (http://tinyurl.com/5ap6fm), visible or ethnic minorities comprise 7% of the library profession compared to 14% of Canada’s entire labour force. Anecdotal evidence suggests that less than a handful of these visible minority librarians serve as local history librarians in public libraries. With so few visible minorities working as librarians or archivists who could potentially outreach to the various ethnic communities and multicultural groups, there are considerable challenges in trying to capture, record and preserve the newly arrived immigrants’ stories for future generations. Based on a survey currently underway, the poster will gather this feedback to indicate how many public libraries in Canada have local history and genealogy collections; how many of the staff are of ethnic descent; and what they identify as main challenges in reaching out to immigrant groups in their communities. Utilizing maps, graphs, photos and snippets of transcribed interviews, this poster will not only draw attention to the ongoing need to recruit and retain visible minority librarians in this specialized field in Canada, but will hopefully spark further research to start documenting the numbers, the work experiences and unique set of challenges facing other visible minority librarians working in local history rooms in other countries.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
No need to travel far... Exploring the United States and Canada in German libraries Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Print and electronic materials on North American topics form a substantial part of the general collections in German academic libraries.
In addition, there are several libraries that are particularly dedicated to collecting, making accessible and connecting students and scholars to materials on North America. This poster will present an overview on the presentation of material on North America in German academic libraries with a focus on: The library of the John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies in Berlin, the largest special library for North American Studies in Germany. The special collection on North America at Göttingen State and University library and their electronic library on Anglo-American Culture. These physical and virtual libraries cooperate in the special collections program funded by the German Research Foundation. To support research on North America it is important not only to provide students and scholars with academic texts, but also with every-day media such as films, newspapers or audio and picture material that allow a better understanding of North American culture, history and politics. This poster will show how German academic libraries meet these expectations by creating a unique set of services for students and scholars interested in North America based on their collections, library spaces, reference and digital services. It will emphasize the network character of these services by presenting a graphic design that not only explains the virtual connections between different places and institutions, but also shows the uniqueness of their services in the form of self-explanatory picture material.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative with Michael Margolis Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S502
Description :

Everyone knows why libraries matter. And yet, some people are questioning our role and value in the 21st century. How do we share the excitement for how libraries are evolving and innovating as a community institution? In this keynote, you’ll learn storytelling strategies specific to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by libraries today. For the last year, our presenter, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with both the California and Pennsylvania State Libraries around this issue. Come learn why it’s important to tell your story, how to do it right, and some simple ways to get storied. Your story matters.

**This program was included in Library Journal's top picks guide to the Annual Conference!**

10:30am - 12:00pm
Teaching College Students Information Literacy Course Using an Experiential Blended Learning Instructional Design Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The Information Literacy Course is one of the liberal art courses selectively enrolled by all of the college students in National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). In order to understand if the instructional design would enhance students learning interest and motivation as well as increase their learning performance, synchronous and asynchronous as well as the traditional face to face instructional design models were applied. The teaching materials used are the 18 units of Digital Learning Materials developed by the Ministry of Education (MOE). The course design is a blended one with 2 synchronous, 4 asynchronous and 11 face-to-face classroom interactions, a total of 17 units of instructions. The objectives of the course are to facilitate college students with the capability of the intellectual Craftsmanship as proposed by C. Wright Mills, the mid-20th century American Sociologist. And the purpose of the blended instructional design is hoping to equip the current students with the ability to use new ICT for lifelong learning in the future. A pre-test as well as post-test have been designed and applied to understand the students’ learning performance. And a midterm and a final course evaluation have been designed and applied to trace whether the students learning interest and motivation changed along the way of the learning processes throughout the semester. The results of the statistical analysis reveal that the blended instructional design indeed made changes on both students’ interest and motivation along the course as well as the learning performance.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
The Lubuto Library Project: proving the value of high-quality public-access libraries in international development Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Public-access libraries can transform the educational landscape of the whole society in countries with weak information and educational infrastructure. Lubuto Libraries, as an example, fill a critical institutional gap, as a highly effective way to serve marginalized and out-of-school children and youth, a central social policy imperative of many African countries. Effectively serving OVCY requires professional library services drawing on a range of technologies and creating innovative programming, that benefit the entire society – not just vulnerable youth. Yet international development efforts to strengthen educational systems, improve literacy, serve out-of-school children and other major program initiatives intended to support the development goals of low-income countries overlook the role of libraries. Even worse, development agencies have come to think of book and computer donation programs as creating “libraries,” and their lack of impact has taken real libraries further from consideration by development planners and funders.
The poster session will outline the integrated framework for successful and sustainable library development that is necessary for libraries to be considered partners in international development efforts.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
What do they want to know? Assessing the use of virtual reference systems in a large Canadian academic library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The University of Toronto (Canada) has recently implemented an online FAQ knowledge base using SpringShare’s LibAnswers product. This system empowers patrons to find immediate answers to their questions on the library website, without synchronous reference intervention. Users enter their question into a search box, and the system auto-completes the question based on existing FAQ entries written by librarians. Users then can then click on an FAQ entry, submit their question to see more potential answers, or, if there is no appropriate answer, submit their query to the system in order to receive a personal reply. Personal replies can be answered privately, or adapted for display in the public knowledge base. This system is deployed across multiple campuses, and participating libraries collaborate on both public and private FAQ content.

LibAnswers tracks search behaviour, allowing for analysis of interactions with this unmediated form of virtual reference. The poster will compare these interactions to a large scale academic chat reference service called Ask a Librarian, which also serves the University of Toronto community. The poster will highlight similarities and differences between the two virtual references services related to usage patterns and question types and discuss how we used these insights to improve the design and delivery of virtual reference services at our institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: Fair Use – Do Students Know Their Coursework Is An Exception to The Rule? Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Fair use and the TEACH Act protect many uses of print and visual media in the physical and virtual classroom from claims of copyright infringement, but what about outside the classroom or after graduation? Are students aware that accepted practices in educational settings are actually exceptions to copyright law? Come get fired up with this academic librarian from a public research university as she argues why, in our mission to produce information- and visually-literate individuals, we need to explicitly contextualize the economic, ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and visual materials.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
A Happy Marriage: Masters’ Theses and Proquest Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Looking for a partner? Why not find an avenue to highlight Masters’ theses that have traditionally been overshadowed by dissertations. In many cases smaller universities and colleges do not always have the finances and staff to digitize and catalog their theses to share with students and with the worldwide scholarly community. After investigating various options for digitization, the Cheng Library of William Paterson decided to partner with Proust to insure the accessibility and preservation of students’ theses. It was necessary to gain University support and subsequently Department Handbooks were compiled and students came to the Library prepared to submit their theses online. If students select the Traditional Access, there are no charges. If students select the Open Access, there is a fee. Other elective costs would be for copyright and binding. Proquest also provides the MARC records and an archival copy on microfilm.The full texts of theses are included in Theses@the William Paterson University of New Jersey and available at no charge to the William Paterson Community. With MARC records theses can also be located via the card catalog with a link to the full text. Theses are also included in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database. The results of a survey of faculty reveal satisfactory results and commitments to continue in the program. Your Library theses and Proquest: A Marriage of efficiency, accessibility and fiscal responsibility!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Celebrating Diversity and Community Year-round: An Academic Library Reaches Out Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

An often overlooked aspect of library programming is fostering community and highlighting diversity issues year-round. Traditionally, academic library outreach targets the campus, promoting library services to faculty and students. This poster focuses on how the UC San Diego Social Sciences & Humanities Library’s outreach program broadens the traditional role of the academic library by developing exhibits and events that draw on the rich resources of the Library, our campus and the wider San Diego community.

Throughout the year, the library offers programming that is vibrant, collaborative and engages communities beyond the library and the campus. As our efforts have evolved, we have come to value the diversity that our collaboration with community partners brings to our programs. By cultivating these relationships and highlighting the diversity inherent in our community and subject areas, we realize the UCSD Mission of embracing “diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential ingredients of academic excellence in higher education.”

We offer a model for library programming that makes diversity a cornerstone. Based on increased attendance and preliminary, positive feedback, this approach works. This type of programming allows attendees to make personal connections and creates a feeling of inclusion—two elements that are crucial to student success. Documents, photos, and marketing materials illustrate how to identify community partners and link outreach efforts to an academic library’s mission and curriculum. Attendees will leave with strategies for finding community and campus partners, and an understanding of how to develop diversity in exhibits and events.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Choose Your Own Adventure: Integrating an Information Literacy Rubric into Seven (Very) Different Colleges Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

It is no small feat to develop a replicable, dependable information literacy rubric that is appropriate to an institution’s unique student population. But once the rubric is created, how does it become edited, adopted, and utilized by campus stakeholders to actually improve information literacy learning? And, what happens when you multiply this by a consortial context, wherein one information literacy rubric is presented to five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools, each with unique governance models, assessment profiles, and relationships with the library they share?
The visual nature of a poster will provide a perfect means to map out the different paths the rubric and its librarian advocates have taken at each of the Claremont College campuses. The schools represent a range of governance models from top down to consensus based to grass roots, and are at very different stages of outcomes-based assessment, a few already utilizing numerous evaluation methods while others are brand new to systematic assessment. Our insight into information literacy assessment and advocacy across different institutional structures will speak to librarians from primary to higher education contexts. While all institutions are unique, any librarian should be able to identify with one or more paths toward information literacy assessment integration, and transform this knowledge into successful campus information literacy assessment collaborations.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Conference Connections: Taking an Active Role in Undergraduate Research Culture Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

As the Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Student Research & Innovation Conference has grown over the past 8 years, so has library involvement with the conference. Support began in traditional ways, helping students with their research and setting up a library display at the event itself. Since then, however, the library has taken on an increasingly large leadership role, working closely with student volunteers, developing judging criteria, organizing a drop-in workshop series, editing conference proceedings, and co-chairing the conference organizing committee. In doing so, the library has become embedded in, and is helping to create, the campus undergraduate research culture.
This poster will use workshop attendance data to demonstrate how the workshop series was assessed and modified over time, and preliminary results from a survey of 2013 conference participants to share student feedback on the perceived value of the conference and support opportunities. Photos will show a timeline of how library involvement in the conference has grown beyond the reference desk, including images of some of the campus partnerships that have occurred: bringing Theatre faculty in to teach public speaking workshops; working with the Centre for Learning Innovation to move the Conference Proceedings online; liaising with the Research Office to coordinate a student video contest. Conference involvement has been beneficial in terms of furthering relationships and networking opportunities with faculty, and is a rewarding opportunity for librarians to be involved in the research creation and distribution accomplishments of students.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Creating a new e-classroom: A cross-campus collaboration forms an embedded library space Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The George Washington University Libraries have a very active library
instruction program, highlighted by a close partnership with
GW's University Writing Program. As a major renovation of an academic building on GW's Mount Vernon Campus created new office
spaces for the Writing Program and other faculty, an opportunity arose for the
Eckles Library to work with several campus partners to
create a technology-rich e-classroom in the same building.
In so doing, for the first time in recent GW library history, a major library service and a dedicated office space have embedded librarians into a vital academic
building, expanding the reach of the library while better serving
students and faculty outside the footprint of the library
proper.

This poster will highlight the spaces and the services offered, in addition to the campus partnerships and the
ongoing assessments of the space as it is used to teach a wide range of library instruction sessions. Initial and ongoing financial investments will also be considered.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Explore: Fun with Science in the Library Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Explore program invites librarians to open doors to the universe to children – no prior experience in science is required! For each of eleven different Earth and space science topics, Explore provides step-by-step instructions for a selection of hands-on activities, as well as facilitator background information, correlating National Science Education Standards, and lists of related books, websites, handouts, and other resources. All materials can be accessed online for free at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore. The activities are featured in periodic in-person and online trainings for library professionals.

The 800 graduates of Explore trainings (from 35 states) have reported an increase in confidence in presenting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. Through the training, participants gain the skills, knowledge, and virtual network of support to bring exciting, current science to their communities. They pass along an excitement for Earth and space science and exploration — especially benefitting children in rural and other underserved areas, which may lack a science center or other source for science experiences.

Quotes from Explore program facilitators, photographs of Explore activities being conducted in libraries, and survey data graphs will be presented. Data include pre/posttests about Earth and space science knowledge and surveys describing the participant’s levels of preparedness and perceived ability to lead the activities (collected during trainings and pilot tests by Explore program staff or external evaluators). Conference attendees will be invited to try an Explore activity, sign up for free upcoming online Explore trainings, and visit the Explore website.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Multi-Use Research Guides: Serving Resident and Distance Learners Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Penn State World Campus, established in 1998, is a leader in online education specializing in adult online education, and delivers more than 80 of Penn State's most highly regarded graduate, undergraduate and professional education programs through convenient online formats. The University Libraries serves this ever growing online community in addition to resident students in 20 locations. In a single year, the number of students learning online grew 22% and enrollment in online courses increased 19%. With this change in learning environments, the University Libraries has had to consider how to best serve students in these different venues with limited people and financial resources. Several library initiatives to enhance services to the World Campus community were launched in 2012, including re-conceptualizing existing Research Guides for resident students as a multi-use guide for resident and distance learners. Faculty and instructional designers supporting online learning also have specialized needs for library support that must be addressed.
"Before" and "after" Research Guide examples will illustrate how the underlying focus went from a geographically based physical library space and interaction to reaching users wherever they are with appropriate resources and research guidelines.
This process necessitated developing best practices that identify and support Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and Standards for Distance Learning Library Services.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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